Autism

Senior guard CJ Williamson of the Kent State University men’s basketball team drives to the basket past a University of Akron player. Fans of the Kent State University Golden Flashes looking to follow their favorite players on the court will have to look for their jersey numbers and not their names at a special men’s basketball game later this week. Players will be wearing student-designed uniforms with the space on the back that is usually designated for their names instead...

Senior guard CJ Williamson of the Kent State University men’s basketball team drives to the basket past a University of Akron player. Fans of the Kent State University Golden Flashes looking to follow their favorite players on the court will have to look for their jersey numbers and not their names at a special men’s basketball game later this week. Players will be wearing student-designed uniforms with the space on the back that is usually designated for their names instead...

Kent State men With flashing scoreboards and cheering crowds, a college basketball game would seem an unlikely event for someone with sensory issues to attend.  No longer. Kent State University is working with area autism-focused organizations as well as KultureCity®, a nonprofit dedicated to providing accessibility and inclusion for those with special needs,...

Members of Autism Connections Kent, a student organization created by Kent State University students with autism spectrum disorder and their allies, pose for a photo at the Kent Student Center during their first meeting last fall. Recent rankings have recognized Kent State University for its autism initiatives. Kent State is ranked No. 5 in the “Best Colleges for Students With Autism for 2017” from College Choice, No. 10 in the “Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students With Autism” from Online College Plan, No. 20 in the “20 Best Value Colleges for Students With...

Kent State University students who are members of Autism Connections Kent, a new student organization on campus, pose for a photo in the Kent Student Center. Group created by students with autism spectrum disorder to highlight diversity, not disability Kent State University is once again starting a new fall semester with an abundance of enthusiastic students, but one thing is strikingly different: Kent State has a new student organization on campus that joins the few of its type in the nation. Autism...

Kent State University students who are members of Autism Connections Kent, a new student organization on campus, pose for a photo in the Kent Student Center. Kent State University is once again starting a new fall semester with an abundance of enthusiastic students, but one thing is strikingly different: Kent State has a new student organization on campus that joins the few of its type in the nation. Autism Connections Kent has been created by students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their...