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Iowa has several options for students with ASD’s. For those who are looking for a very structured, non-degree option, there is the REACH program. From the program website:

The University of Iowa REACH Program is a two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.  REACH provides a campus experience to empower young adults to become independent, engaged members of the community.  Courses, campus life, and career preparation assist students in reaching their full potential.  Post-graduation support assists students as they transition to work and self-sufficiency.

For degree-track students, the campus counseling center hosts a group addressing social skills for students on the spectrum. There is a TRiO program which includes students with disabilities (although there are unspecified other eligibility requirements). The academic advising center has assistance in countless disciplines, including a special program on public speaking. The challenge at this large school would be navigating what is available.

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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