Becoming an autism-supportive college

What does it take to become an autism-supportive college?

Reported by EdTech Magazine, Bellevue College uses a strengths-based approach to help students on the autism spectrum navigate online learning. IT teams work to keep in mind communication differences – that they might only be hearing or seeing 10% of what the student meant to say.

Faculty and staff and trained to try and focus on their requests without reading too hard into their perceived tone. To put fixes in writing, using plan language when possible.

The takeaway? Empowering students vs. seeking to change their behavior is more than inclusive IT. This is best practice for working with all students.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.