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College Autism Network Partners with NASPA to Expand Services

A non-profit group focused on students with autism is partnering with a student affairs organization allowing it to expand its reach.

The College Autism Network (CAN) founded by Florida State University associate professor of higher education Bradley Cox announced a partnership with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the largest professional organization for student affairs to make its services accessible to many other students with autism.

To date, CAN has supported several research and training initiatives to help support and advocate for such college students and encourage them in their academic pursuits.

“We started with $1,600 and a handful of student volunteers,” Cox said.

“We’ve grown a lot since then and have done a lot of good for a lot of people. But our vision has always outpaced our capacity. Joining forces with NASPA will allow us to accelerate our work, expand our audience and magnify our impact in a dramatic fashion.”

Starting next month, the NASPA members will receive high-quality professional development information about autism that CAN provides at conferences, webinars, in publications, and on individual campuses. At the same time, CAN’s members will benefit from NASPA’s broad perspective, technical assistance, and planning expertise.

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