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Autism Goes to College

Directed by: Erik Linthorst

2019 | USA | 64 minutes

Screening + Q&A

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7pm

Free Admission!

Meet Guillermo, Jasmine, Caroline, Jonathan and Aniella  – five students on the spectrum take us on campus and into their lives to see how they’re doing college.

Every fall, more and more students on the spectrum who are capable of academic work at the college level go off to college. Getting in is often easy enough, but navigating college on the spectrum can be challenging in many ways. So students are figuring it out by doing it.

From deciding which school will be the best fit, to interactions with professors and peers, facing roommate situations, handling money, homesickness, finding work, overcoming setbacks, staying on track to graduate– these students come up against aspects of college life students typically encounter.

Autism Goes to College is a first of it’s kind film, packed with honest insights for student, parents and educators offering an eye-opening look at what a growing number of neurodiverse students are bringing to campus.

Q&A with Erik Linthorst (Director, Autism Goes to College) and Dr. Jan Blacher (Distinguished Professor of Education and UC Presidential Chair, Graduate School of Education, UCR) to follow the screening!

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