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SJU’s Kinney Center sponsors the ASPIRE (Asperger’s Support through Peers In Reaching Education) program. From the school website:

ASPIRE provides help with independent living skills, social skills development, organizational skills, time management strategies, and crisis intervention and prevention. Specific supports include:

  • Comprehensive Services at SJU’s Kinney Center, which gives independent living and social skills support by aiding students with money management, caring for their living space, self-advocacy, shopping for and preparing meals, and facilitating opportunities for students to become comfortable in social situations and develop appropriate and fulfilling relationships.
  • Academic Support – Students will learn to utilize learning and organizational strategies, are aided in registering for appropriate classes, have access to tutors, and have scheduled meetings with various student support offices to measure progress and reflect on participation in campus life.
  • An Individual Support Network comprised of a case manager who establishes a relationship with SJU’s Office of Student Educational Support Services and serves as the main contact for parents; a staff psychologist for individual counseling and as-needed intervention plans; a student mentor (SCHOLARS) who facilitates the guided application of newly-learned social skills and organizes social opportunities; and a resident advisor who lives in or near the housing complex, and helps students navigate daily life, participate in social events, and manage routine household matters.

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: Yes

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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