Commentary

Tips For College Students With Asperger's/Autism

Below is a series of articles co-written by myself and Jake Goldberg, the President and founder of Students Advocating for Students (sa4s.org). These articles were written for the Asperger/Autism Network (aane.org) to provide guidance to college students with Asperger’s and autism about campus sexual misconduct proceedings.

Click here for access to "Tips for Preventing a Violation of College Sexual Misconduct Policies"

Click here for access to "Tips on What to Do if You Believe You Have Been a Victim of Campus Sexual Misconduct"

Click here for access to "Tips if You are Accused of Campus Sexual Misconduct"

Click here for access to "Tips if you are a Victim in a Campus Sexual Misconduct Proceeding"

Protections For College Students With Disabilities (Federal)

Below is a link to a White Paper which was authored by myself and Jake Goldberg of Students Advocating for Students. In July of 2017, Mr. Goldberg and I met with high level officials from the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Education. The purpose of our meeting was to discuss the need for greater protections for students with disabilities who may become involved in campus sexual misconduct proceedings. This paper was written at the request of the officials we met with so that they could have further information on how contemporary Title IX guidance was impacting students with disabilities who were involved in campus sexual misconduct proceedings.

Click here for access to the White Paper

Additional Information

Protections For College Students With Disabilities (State - Massachusetts)

Below is a link to a White Paper which was authored by myself and Jake Goldberg of Students Advocating for Students. We presented this paper during meetings with members of the Massachusetts State Legislature about a bill, An Act Relative To Sexual Violence on Higher Education Campuses  (S. 2203), that is presently pending before the state House of Representatives. Our discussions with members of the legislature are ongoing and center around obtaining greater protections for students with invisible disabilities who may become involved in campus sexual misconduct proceedings. There is also a link to the current version of the bill.

Click here for access to the White Paper

Click here for access to the current version of the bill

Federal Guidance For Colleges and Universities

Below is a link to the most recent guidance document provided by the Department of Education to colleges and universities. The document is organized as a Q&A on the topic of how these schools should handle sexual misconduct cases. Please note, this is only interim guidance, and it is not binding. In order to determine how a particular school currently addresses campus sexual misconduct, one must review the policies posted on the school’s website. 

Click here for access to the interim guidance document