Transitioning Autistic Students to College

Frequently Asked


Q: Which students benefit from transition planning?
A: All students need transition skills to succeed. TASC focuses on teaching college transition skills to students with the following diagnoses: ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), AS (Asperger's Syndrome), PDD/NOS (Pervasive Development Disorder, and ADHD/ADD (Attention Defecit Disorder).

Q: When should we start the planning process for college?
A: The sooner, the better. Transitioning takes time to plan and implement. For ASD students, repetition and active, collaborative planning works best. We suggest you begin this process when your student is in his or her second year of high school.

Q: What is an ITP?
A: An ITP is an Individualized Transition Plan created exclusively for each student. The ITP will outline goals for college (and future) success as well as the practical approach to achieve them.

Q: What colleges does TASC work closely with?
A: The three post secondary schools we serve are: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College.

Q: How do we begin?
A: Start by completing a copy of the Parent College Transition Survey. You can also find the link for the survey on the Services page.​ Once we receive your completed survey, we will contact you to begin the process. You may also contact us by email: or by telephone: 402-699-7899.