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Autistic Identity Development and Postsecondary Education

This article uses a disability identity development model to explore the potential impact of autism acceptance and medical model perspectives at different stages of development. Postsecondary program elements that emphasize neurodiversity, understanding strengths, and the building of academic strategies for success that support students who are in the process of identity development are recommended.  (Disability Studies Quarterly. Vol 36, No 3 (2016) Ken Gobbo, Solvegi Shmulsky).