The University of Arizona’s program, SALT (Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques) is not limited to students with ASDs, but rather is targeted at students with a range of learning disabilities. The school does have experience supporting students with ASD’s. From the SALT website:
SALT students receive individualized educational planning and monitoring, assistance from certified tutors with coursework, and an array of workshops geared toward their individual academic needs. Additionally, students have the opportunity to use the SALT computer lab (complete with an array of assistive technology) and/or “drop in” to either the SALT Writer’s Lab or the SALT Math and Science Lab, both staffed with highly trained certified tutors.
Upon requesting SALT services, each student is assigned to a Strategic Learning Specialist. These individuals assist students as they navigate through the UA. Each Strategic Learning Specialist is an individual who demonstrates encouraging, accepting, and nonjudgmental behaviors creating a secure environment in which students can prosper. This safe atmosphere also enables students to collaborate successfully with Strategic Learning Specialists to create a unique learning plan, called an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Each specially designed ILP is called on to meet the postsecondary environmental needs of the student.
School-sponsored program: Yes
Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: No
Academic Support: Yes
Application Required: Yes
Extra Fee: Yes
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