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    Many post-secondary institutions around the country offer training and certification programs as well as individualized and group support services. If you would like to add your listing to this page, contact Jane Brown at . Please include the name of the school, program name, URL, brief description of services, contact information and costs as appropriate.


    JUNE 19 & 20
    Autism Spectrum Post-Secondary Interest Experience (ASPIE)
    The program is designed for 9-11 grade students with an autism spectrum disorder and their parents. The program is an overnight program, so not only do the students get valuable information regarding career exploration and transitioning, they also get to experience staying in the residence halls on campus. Students applying for the program should have post-secondary education as a transition goal. $50.00 application fee.


    Alabama University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders College Transition and Support Program (UA-ACTS)
    Comprehensive academic and behavioral supports. $3000 per semester
    Arkansas University of Arkansas Autism Support Program
    Comprehensive services to our students in the areas of academics, social skills, and transitioning to independent adult roles. For more information, please contact Dr. Aleza Greene, 479-595-6071, asgreene@uark.edu. $5000 per semester.
    California Transition to Independent Living Program at Taft College-California
    Post-secondary program focused on independent living skills
    Connecticut University of Connecticut SEAD Program (Strategic Education for students with ASD)
    Comprehensive academic and behavioral supports. $3000 per semester
    Florida Nova Southeastern University
    Access Plus. a comprehensive program for services, academic, residential and vocational. $8,000 per semsester. Contact Susan Kabot, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Executive Director of the Autism Institute, at 954-262-7129 or kabot@nova.edu.
    Florida University of West Florida
    The Autism Inclusion Program is offered by Inclusion Services and Programs in the Division of Student Affairs. The program provides academic, social, life skills, and career planning support to students with Autism (Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism) who attend the University of West Florida. Key areas include Academic Support, Social and Community Involvement, Transition and Life Skills, Career Preparation.For more information, contact Dr. Vannee Cao-Nguyen at 850.474.2387 or vcao@uwf.edu.
    Iowa The University of Iowa (UI REACH Program)
    Two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. Estimated total costs are $25,278 for in-state residents, $42,533 for non-residents. Contact Kate Stroik at 319-384-2177 or kathryn-stroik@uiowa.edu.
    Kentucky Western Kentucky University
    Student support and mentoring. $2000 per semester
    Maryland Community College of Baltimore County- Essex Campus
    Individual student support.
    Massachusetts Supported Education Services (part of ODS) - Boston University
    Individualized assistance with skills and support. No charge for BU students
    Massachusetts Western New England University
    Mentoring program in conjunction with ABA doctoral program and the psychology department. Contact Bonnie Alpert at 413-782-1257.
    Michigan Autism Collaborative Center (Eastern Michigan University)
    Individualized support services. $4,400 - $8,500 per semester
    Minnesota University of Minnesota
    Certificate Program in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 14-credit program offers specialized training in methods of assessment, intervention, and treatment evaluation. Admission is open to graduate and undergraduate students.
    New Jersey Fairleigh Dickinson University: COMPASS Program
    College-based support for students with Aspergers; first two years of college. $3000 per semester
    New Jersey Rutgers University
    Full support services. $2500 per semester
    New York Bridges to Adelphi Program (Adelphi University)
    Comprehensive academic, social, and vocational support services to students with A.S., or other non-verbal learning disorders. $2500 per semester above other tuition, fees and charges
    New York Rochester Institute of Technology
    Provides individualized support to students on the Spectrum
    Ohio Defiance College
    ASD Affinity Program - Comprehensive academic, social and residential support services that assist students with ASD in reaching their full potential in a college setting. $10,230 per semester Contact Brad Harsha at 419-783-2365 or bharsha@defiance.edu.
    Ohio Wright State University - Office of Disability Services
    RASE Program - Raiders on the Autism Spectrum Excelling
    Comprehensive, individualized academic and social support services
    Cost: No charge for qualifying Wright State students. For more information, please contact Heather Rando at heather.rando@wright.edu
    Pennsylvania Eastern University - The College Success Program for Students Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    The CSP is a comprehensive program providing academic, social, life skills, and cultural supports to undergraduate students living with ASD. $6500 per semester. Contact Douglas Cornman at 484-654-2378 or dcornman@eastern.edu
    Pennsylvania Mercyhurst
    Program of support and mentoring. Contact is Dianne Rogers.
    Pennsylvania St. Joseph's University
    Located in the office of student. Success and retention Program costs $3,000 per year for students. Meet with advisor bi-weekly Has social worker and psychologist on staff.
    Tennessee University of Tennessee Chattanooga
    Contact is Michelle Rigler for the MOSAIC program.
    Virginia George Mason University
    Comprehensive, individualized services to support Mason students who are registered with the Office of Disability Services in the areas of academics, social skills, communication, and transition into university life. $3200 per semester. Contact Amy Duffey at 703-993-2474 or aduffey@gmu.edu for further information.
    Washington Bellevue College - Autism Spectrum Navigators program (Washington State)
    Access services for autistic students, including individualized peer mentoring, and facilitated communication with instructors. No charge for program services, other than tuition for 2-credit course taken with cohort students each quarter. Quarterly parent meetings with student permission.
    West Virginia College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome at Marshall University- West VA Autism Training Center
    Positive behavior and academic support. $3200 per semester.


    Sage College Achieve Degree
    A completely online degree for students on the spectrum. Specific support and courses. First two years $27,000, remainder of degree $44,000. Contact Phyllis Niner at pniner@mlinc.com

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