Advancing Post-Secondary Opportunity for Autistic Students

Using simplified language understandable to a layperson, provide a general, one-paragraph description of the proposed research project to be undertaken by the intern(s) as well as the expected benefit to the partner organization. (100-150 words)The project has been developed in concurrence with the Sinneave Foundation’s aim to improve outcomes in education, employment and housing for autistic youth and adults. Post-secondary educational supports and access have been identified as key areas to develop to support the autistic population in their goals. As part of the project, interns will participate fully in Phases 1-3 of the project to provide the foundation framework and data to forward the project’s aim of inclusively developing and refine ‘on the ground’ strategies and guidelines for post-secondary engagement and support for students with autism.

Intern: 
Hilary Nelson;Danielle Switalsky;Chelsea Hack;Jill Ciesielski;Amber Young
Faculty Supervisor: 
David Nicholas
Province: 
Alberta
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