Delaware has long been known for research into ASD’s and various community/statewide outreach programs, but does not appear to have a specific ASD-focused program for students. Its Center for Disability Research does have a non-degree “Career & Life Studies Certificate Program” for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities that may be suitable for some students with ASD’s. Features of the CLSC:
- The program offers specialized career studies and life studies coursework and access to a variety of integrated academic, work, and social activities on campus.
- Upon completion, students graduate with a UD Certificate in Career and Life Studies. Students may concurrently pursue additional standards-based certificates in specific academic or career areas.
- Each student will have an individualized plan that includes peer mentoring, staff coaching and individualized supports as identified through person-centered planning.
- The students’ academic year will begin in the summer with an orientation and other sessions, which will allow them to become acclimated to campus life.
- Students will be enrolled for a minimum of 12-15 hours each week following the university’s regular semester schedule.
School-sponsored program: Yes
Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: Yes
Academic Support: Yes
Application Required: Yes
Extra Fee: “Nominal tuition charged.”
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