Higher Ed Trends: The Growing Enrollment of Students on the Autism Spectrum

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by J. Swift Over the next decade, more students with autism spectrum disorders are expected to enroll in America’s universities than ever before. And according to several experts, their success in higher education largely hinges on how institutions accommodate the needs of the ever-increasing population. Jordan White — a 21-year-old computer science major living in the suburbs of Atlanta — cites a host of revolutionary thinkers as personal influences. Among others, he lists figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Thomas Edison as inspirations. Especially important to White is Walt Disney. “Not only was he an innovator, but […]
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