Skip to Main Content

UNF presents ‘THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education’ seminar with Dr. Temple Grandin

temple grandin at a talk holding up her armThe University of North Florida’s Transition to Healthiness, Resourcefulness, Independence, Vocation, and Education (THRIVE) program is hosting a “THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education” seminar featuring Dr. Temple Grandin, author, professor and autism activist. At the virtual event on April 26, Dr. Grandin will share her experiences as an individual living with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and explain how students with ASD can thrive in postsecondary education.

UNF’s THRIVE was developed by dedicated staff within the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) to ensure UNF students with ASD have successful collegiate careers. Spearheaded under the direction of Dr. Tara Rowe, THRIVE provides additional support for social skill development, independence and responsible living skills, executive functioning and career development skills.

Currently, THRIVE provides core services to 60 students, with an additional 80 students utilizing THRIVE services. The THRIVE program is one of the first support programs in the country to specifically support matriculating students with ASD and almost 10 years later, continues to provide effective, research-based programmatic supports at no additional cost to students.

Register to attend the "THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education" seminar online: Register, and learn more about the THRIVE program via the THRIVE website.