A new guide released this week offers a step-by-step look at college life for those with autism — offering tips on everything from classroom accommodations to dealing with roommates — and it’s written by adults with the developmental disorder.
At over 100 pages, the handbook produced by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network is said to be the first-of-its-kind to be geared toward individuals with autism rather than parents or professionals.
It’s punctuated by first person accounts and frank talk, offering young people with autism a look at the changes they can expect when transitioning to college both socially and academically.
The guide also touches on topics like self-advocacy, independent living and basics like maintaining good eating and sleeping habits.
Dubbed the “Navigating College Handbook,” the guide is available as a free download or in printed form for a fee.