Autism on Campus


Autism on Campus


For students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), the job-search process presents a unique challenge with too few success stories, as many adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed. Through defining ASD and how it is recognized, and delving into best practices, this presentation will provide an overview of student and employer support throughout the hiring process. With diagnoses increasing each year, cross-campus collaborations and education for employers about the benefits of hiring this student population are critical.

Following this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a preliminary understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and the unique challenges diagnosed students face in the job search;
  • Apply best practices for supporting students with autism and employers interviewing/hiring these students; and
  • Outline the variety of benefits of hiring adults with autism and strategies for facilitating connections between students and employers.

Presenters: Kelsey O'Rourke, M.A., Assistant Director, Employer Relations, University of Dayton and Kerri Boivin, M.B.A., Director, University of Michigan – College of Engineering

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