Universities with Autism Initiatives

  • Amy E. Hurley-HansonEmail author
  • Cristina M. Giannantonio
  • Amy Jane Griffiths
Part of the Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma book series (PAEWS)


An increasing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are expected to enroll in post-secondary education in the next decade. This chapter explores the diverse array of programs and initiatives that colleges and universities are providing to Generation A. Some universities have developed programs that focus on degree completion and providing students with successful college experiences. Other programs focus on integrating them into the workforce by preparing students for the job market upon graduation, providing them with internship opportunities, and placing them in on-campus jobs. A few universities have developed programs that focus on hiring individuals with ASD from the local community.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy E. Hurley-Hanson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Cristina M. Giannantonio
    • 1
  • Amy Jane Griffiths
    • 1
  1. 1.Chapman UniversityOrangeUSA

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