Kirkwood has announced a new program to support students on the spectrum, although details on the website are scarce. From the website:
The Focused Skill Training program was developed to provide support services for Kirkwood students who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s or Autism. Post-secondary education is a viable option for students who have milder forms of Autism, but these students often need support beyond the accommodations offered under the American’s with Disabilities Act. The Focused Skill Training program offers assistance on an individual basis to help the students be successful in all aspects of college life.
Students, or prospective students, who identify themselves as having an Autism diagnosis, will be referred to meet with the staff in the FST program. Educational coaches work with each student to develop a plan based on each student’s needs. Students will receive assistance such as tips for navigating the college system, learning appropriate social behaviors, and strategies for maintaining schedules and organization in their class, work and personal life.
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School-sponsored program: Yes
Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: Yes
Academic Support: Yes
Application Required: Unclear
Extra Fee: Unclear