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The Asperger’s Disorder College Program functions in large part as an intensive liaison and coaching function, helping students identify goals and then access appropriate college resources. From the Rutgers website:

The Asperger’s College Program works closely with the Office of Disability, the Counseling Center and Residence Life to provide full support services to students.

The following services are offered:

●  Assessment of needs

●  Initial planning meeting with team

●  Personalized goal development to include academic, social and life skills (development of an Individualized Program Plan)

●  Support of a life skills coach

●  Regularly scheduled meetings with team members to review progress; identify future areas of need

●  Referrals for other support services

Specific support services can include (but are not limited to) the following:

●  Individualized orientation to campus life (i.e., tour of campus)

●  Commuting to/from campus/classes; accessing the transportation system

●  Strategies for living in a residential facility/with a roommate

●  Joining recreational clubs/teams

●  Strategies for completing life skills (menu planning, cooking, laundry, cleaning)

●  Scheduling classes/study halls/other activities

●  Strategies for approaching professors/accessing tutors/academic supports

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: No

Counseling: Available through another university program

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: Yes

Academic Support: Available through another university program

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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