Powerful Pairings: 1)Creating a Culture of Inclusion on Campus; 2) Redesigning College Classrooms to More Inclusively Teach Autistic Students

Student Life Center

1) This session provides practical guidance on recruiting inclusion champions on campus, challenging barriers to inclusion, and establishing disability as a fundamental component of your college’s diversity, equity, and inclusion plan. These steps can fundamentally alter the culture of your campus and improve the experience of neurodiverse students in measurable ways. This session is most useful for college faculty, staff, administrators, and self-advocates interested in taking on leadership roles and sparking institutional change.
2) Featuring the findings of a recent study that demonstrates how future faculty members (e.g., graduate students, postdocs) plan to more inclusively teach autistic college students, this interactive session will provide attendees with insights on useful pedagogical strategies to apply in their classrooms and how to effectively enhance autism acceptance on their college campuses.

Breakout Session D