Effective Transition to College: Perspectives form Transition Specialists
Keywords:autism spectrum disorders, transition, postsecondary education
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Students with ASD face unique challenges in accessing postsecondary education (PSE). The increasing number of students with ASD entering PSE necessitates the identification of evidence-based transition practices to support these students. Given the limited literature base, researchers gathered data from the perspective of two transition specialists, district-level transition experts. Findings from this case study indicated the need to explicitly teach transition skills, provide early support to teachers and students, and encourage collaborative programs that include family engagement.
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