With son’s autism diagnosis, online HDFS student makes degree personal

Bethany Perez, a graduate of Colorado State University’s online Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) bachelor’s program, knew her college experience would be different from others’. As the wife of a military member, she moved frequently—three different times over the course of her degree program.  As a mother, she had to balance her study time with her children’s needs. Then her son was diagnosed with autism, and everything changed.

In the video below, see how her circumstances influenced her career path, and how her degree helped her cope with her son’s diagnosis.


CSU’s online and distance programs give students around the nation and world access to the University’s renowned programs and faculty from wherever they are, on a schedule that fits their lives. Learn more about HDFS and other online programs at online.colostate.edu.