Bellevue College Recognized as Best College for Students with Autism

Author: Angela Poe Russell, KING 5 Evening (KING 5) Published: 4/22/2020 12:26:30 AMUpdated: 7:43 PM PDT April 21, 2020

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Neurodiversity Navigators, formerly known as Autism Spectrum Navigators, tries to make one thing very clear – the program is designed to build on students’ strengths, rather than fix perceived deficits. 

In addition to typical college coursework, students in the Bellevue College program have an enhanced curriculum focusing on executive functioning, self-advocacy, self-regulation and social interaction. 

“While it won’t hold your hand, it will help you figure out what way you need to go,” said program participant Ty Hammerstrom, “They are definitely helping me advocate for myself and are encouraging others to do it.” 

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