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Our Mission


Acknowledging that the incidence of autism has risen dramatically in the past two decades, the Autism Higher Education Foundation recognizes that the current lack of lifelong learning opportunities in higher education, music and the arts for individuals with autism is a civil rights issue which demands immediate action.
The Foundation’s long-term mission is to create global access to educational opportunities for individuals with autism.

The Autism Higher Education Foundation exists to create, improve, and provide access to college-level educational opportunities to individuals on the autism spectrum who have requisite reading and writing skills and would like to continue to advance their learning beyond high school, but are otherwise unable to do so.

Creating global access to educational
opportunities for individuals with autism


July 8, 2009
AHEF is Featured in Exceptional Parent Magazine

In the May issue of Exceptional Parent, Lorraine Cancro talks with founder Vanda Khadem about the educational challenges faced by individuals with autism the Foundation's mission.

September 23, 2008
Commonwealth Journal Interview

Commonwealth Journal (WUMB FM radio in Boston) interviewed Foundation President and Founder Vanda Marie Khadem, Esq. The interview aired on September 21, 2008 to 33 syndicated stations.

June 18, 2008
Music Program Video
Music Program Video

Watch a 5-minute video about our ground-breaking music education program for students on the Autism Spectrum.