By Kathryn North, LPA | Licensed Psychological Associate
When your child was first diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the last thing on your mind was planning for their college education. Like most parents, you were consumed with understanding the diagnosis, getting through each day, and adjusting to your family’s new reality. That new reality could now include post-secondary education for your child with ASD. As the rate of ASD diagnoses has exploded, so have effective treatments and interventions as well as appropriate programs and educational accommodations that are enabling individuals with an ASD to realize their college dreams.