For example, a student might plan on attending a college where they provide excellent academic support and organizational support to ensure the student is meeting his or her classroom expectations. This may be the main reason why the student chose this school, because of these wonderful supports. But the student might also struggle socially, and may benefit from a mentor to check in with around making connections with other students, clubs, etc. If the college does not provide this service, it might be a situation where a student is keeping up with academics but becoming isolated.
If you find a college that seems like a great fit but does not meet all of the needs of the student, talk to the disabilities office at that college. Find out about services in the community that can meet the student’s needs. If you are dealing with a college or university that has taken the time to set up a program to meet the needs of students with autism, chances are they are familiar with service providers in the community who can work with you to see if the needs of the student can be met. It is certainly worth a try in order to create the best program possible for each student.