Hear from neurodiverse students about how they are managing at college, charting their own paths, taking creative approaches, and making it work in the classroom and on campus.
EPISODE 3: Facing Challenges and Studying Abroad
Aniella Fields had the grades, but she was very hesitant about going to college. Her parents told her she had to give it a try. She was accepted to UC Riverside and moved into a dorm her first semester. Then she struggled a bit as a sophomore and decided to disclose her diagnosis. She also changed majors, got involved with TEDx and other extracurricular activities, and ultimately did well enough to graduate in three years. Plus, hear all about her time in Japan. She loved it.
EPISODE 2: College during COVID
Jasmine Board is a junior at UC Riverside. She was on campus for a quarter when COVID hit, but she says it turns out online school is great for her. She doesn’t need a note taker now because she can listen to the posted lectures at any speed she wants, as many times as she wants. Jasmine also talks about wishing she hadn’t hesitated to transfer to a four year university, finding her passion in the environmental sciences, making friends, and more: being selected for a NASA internship, her job, her boyfriend, and mountain biking.
EPISODE 1: From Community College to Cal State Long Beach
Jonathan Martin recently graduated! He talks about his trek through college, shares why he started out at community college, how he picked the right university and describes his ups and downs with dorm life once he got there. Plus, why he's now learning to drive, where he's working now and how he plans to break into the animation business.
Autism Goes to College - Trailer
Listen in to find out how neurodiverse students are managing at college, sometimes charting their own paths, taking creative approaches, and making it work!