The Transition from Higher Education to the Workplace for Autistic Students
October 12, 2023
This webinar was presented on Thursday, September 28, 2023, by Emily Raclaw, M.S., LPC, CRC and Molly Conners.
Webinar Description: This webinar focused on the challenges and opportunities presented to autistic college students during the transition from higher education to the workplace. Emily Raclaw and Marquette University student, Molly Conners, discussed the considerations and insights needed for a successful leap into the professional world and helped autistic students discover strategies for adapting to life after higher education.
Emily Raclaw is the director of Marquette University’s neurodiversity support program, On Your Marq. She is a neurodivergent-affirming ADHD’er and brings 15 years of disability in education expertise to the program. Prior to coming to Marquette, she taught high school special education, worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, and coordinated a college success program for students with disabilities. She is an expert in program creation and development, as well as a disability advocate and professional. She is also a licensed professional counselor and utilizes those skills to ensure her approaches support the whole student.
Molly Conners is an economics and political science double major graduating in December of this year. She has completed three internships, two in local government and one in financial services. She is also an active member of multiple clubs and honor societies at Marquette, including vice president of the Marquette French club and president of the economics honor society.