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Asperger's – possible matches for students with

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Asperger's – possible matches for students with


NOTE: We typically try to stay away from subjective categories like "would be good for" here on the wiki, but given the emerging need for resources that address this population, we thought it might be helpful to at least give folks a jumping off point. PLEASE remember to follow up with individual schools, as policies and programs are likely to change on a regular basis.


Additionally, here are some websites that might be of help as you research schools:


The College Living Experience (http://www.cleinc.net/home.aspx).  (They have locations around the country and they work with students who enroll in appropriate colleges in each locale, so it might actually provide more flexibility for the student.)


Resources curated by Kathleen Carter at http://educatorlabs.org/:


Autism Speaks Resource Guide

Career Assistance for People with Autism

National Center for Autism Resources & Education

Autism Educational Materials

AutismNOW Transition Planning

Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism


Guide to Flying with an Autistic Child


Some counselors also suggested the K & W Guide for Students With Learning Disabilities.


Adelphi U (PA)
Albion College (MI)
American University (DC)
Arizona State
Beloit (WI)
Binghamton University’s Andrea Snyder is reported to have a good sense of what Asperger's students need to be successful and delivers.
Carnegie Mellon (PA)
Clark U (MA)
Curry (MA)
Daemen College (NY)
Dean – “Our Arch program, while having a reputation for the LD strength, is also notable for our ability to work with autistic and Asperger's students.”
Elon University (NC)
Farleigh Dickinson (Compass program http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=5051)
Goucher College (MD)
Grinnell College  (A counselor visited there and was told that they have a small group of students with Asperger's.  They don't have a special program, but they are a very small community with very small classes, and they said their students are doing well.)
Guilford College (NC)
Harvey Mudd
Johnson & Wales
Landmark College
Lebanon Valley College – “This school does not have a "program" but the Learning Disability provider (Dr. Yvonne Foster)  has a heart for helping these students and actually supports beautifully about 25 Aspergers students on campus.“
Loyola University (MD)
Lynn University (FL)
Manhattanville (NY)
Mitchell College (CT)
Moravian College (PA)
Muskingum (multiple mentions)
Northeastern University (MA)
Reed College (OR)
Schreiner University  (TX)
Southern California
Southern Illinois (Contact Roger Pugh)
SUNY Purchase
Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario)
The University of Alabama - Has a program for about 10 students a year: http://www.collegewithasd.com/page1/files/ua-acts.pdf
U Arizona
U Central Florida (Orlando)
UCONN's Sead Program   http://www.csd.uconn.edu/sead_program.html
U Denver
U Illinois-Champaign
U Mass Boston
U Montevallo-Alabama
U Ozarks
U Puget Sound
U Rochester (NY)
Western Kentucky U
Western State
Westminster College in Missouri -  "Has great support for autism/Asperger's Syndrome students.  They currently have 10 students in the program and it seems to be very successful."
Whitman College
Wilkes University (PA)
Worchester Poly
Wright State

(The core of this list was originally compiled by Jane Mitchell at New Canaan HS; subsequent additions were curated by Deborah Greenberg in 2011.)


This list compiled by AMELIA JOHNSON, Director of College Advising, Indian Springs School through the ACCIS list-serve


  • There was general agreement that the CTCL schools were, for the most part, good options to explore.
  • Specific colleges where counselors had had students attend included:
    • Agnes Scott (mentioned a couple of times)
    • College of Wooster (came up more than once)
    • Trinity U (TX)
    • Guilford (mentioned a couple of times)
    • Warren Wilson College
    • Belmont
    • Eckerd (also mentioned a couple of times)
    • Goucher
    • Hendrix (mentioned a couple of times)
    • RPI
    • Carleton College
    • Coe College
  • Other suggestions based on counselor knowledge of places that might be a good environment for a student with Asperger Syndrome, or places their students had applied/considered but didn't ultimately attend:
    • The smaller Florida schools: Eckerd, Rollins, Lynn, New College
    • McDaniel (MD)
    • Oglethorpe University 
    • Union College (NY)
    • Allegheny
    • Clark U (MA)
    • Case Western
    • Oberlin
    • Westminster College (MO) offers programming for students on the spectrum, too.
    • Marlboro College






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