Westminster’s Learning Disabilities Program offers a number of services, and reports that 10% of the participants have ASD’s. From the school website:
The Learning Disabilities Program provides comprehensive and personalized academic support services to students with professionally diagnosed learning disabilities. For more than three decades members of Westminster College’s faculty and administration have accepted, encouraged, and supported students enrolled in the Learning Disabilities Program in their classrooms and programs.
Students selected for participation in the Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) represent about five percent of the total student population at Westminster College and receive a wide array of services tailored to address their individual needs. Services include academic advising, enrollment in a reading and writing and/or time management workshop, extended time testing, books on tape, class notes, dictation, access to a quiet study environment, and communications with parents and members of the faculty, administration, and staff. Services focus on providing students with the compensatory skills they need to be successful and independent learners in same academic environment pursued by regularly admitted students.
All students who are enrolled in the Learning Disabilities Program meet regularly with a member of the program’s academic professional staff. During these meetings, students receive services based on their individual needs including assistance in:
- Organizing their time to complete assigned academic tasks
- Locating research relevant to assigned academic tasks
- Learning about new concepts and ideas
- Understanding academic tasks
- Reading texts
- Writing papers
- Monitoring progress
- Making use of other student support services
There is also a special workshop covering transition issues (including social issues) for students on the spectrum.
School-sponsored program: Yes
Counseling: through other campus resources
Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: Yes
Academic Support: Yes
Application Required: Yes
Extra Fee: Yes
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