Setting expectations and goals in high school is key for a successful transition into adulthood. Postsecondary education is a particularly important goal because higher levels of educational attainment are associated with increased quality of life, including better employment outcomes. Unfortunately, the transition plans of students with autism do not often include postsecondary education as a goal.
Migliore, Alberto and Lugas, Jaime, "Data Note: Students with Autism: Setting Higher Expectations for Postsecondary Education" (2011). Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. Paper 8.