Raven Scholars Faculty and Staff Resources
Raven Scholars is here to provide insight, support and knowledge about individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to members of the U of I campus and Moscow community.
The Raven Scholars Program Coordinator would be happy to meet with faculty and/or staff to problem solve issues with individual students, or to provide general education on working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Presentations can be tailored to meet your department's needs. Please email Leslie Gwartney, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 208-885-9107.
The general presentation How to Better Serve Students on the Autism Spectrum is also available through Employee Development & Learning's Registration Site, GoSignMeUp, or please see the Trumba calendar for upcoming training dates.
Finding Your Way, A College Guide for Students on the Spectrum is a free, printable, downloadable guidebook created by the Organization for Autism Research (OAR.) Their website also offers general Information for Educators, and A Professor's Guide to help you gain understanding about working with individuals on the spectrum in a college setting.
The College Autism Network (CAN) is a national nonprofit organization engaged in evidence-based efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for college students with autism.
The Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) can provide some insight into the world of those with ASD.
Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel is a slightly dated, but excellent resource for gaining understanding of the challenges for ASD students, as well as strategies for the faculty and staff working with those individuals.
Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities is another good resource as the needs of many individuals with less obvious disabilities, such as ASD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, can often go unnoticed.