Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Autistic College Students Have Higher Rates Of STEM Majors

Posted by Milton Recht:

From NATURE | SCI AM BLOGS, a blog by Scientific American, "Students with autism gravitate toward STEM majors" by Marissa Fessenden:
A study published late last year in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that students with autism choose majors in science, technology, engineering and math at higher rates than students in the general population. Yet students with autism enter college at far lower rates. The authors say the results highlight the need to encourage students with autism to pursue a post-secondary education and that doing so may strengthen participation in the STEM fields.

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