A Helping Hand for College Students with Autism
January 26, 2021
This story written by Lex Van Horn was published in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on Jan. 23.
Fluorescent lights and computers buzz like wasps. Every scratch of a pencil, every scrape of a chair against the floor, every click of a mouse, adds another level of distraction. After a lifetime of this, students who experience sensory overload, a symptom of some developmental disabilities, can come to despise the classroom. The University of Idaho’s Raven Scholars Project provides a different kind of environment for 30 students struggling with autism spectrum disorder. But the program is facing its own struggle this school year as it has moved to online classes. Read story.
About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 11,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at uidaho.edu