High school graduation is a significant milestone that signifies the end of one journey and the beginning of a new one. It is a time for students to celebrate their hard work over the past four years and look forward to the new opportunities that lie ahead. However, it can also present challenges, especially for students with developmental disabilities like autism. Leaving behind familiar surroundings, beloved friends, family, and teachers can make this a bittersweet occasion. After graduation, students with autism may face many obstacles, such as completing their coursework, finding and maintaining employment, taking care of their mental health, and establishing meaningful relationships. To help these students continue to develop and succeed as adults, society must recognize their difficulties and provide them with the necessary resources, time, and support. With appropriate care and assistance, we can ensure that every student, regardless of their limitations or impairments, can achieve their full potential.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2024

Senior Project Advisor

Heather Roy

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Educational Studies

Document Type