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Many individuals and parents are faced with searching for options as they or their children age out of the school system.  If you are an individual with ASD or a parent/guardian of an individual with ASD, you might consider a post-secondary education option.   College programs are now becoming more available to individuals with autism and/or with an intellectual disability.  Some offer a full 4 -year college degree program with additional support to enhance success, while others offer a certificate program where students focus on independent living and social skills.  If you or your child received special education services through an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), those services will end at graduation and will not follow you or your child to a post-secondary education program.  Contacting the post-secondary disability advocate program will assist in learning what support you or your child can request while completing these next steps in your or your child’s education process.

You can learn more about college programs on our provider directory.

Autism Speaks also has a toolkit to help in preparing for a post- secondary education program