JCCC Honors Journal


According to CNN.com, 1 in 68 Americans is diagnosed with Autism currently. Autism is a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. (A. S. Editors, what is Autism) These difficulties in communication as aforementioned, is what the research found, is meant to highlight the advantages and tools needed to develop an inclusive and comprehensive social environment between those who are Autistic and their Neurotypical peers.

Informing and building awareness of what Autism is, how to communicate with Autistic individuals, and what methods professionals have given to encourage communication between Neurotypical peers and Autistic peers is addressed. Research shows the impact that communication has on Autistic individuals on college campuses. Survey data compiled at a community college setting provided an analysis of what communication is and what ways we can better communicate with those who are Autistic in an inclusive way.