AIR-P Presents: Bolstering Autistic College Students' Mental Health and Wellness

AIR-P Presents: Bolstering Autistic College Students' Mental Health and Wellness


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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description:

Drawing on findings from his dissertation research, Nachman discusses how autistic college students make sense of and reconcile challenges related to their mental health and wellness. He describes the influence of an autism-specific college support program in enabling students to think through emergent issues and determine solutions that support their well-being. Nachman will relay study insights and practical recommendations for colleges to implement. 


Photo of Dr. Brett Ranon Nachman, smiling man with rectangular glasses wearing a brown suit and patterned tie

Brett Ranon Nachman, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar at NC State Belk Center

Dr. Brett Ranon Nachman is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. Brett joined the Belk Center following concluding his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on a mix of topics, including community college access and equity, faculty development, autism in higher education, and LGBTQ+ campus climate issues. Brett’s doctoral research has been honored with the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, as well as Dissertation of the Year from his Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at UW-Madison. He also serves as the Director of Research for College Autism Network, a reviewer for many academic journals, and an editorial board member for multiple publications. In his spare time, Brett hosts the Notably Disney podcast (featuring interviews with legendary composers and authors), enjoys working out, consumes nonfiction books, and spends time with family and friends.

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