Leaving school can bring about both positive and negative feelings for teenagers with ASD. On one hand it is a big relief, particularly if they were bullied or didn’t have many friends. On the other hand, it can be anxiety-provoking not knowing what is going to happen next.
This guide looks at some of the most important things to consider for autistic young people as they progress to sixth form or college and start thinking about university. Advice includes deciding which subjects to study for further education, choosing to stay on at school versus going to a college, how to manage your workload, factors to take into account when choosing a university, and becoming independent.