Autism at-a-Glance: Supporting Functional Communication in High School

Carsyn Butler and Jessica Dykstra

This Autism at-a-Glance was designed to support high school staff and family members in understanding and improving the communication skills of adolescents on the autism spectrum. The content was developed to specifically target the needs of students who have more significant communication needs.

If you serve students who are able to communicate conversationally, please see our Autism at-a-Glance titled Supporting Communication in High School.

Autism at-a-Glance is designed for high school staff members supporting students on the autism spectrum, as well as family members of adolescents on the  autism spectrum. Autism at-a-Glance provides a current summary of topics relevant to high school students on the autism spectrum as well as practical tips and resources for school and community personnel and family members.


Butler, C., & Dykstra, J. (2014, February). Supporting functional communication in high school (Autism at-a-Glance Brief). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, CSESA Development Team.