Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Rehabilitation Counseling


Wilson, Kieth B



Although there is a wealth of literature available on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the scholarship regarding adults with ASD is much thinner. Serving adults with ASD in higher education is an emerging area of research in the study of autism in adulthood. As more people are being diagnosed with higher functioning forms of ASD, it is logical to assume that some adults with ASD will choose to pursue some form of post-secondary education. Despite the increase in students with ASD, very few institutions of higher education offer disability-specific services for students on the autism spectrum. The purpose of the current research is to review the body of professional literature pertaining to serving college students with ASD. This review focuses on the challenges faced by college students with ASD, the academic accommodations, modifications, and psychosocial interventions that student affairs educators, faculty, and rehabilitation professionals can implement to address these issues.