I Have Graduated…

I have graduated from high school and I am so happy that I never have to go back there again. the graduation ceremony was loud, crowded, and not dissimilar to an ordinary high school day full of over stimulation and lack of overall productivity.

I have lots of exciting things happening over summer including going on a vacation and starting college early. I am a bit terrified of starting college. I believe that I will be able to complete the work just fine and I am not worried about receiving the correct accommodations. However, I am extremely concerned about living in a social environment and having to interact with people much, much more often than I do now.

I have found very little recourses for autistic people going to college. Most of the things that exist revolve around the transition from having an IEP to becoming a self advocate and its mostly geared towards parents. As a result, I am extremely anxious without having extensive knowledge on college life for students on the autism spectrum. I obviously cannot speak for everyone on the spectrum, but I was thinking that it might be helpful for someone if I write weekly blog on my college experience at least for the summer.

I would be very grateful if any of you have any tips for me as I embark on my journey to college. Thank you for reading and have a good day!

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