Autismerica is a student organization for neurodiverse students to better educate themselves about COD and socialize in a safe and supportive environment. Our organization is now in its 13th year as a part of COD, and we have helped several chapters open throughout the country at various other higher education institutions throughout the years (but COD was the first). Meetings average between 80 to 120 participants and include board and video games, karaoke, creative opportunities and fun. Parents and community members are also welcome.

NOTE: There will not be a meeting held for July. Also, the November 2024 meeting is pending.


Due to construction on campus, there could be last-minute changes to meetings. Check this page frequently for updates.

For more information, contact Michael Duggan via email at

Autismerica 13th Anniversary Celebration

In December 2023, we celebrated our 13th year with cake, video games and fun!

Happy 13th Anniversary Autismerica cake
Man and woman posing together
group photo
group of people
man and woman posing together for a closeup
people playing video games



Photo of people playing games outdoors

Photo from our September 2021 meeting where we had over 70 people attend. Following social-distancing protocol, we had a nice time meeting and playing outdoor games.

Autismerica's 10th Anniversary at COD

Contact Information

Michael Duggan
(630) 942-2845

Sheryl Ebersold
Accommodations Specialist
(630) 942-3798