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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.


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    University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
    Autism Spectrum Disorders College Transition and Support Program (UA-ACTS)
    University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders College Transition and Support Program (UA-ACTS) offers comprehensive academic and behavioral support. $3000 per semester






    University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR
    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, $5000 per semester.


    California State University, East Bay - Hayward, CA
    The College Link Program
    The College Link Program (CLP) mission is to help students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to transition and succeed in the higher education environment. Our goal is to assist students in leveraging their individual strengths to facilitate academic and social success. The CLP staff fosters student educational, career, social and independent living skills through creative and flexible approaches to individual needs. The College Link Program philosophy is to increase student independence and decrease dependence on familial and coaching support over the course of the student’s educational career.

    Golden West College - Huntington Beach, CA
    Puzzle Piece
    Puzzle Piece is an Autism Spectrum (ASD) group that was developed by DSPS counselors & students in 2014. The primary focus of the group is to provide peer support and promote college success. Students learn social skills as they participate in workshops, presentations, campus activities, and games.

    Taft College - Taft, CA
    Transition to Independent Living Program
    Post-secondary program focused on independent living skills




    University of Connecticut - Mansfield, CT
    Beyond Access (BA)
    Beyond Access (BA) provides an opportunity for students to work smarter, not harder, in a competitive academic environment while also preparing for life beyond college. Students enrolled in BA work closely with a trained Strategy Instructor (SI) to design and customize their program based on their individual goals and learning profile.




    Nova Southeastern University - Broward County, FL
    Access Plus
    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

    University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL
    Argos for Autism Program
    The Argos for Autism Program (AAP) is a Beyond Access service offered by the Student Disability Resource Center that provides academic, social, life skills, and career planning support to students with autism who attend the University of West Florida. The goal of the AAP is to enhance their college experience by providing assistance with navigating the college experience. Through 1:1 individualized support and guidance students receive assistance with navigating their UWF experience. Weekly coaching for students is provided by SDRC staff to address individual needs. During coaching sessions, the students work with their coaches on one of the following four areas: Academic Coaching, Social & Community Involvement, Transition & Life Skills, Career Preparation. Contact Dr. Tina Likovetz at 850-474-2387 or






    University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
    The Raven Scholars Program
    The Raven Scholars Program supports students on the autism spectrum by providing coordination for individualized wraparound services. Contact Raven Scholars coordinator, Leslie Gwartney, at or (208) 885-9107.


    Eastern Illinois University
    Eastern Illinois University's Students with Autism Transitional Education Program focuses on providing enhanced support in three main skill set areas. A solid foundation of Academic, Social , and Daily-living (ASD) skill sets is crucial for the success of post-secondary students. Cost is $1000 a semester, and students can be in it as many semesters as they like from 1-graduation. For more information, contact


    Ancilla College - Donaldson, IN
    The Autism Program at Ancilla College (APAC)
    A college-level program to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to build social, workplace, and academic skills and knowledge. APAC is designed for students who, while exhibiting superior intellectual ability, face serious challenges with communication, social interactions and group educational settings.

    University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
    The BUILD Program
    UIndy students with learning-related disabilities can find full support in earning an associate's or bachelor's degree through the BUILD program, Baccalaureate for University of Indianapolis Learning Disabled.


    Loras College - Dubuque, IA
    Autism Resources for Career and Higher Education (ARCH)
    Students enrolled in the program will meet weekly with their Lynch Learning Center coach and attend weekly study table sessions and bi-monthly mentoring meetings. In addition to skill building, students will receive specialized career prep including job shadowing, career fairs, internships and one-on-one resume and cover letter counseling.




    Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY
    Kelly Autism Program
    The KAP Circle of Support provides five major areas of assistance: private dorm room, study tables, mentoring and socials. The theoretical frame work for the Circle of Support is Social Information Processing Theory and Executive Function Skill Development. All students within the Circle of Support are degree seeking students at Western Kentucky University. Fee is $5,000/ semester.


