Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Supporting Students with Autism in Higher Education


Goal: Advance equity in access to opportunity and success.

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Online / WebEx | Cost: Free | Flyer: Link

Required Registration: Click here for registration


A team of experts from offer an overview of evidence-based and research-backed information and methods that faculty and staff members can use to successfully support students with autism in higher education settings.


  • Diversity acceptance and inclusion.
  • Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Condition and Asperger Syndrome.
  • How autism may present in a university setting.
  • Strategies for supporting/teaching students with autism.
  • Accommodation requirements / accommodation recommendations.


  • John P. Hussman, Ph.D., MS. Ed.
    Executive Director, Hussman Institute for Autism
  • Beth Benevides, B.A.
    Director of Outreach, Hussman Institute for Autism
  • Colleen George, M.A. Developmental Disabilities
    Program Manager, Hussman Institute for Autism
  • Zosia Zaks, M.Ed., C.R.C.
    Manager of Programs and Education, Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

About The Hussman Institute for Autism:

The vision of the Hussman Institute for Autism is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families by creating a continuum of supports and resources to address the needs for evidence-based teaching methods, communication, inclusion, connection, and independence.

Our perspective is not that autism is a tragedy that must be eliminated with a cure, nor that those with autism must be turned over to be “fixed” by therapists in segregated settings. Rather, our goal is to provide resources to support those with autism within their homes, schools and communities and enable learning, communication, and meaningful relationships through day-to-day engagement with those around them.

The Hussman Institute for Autism is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Maryland.

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