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Universities across the country are expanding new support services for students with autism and related disorders.
“Today there are approximately 75 support programs offered for neurodiverse students in 29 states, mostly at four-year colleges,” according to an article this month in the publication Insight Into Diversity.
The term “neurodiversity” is “often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder and other neurological or developmental disorders such as ADHD or dyslexia,” according to the National Institutes of Health.
The AWS initiative will partner with several major companies, workforce development organizations (including Bellevue College) and international agencies to tailor technology and upskilling programs for the job market.
Teachers say students who need extra help in subjects can struggle to learn if the content is taught in an abstract, isolated manner.
The University of Washington Bothell and Bellevue College are collaborating to integrate the UW Bothell School of Business' former Eastside Leadership Center into new program offerings at the Bellevue College campus, UW Bothell has announced.
Geekwire | ‘It changed my life’: Microsoft vet creates mentoring program for tech-focused college students
In 2016, Bellevue became the first community college in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in computer science. The school, located near the headquarters for Amazon and Microsoft, draws from the tech giants for its educators and student advisors. Last year, Bellevue reported that 70% of its computer science graduates were employed in their field.