finding a school for the “differently-brained”

Welcome! This site compiles information on college and university programs and services for students who are “on the spectrum” – high-functioning autism and Asperger’s,  but also similar issues such as non-verbal learning disability (NVLD), PDD-NOS and, well, just a bit quirky (maybe a lot quirky!).

If you’re here, you’re probably a young person (or his/her parent) trying to figure out where to go to college. Here, you’ll find profiles of what’s offered at more than 350 different schools (and feedback from people who have direct experience at those schools), plus other information:


a guide to choosing a school, and other information sources for families and students planning for college.


organizations, forums, and mailing lists to join up with others facing similar issues


get the skills you’ll need to dealing with common obstacles, how to work with your college to get the accomodations and services you need, professional support options, and stories of people who have “been there, done that.”

What’s New (last 10 days)

College profiles added or updated: Madison Area Technical College, Northwestern State (Louisiana) (3/13/12)

New tip: advice on getting and staying organized (3/13/12)

College profiles added or updated: University of Hartford, College of Southern Idaho (3/6/12)

New success story: Hobart & William Smith grad Jesse Saperstein (3/6/12)

New articles: The College Experience for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, Three Major Pitfalls that Compromise College Success (3/6/12)