On today’s episode we welcome Collins Foster. She is a friend of a co-worker of mine and has almost 20 years of experience in the higher education system in Georgia. She has worked with both the technical college system and the university system of Georgia. Although her background is in marketing and alumni relations, in the past few years she has realized her true passion. Which is advocating for and with a group of non-speaking students with autism in the Atlanta Metro area who really want to graduate from college with a degree. Collins is currently working for her Masters in Social Work and when she gets her license, will be transitioning into the disability services arena within higher education. She lives outside Atlanta, has a husband named Chris and 8 year old daughter named Emerson. Today we hear Collins journey, learn more about the non-verbal communication methods that are revolutionizing higher ed for autism students and the growing opportunities for students with autism who want to be accepted into college.
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