Falling in Love with Autism: Sensory Overload

Contrary to the misconception that autistic individuals are not able to have successful romantic relationships, many individuals with ASD are in long-term relationships. However, there are several difficulties autistic people face when having and sustaining these relationships.  Psychologist Kirsty Kerr addresses some of these difficulties in her article “Romantic Relationships and Autism Spectrum Disorder.” These […]

Autism in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Role in Upper-level Education

The number of students with autism that are enrolling in college is comparatively low. Approximately 0.7 percent to 1.9 percent of the college population consists of autistic students with an incompletion rate of 80%. The question is, why is that and what can high school teachers do to prepare their students for upper-level education? “Understanding Autism: […]