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University of Indianapolis is home to the BUILD project ( Baccalaureate for University of Indianapolis Learning Disabled), which explicitly includes students with Asperger’s. From the BUILD website:

All students and staff of the BUILD program are members of a unique educational community whose goal is to access each student’s potential for success. Such a goal requires tremendous individual and cooperative effort on the part of each member of this community. The basic tenets of this collaboration include:

  • Commitment to an understanding of one’s strengths and difficulties
  • Honesty in academic endeavors
  • Dedication to one’s own academic and personal growth
  • Careful organization of time and information
  • Personal accountability
  • Persistence and hard work towards achieving goals
  • Utilization of all support offered at the university

The BUILD program supports self-advocacy. Students are expected to function independently as mature, responsible adults in fulfilling academic requirements and attaining their scholastic and personal goals. Students are expected to attend all class sessions and interact with professors. BUILD tutorials are to support student academic endeavors. However, tutors will assist students, review class information, discern main concepts, set goals, and recommends skills to reach goals. Students are expected to attend tutorial session with homework and reading assignments attempted. Tutors will be available to help explain unclear concepts; however, students are encouraged to meet frequently with professors.

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: No

Counseling: through other university channels

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: No

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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