Experiences of College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Research Study

The number of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in post-secondary academic settings is increasing. Meanwhile, even though most of these students are well-equipped intellectually for post-secondary education, studies suggest they often struggle with academic achievement, express decreased satisfaction with their post-secondary experience, and have a greater incidence of prematurely dropping out of school.

Researchers at Yale University are currently conducting an anonymous, online survey for post-secondary students with ASD. The goals of this project is to gain a better understanding of the experiences of these students, and to utilize this information to provide insight to schools, so they are aware of the needs and types of services they should provide to best serve their students with ASD.

The survey takes roughly 10-30 minutes to complete, and is open to anyone who meets the following requirements: Adult (age 18+), with a formal ASD diagnosis (including Asperger’s Syndrome, and PDD-NOS), and a current student at a post-secondary institution (e.g. university, community college, online university, technical/vocational school).

If you are interested in taking part in this study, or would like further information about it, please visit the following webpage:


Or contact the study researcher: Scott Jackson, PhD (scott.jackson@yale.edu)