Autistic students account for approximately 1-2% of the third level student population, however their graduation rates compared to their neuro typical peers is much lower. Any mechanism put in place to support autistic students should address the issues behind these low graduation rates specifically. For example, students who do not inform an institute of their diagnosis and don’t avail of local accommodations how can we best support these students? Supports need to be integrated at the subject/module level ranging from employing technology aides to techniques such as Universal Design Learning and Inclusive Assessments to assist in achieving positive outcomes.

Authors: Martin Mc Hugh, Naoise Collins

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0030
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland