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SCAD has several locations, all of which offer basic disability services, but the Savannah campus makes a specific effort to meet the needs of students with ASD’s through”Track 1″ of their JumpStart program, an extended orientation customized for students on the spectrum. An overview of topics from the brochure:

Comprehensive clinical intake and accommodation plan development
– Safety and security strategies – Managing multiple priorities – Assistive technology – Self-advocacy skills – Time management – Study and test prep skills – Stress management – Organizational skills – Networking luncheon cruise
– Making connections at SCAD – Savannah ghost tour – Executive function deficits
– Campus navigation scavenger hunt
Track 1 focuses on all of the topics outlined above and also allows additional time for repetition, hands-on practice and individualized skill building. Additional topics emphasized in Track 1 include:
– College living skills – Communication skills
– Strategies for self-care – Practice making social connections in a college setting
– Managing independence – Logistical planning
– Weekend outings – Graduation to career transition

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: No

Counseling: through other campus resources

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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