What Are Students with Autism Favorite Majors?

Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized
4 Feb 2013

A study published by the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that students with ASD are interested in enrolling in the following majors: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Likewise, the director of the Autism Research Center in the University of Cambridge U.K. said: “It may be that people with autism naturally think like scientists,” “They look for patterns, and, in science you are always looking for patterns that you hope reflect a natural law.”

This a good reason to encourage the development of programs in high schools that focus on these areas of interest. A formal communication and cooperation between high schools and universities/colleges should be set in place to allow a smooth transition.

Source: Students with Autism Gravitate Toward STEM Majors


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