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Pathways: In the News

Aurora University’s Pathways program helps college-capable students on the autism spectrum earn their undergraduate degrees and make successful transitions into the workplace. AU is one of a small number of institutions nationwide rising to meet the challenge of the autism epidemic among American youth.

How to Navigate College as a Neurodivergent Student

April 5, 2022 | U.S. News and World Report

Jen Buckley, senior vice president for student success at Aurora University, discusses how AU's Pathways program helps students with autism make the transition from high school to college and develop the life skills to succeed in a career.

Aurora University launching program to support students with autism

Nov. 29, 2021 | Talking Cities Aurora

Aurora University is working to become one of the first schools in the nation to offer a fully supportive, on-campus experience to students on the autism spectrum.

New dorm to support students on the autism spectrum

Nov. 14, 2021 | Chicago Tribune

Aurora University is positioned to become one of the nation’s leaders in providing education and support for students on the autism spectrum with the Betty Parke Tucker Center for Neurodiversity and Pathways program for college students with autism. (This article is behind a paywall. Download the PDF.)

Aurora University builds dorm for students with autism

Nov. 8, 2021 | Fox 32 Good Morning Chicago

Jen Buckley, vice president for student success at Aurora University, discusses the university’s groundbreaking Betty Parke Tucker Center to support students with autism.

New Aurora University Center Supports Autistic Students

Nov. 3, 2021 | Crain’s Chicago Business

Aurora University announced it will open the Betty Parke Tucker Center for Neurodiversity to support students with autism as they earn their college degrees. (This article is behind a paywall.)

Aurora University builds residence hall for students with autism

Nov. 2, 2021 | Daily Herald

Aurora University unveiled plans for a first-of-its-kind, newly constructed residence hall for students on the autism spectrum. (This article is behind a paywall.)

Aurora University launches Betty Parke Tucker Center for Neurodiversity to support college students on the autism spectrum

Nov. 2, 2021 | AU Today

Aurora University today announced the new Betty Parke Tucker Center for Neurodiversity to support students on the autism spectrum as they earn their college degrees and take their first steps toward launching their careers.

The Bridge to Hope: Helping Students With Autism Find Their Path to College and Beyond

Fall 2020 | AU Magazine

AU is launching an autism initiative aimed at serving college-bound students on the autism spectrum. The broad-based program, called Pathways, will provide a bridge for students and their families to make the transition from high school to college and from college to a career.