ASD in the University: Peer Mentoring in GMU’s MASI Program

The leap from high school to college is truly a multifaceted transition as students shift both academic and social gears. This time of change can be especially taxing for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Deficits in executive function can make adapting to independent university life challenging. Specifically, problems with planning and mental flexibility can […]

Autistic Individuals in the Arts: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Today, the name “Mozart” is nearly synonymous with the genre of classical music. Over two centuries after the renowned composer’s death, the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart still permeates concert halls, film scores and playlists around the globe. The city of Salzburg, Austria, Mozart’s birthplace, has been transformed into a kind of Mozart “theme park”1, […]