Our post-secondary institutions are designed for the neurotypical. Meaning autistic students have no choice but to try to develop an understanding of the institution and culture if they are to ‘survive and potentially thrive’, whereas no such imperative applies in the opposite direction (Milton 2012). This session is designed to invite a rethinking of the narrative. What does it mean for an autistic student to live in our residences, learn in our classrooms, and participate in our campus culture? And how do we acknowledge, and bridge, the gaps from surviving to thriving?