Autism on Campus:

Supporting Students on the Spectrum

  • Ms. Sue Ceja, M.S. Mt. San Antonio College
  • Jeannine Kranzow Azusa Pacific University
Keywords: autism, orientation, transition, spectrum, disability, persistence


With a significant increase in the number of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), there is a need for higher education professionals on campuses to better understand the challenges facing this population. This article presents literature on the topic of college students with ASD that will better equip those working with students on campus. Challenges faced by those transitioning to college with ASD and implications for those working in orientation, transition, and other support areas within institutions of higher education are discussed. Suggestions for improving success, retention and thriving for this population are presented.


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Author Biographies

Ms. Sue Ceja, M.S., Mt. San Antonio College

Administrative Assistant, Honors Program

Jeannine Kranzow, Azusa Pacific University

Associate Professor, Department of Higher Education

How to Cite
Ceja, S., & Kranzow, J. (2020). Autism on Campus: : Supporting Students on the Spectrum. Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention, 27(1).
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