College Students with Autism Often Succeed with Certain Majors

Published November 19, 2013 in Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Students with autism who attend community colleges two-year local institutions tend to succeed if they study science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), reports a new study published October 26 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Students who studied STEM subjects were less likely to drop out and were twice as likely to transfer to a four-year university than their non-STEM peers.

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