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Misericordia is home to a program called Alternative Learners’ Project (ALP):

Students who are served by the ALP participate in regular university classes – the same courses all MU students take.  There are no special courses, special sections, or special teachers.  Our majors dictate which courses and experiences students must complete.  While students with disabilities must meet the same requirements as all other students, it is often suggested that they take a carefully-selected, reduced credit load (12-15 credits) each semester.  Therefore, it is likely that participants in ALP will spend more than the standard eight semesters earning a degree. (Note: Some majors may require a minimum of 15 or more credits).

The ALP helps students to successfully complete their course requirements by offering:

  • Participation in the BRIDGE Program, which provides incoming first-year ALP students the opportunity to arrive on campus early (one week prior to the start of the fall semester) and features a series of assessments and workshops designed to assist students in identifying both strengths and needs in their learning styles.
  • Training in the use of the Learning Strategies Curriculum, techniques developed by Kansas University’s Center for Research in Learning, designed to help adolescents and adults with disabilities become more effective and efficient learners.
  • An individualized Program of Accommodations (POA), an array of strategies and supports that students can use to bypass challenges produced by their disabilities.
  • Support by a staff of three master-level prepared Program Coordinators.

If you have additional information about services provided to students with ASD’s at this school, click here. If you want to share your experience with those services, do that by leaving a comment below.

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: No

Counseling: through other campus resources

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: No

Academic Support: Yes

Application Required: Yes

Extra Fee: Yes

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