Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can have social, communication and behavioral impacts. People with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from others. This may also include different ways of paying attention or reacting to things, repetitive behaviors, and disinterest in changing regular routines. The most important piece to remember is that ASD has a spectrum of impacts and everyone is an individual.
A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that used to be diagnosed separately: autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. These conditions are now all called autism spectrum disorder. (Adapted from the CDC ASD Homepage)
An RCPD Ability Access Specialist coordinates accommodations and programs to meet the needs of faculty, students, and staff on the spectrum.
- Getting Started with RCPD: Registering with Accommodations
- Disability Documentation
- MSU Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Policy
- Housing and Dietary Accommodations
- Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting
- Implementing Accommodations: Student, Employee
- Service Animal Policy
- Assistance Animal Policy
- Dispute resolution: in the case you experience a disagreement regarding disability determination or appropriateness of accommodations, please review this page/process