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Thursday, December 1 • 8:20am - 9:10am
A Story About Finding Our Place LIMITED

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Being young men autism enrolled in a transition program at a university has helped us in many ways. One of the ways that we find it most amazing is the different experiences we get to have with our peers in college. This will be the story of us trying to find our way in campus life at a university as transition students with intellectual disabilities. There are many obvious ways that being enrolled in a transition program has helped us, but there are also some things that are awesome that may not be so obvious. For example, we get to learn cool and innovative things while other university students are learning how to teach or work with students. Like when we go to the student recreation center and workout with a partner; they get to learn about creating individualized workout plans while we learn more about health and exercise. However, the most awesome experiences we have sometimes are the times when we just get to be part of a group, like when the fraternities on campus invite us over for Ÿ??guys dayŸ? or the other fraternity and sorority host a Spring Formal for us. These kinds of positive experiences are much different than the ones we experienced in high school when other kids would sometimes ignore us or ridicule us. When we are on campus, we are just another part of the student population and fit in just like everyone else. This is a very different story than we ever thought we would be able to tell. -Participants will hear our first hand accounts of the Ÿ??collegeŸ? experience from the perspective of persons with autism -Participants will learn specifically about our college transition experience at a large 4-year institution and the experiences we


Amy Williamson

CrossingPoints Coordinator, The University of Alabama

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am CST
Wabash Cannonball 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103