For students with autism, the transition from high school to college is fraught with unique difficulties. In addition to the challenges that every college student faces, young adults with autism spectrum disorders must develop new living skills, navigate a brand-new social landscape, and work hard to ensure that their own learning styles are accommodated, not lost in the shuffle.

It’s a tough enough transition that advocacy organization Autism Speaks provides a 13-page guide for students and families. And these challenges come even before you start thinking about paying for it all.

Read : Article on Finding College Scholarships that support Students with Autism featured in the US News and World Report , Spring 2014