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From the UA website:

The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders College Transition and Support (UA-ACTS) program was developed with the support of a grant from the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities in 2006 and is designed to provide academic and social transition and support services for UA students with ASD (including high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome). UA-ACTS is a program of The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic (ASDC). It is staffed by faculty supervisors, advanced graduate students in psychology, and a licensed clinical psychologist and is conducted in collaboration with a number of University programs and services to provide a well-rounded intervention and support structure for students with ASD.

The guiding mission statement for UA-ACTS is:

To facilitate a campus environment that promotes an enjoyable and successful college experience for students with ASD in preparation for their future endeavors.

With this emphasis, the UA-ACTS program provides individualized services to help students develop appropriate skills for self-advocacy, daily living, and social interactions that will contribute to their success as an independent adult in their chosen career field. UA-ACTS seeks to provide support for the transition into a large, traditional university campus and to guide students towards achieving their goals for the future.Also, the program seeks to promote awareness and understanding of ASD throughout the campus community through education, training, and collaborations with University programs, faculty, staff, and students.

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: Yes

Counseling: Yes

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: Yes

Academic Support: Yes

Application Required: Yes

Extra Fee: Yes

If you have additional information about services provided to students with ASD at this school, click here. If you want to share your experience with those services, do that by leaving a comment below.

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