“Dramatic rise in number of college-bound kids with autism”

In the past decade, academic administrators have noticed an increase in the number of kids with autism going to college. In recent years, a larger number of children have been diagnosed with high-functioning autism, or Asperger’s syndrome. As a result, these children and their parents could access additional supports, if needed. With that generation aging out of high school, we can expect to see more people with autism in college.

‘Fox 8: Cleveland’ recently released a video about the experiences of Nicholas Piazza, a student at Kent State University.

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Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.