Autism

Serving across a Spectrum

Students completing service projects in partnership with communities affected by ASD

Student holding class online

Students completing service projects in partnership with communities affected by ASD

With much of our daily activities shifting to virtual platforms during the pandemic, serving others in our community has shifted to virtual as well.

APPLES Service-Learning Courses have adapted to limitations and are still finding ways to provide hands-on service experiences, even through a screen. One course in particular, “Autism in Our Communities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective,” is allowing students to complete service projects in partnership with individuals and communities affected by ASD.

“Some students were recommended from Buckley Public Service Scholars with little to no experience,” said Lindsay Rentschlerm, a doctoral student in the School of Education’s Applied Developmental Science and Special Education Program who taught the class. “Others had a sibling or a cousin or a neighbor with a deep personal connection. Others worked at different camps for people with different developmental disabilities. That made it interesting and the discussions pretty fun.”

Read the complete Carolina Story…Opens in new window

Readers Also Viewed...

Alyssa Cooper Headshot
Community

Uplifting a Community

Rising senior gives back to local Japanese families

Purshotam Aruwani
Student Support

A Summer in Public Safety

Carolina student treated like a full-time employee during his summer internship.

Abby and Wake County Commissioner
Student Support

Shaping National Issues on a Local Level

APPLES Service-Learning summer internship influences local policies

Student researching
Research

Case of the Contaminated Current

Thorp Scholar conducts research that will impact the health of an entire community.

Donor

Honoring Carolina’s commitment to service

"Thanks to [the Buckleys], we can support more students committed to public service..."

Community

CCPS: ‘Of the Public, for the Public’

For the past 20 years, the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) has elevated the University’s commitment to meeting the needs of North Carolinians.