Thursday, June 21, 2012
Autism and College
I only know of four people with Autism Spectrum Disorders that went to college. Of those 4, only 3 have diplomas. One of them was still in the process at a community college. One worked as a mental health case worker. Another one wrote articles for a living. The third was a professor at a college. I guess the point to all of this is that it is possible for people with Autism to get degrees and have professional jobs. Of course not everyone is cut out for college. Similar to all the people in the world, some are cut out for college and some are not. Of course these three people have gotten sometimes extensive support to handle the social pressures associated with getting their degrees. Of course, of course, of course…but it is possible.