Shopping for a Program

A Guide to Choosing a Post-Secondary Program for Your Student with Autism or LD


If you’re shopping for a postsecondary program for an autism spectrum or learning differenced student, complete this comprehensive list to make sure you are asking the right questions.

Discerning which program is appropriate, the services that exist, and the quality and amount of staffing available are critical.

Sample Guide Questions:

  • Is there assistance for improving a student’s social competencies?
  • How is the student assessed in the different areas of the program (i.e. executive functioning, vocationally, academically, clinically, residentially, financially)?
  • Are progress reports sent during the year? How many times?
  • Does the program provide meetings with relevant staff to discuss a student’s progress? How often?

Shopping for a Program