In Their Own Words: The Experiences of Students with High-Functioning Autism Attending College or University

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism presents a lecture by Rashmeen Nirmal, Ph.D., Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, BC Children’s Hospital.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 17, 2015
TIME:  1:30 – 3:00
WHERE:  Neville Scarfe 310

With the increasing prevalence rate of autism spectrum disorder and, in particular, high-functioning autism (HFA), more students with HFA are beginning to transition to college or university. This session will begin with a brief overview of the literature regarding factors that may present challenges to students with HFA in postsecondary education. This will be followed by the results of a study that investigated the lived experiences of students with HFA who attend college or university.

Light refreshments will be provided.