In this research, we investigate the lived experiences of autistic university students as they learn to write at university, an ability which is critical for academic success for all students.

Although autistic students share many common experiences with non-autistic students learning to write academically, they also report some distinct experiences especially related to environmental sensory experiences, different processing styles, and different ways of socializing, including in their interactions with instructors and peers.

Academic Writing: Presentations and Articles So Far



Links to academic writing research journals

Current and future activities include

  • Quantitative surveys on autistic students’ academic writing experiences and online versus face-to-face learning experiences
  • Analysis of data collected from autistic and non-autistic instructors.