Online courses can help students with autism go to college

01/24/2013 |

Many students with autism do not continue their education past high school, but many are capable with the right supports, writes Dana Reinecke, assistant professor at The Sage Colleges in Troy, N.Y., which offers an online bachelor's program for students with autism. Online courses deliver the lessons in the same structure and format, so students can focus on learning the material rather than navigating different class structures, she notes. "Not only does an online education remove the challenges of navigating a campus and filtering out extraneous social and other stimuli, but it also allows for consistency in formatting."

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