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By Michael Mooney Xin Wei at 10:40 AM PDT, Fri Apr 4, 2014

Community colleges may provide a smoother transition to the academic and social challenges that can arise in a university setting. These institutions may be particularly appealing for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to pursue postsecondary education while still remaining at home, where they have the continuity of family support and a consistent environment.

To understand the role of community colleges among students with ASDs, SRI Education's Center for Education and Human Services analyzed data from the National Longitudinal...

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