    Nicholls State University - Thibodaux, LA
    Bridge to Independence
    The Bridge to Independence Program is designed to support students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in their pursuit of their chosen degree at Nicholls State University. Bridge provides systematic monitoring of academic, behavioral, and social performance. Academic coaches and peer mentors provide tutoring and facilitate participation in campus activities and organizations. Bridge staff assist in advising, self-advocacy, coordination of services, and reserved on-campus housing. For more information contact Dr. Mary Breaud at or Robin Bell at





    Berkshire Community College - Lee, MA
    CIP Berkshire
    CIP Berkshire offers support services for young adults on the Autism spectrum and with ADHD and other learning differences as they transition to college, employment, and independent living.


    Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI
    College Supports Program
    The College Supports Program (CSP) at the Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center is designed to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder as they transition into college and through completion of their degree. For more information, contact Callie Boik at 734-487-4418 or

    Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI
    Autism Services Center




    University of Missouri–St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
    Designed to encourage and facilitate students to gain independence through academics, vocational experiences, and residential/student life.


    University of Montana - Missoula, MT
    MOSSAIC (Mentoring, Organization, and Social Support for Autism Inclusion on Campus) Program




    Fairleigh Dickinson University - Teaneck, NJ
    COMPASS Program
    The Metropolitan Campus COMPASS Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University is an individually tailored, comprehensive, academic and social support program for up to six college students with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome in each incoming class.

    Ramapo College of New Jersey - Mahwah, NJ
    The ENHANCE program is a therapeutic support program which takes a holistic approach and focuses on social, emotional, and organizational growth to assist those students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome in adapting and flourishing in college and beyond. For more information, contact 201-684-7522 or

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
    The College Support Program (CSP
    The College Support Program (CSP), under the direction of Rutgers Health Services-Counseling, Alcohol & other Drug Assistance Program, and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), supports students who are first accepted to the University and then to the CSP as they begin, continue and prepare to graduate from the University. The CSP is a comprehensive program that assists students through provision of direct service and collaboration with University services that address executive functioning, social competence, academic skills, self-care, self-advocacy and career preparation. Applications, documentation and in-person interviews required. Fee: $3500/semester (minimum of two consecutive semesters recommended). For more information, call 848-932-7884.






    Adelphi University - Garden City, NY
    Bridges to Adelphi Program
    The Bridges to Adelphi Program at Adelphi University provides comprehensive academic, social, and vocational support services to students with A.S., or other non-verbal learning disorders. $2750 per semester above other tuition, fees and charges. Contact for more information.

    Daemen College - Amherst, NY
    Provides individualized transition support and life skills mentoring to students on the spectrum. Contact Jennifer Runco at for more information.

    Manhattanville College - Harrison, NY
    Pathways And Connections (PAC) Program
    Manhattanville College offers a comprehensive program for students with Autism Spectrum and related disorders. The Pathways And Connections (PAC) Program is a fee-based program that will include features such as career development, individual counseling, peer-mentoring and a partnership with Purchase College’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Program for social events.

    New York University - New York City, NY
    NYU Connections ASD program
    The NYU Connections ASD program is an optional yearlong program through the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities offering one-on-one and group support for NYU students on the autism spectrum. NYU Connections intends to build on the inherent strengths of its students, while also looking at creative solutions to navigate the roadblocks that can hinder college success. The program aims to assist with the transition to college and beyond, with a specific eye towards independence. This is currently a pilot program.

    Purchase College, SUNY - Harrison, NY
    Cornerstone Program
    The Cornerstone Program is fee-based and provides students with the necessary support to make a smooth transition to Purchase College. Individualized, evidence-based interventions will provide students with direct academic skills instruction, development of self-management skills, psychoeducation about the nature of ASD, and social communication skills and self-awareness. Each student’s program is tailored to meet their individualized goals. For more information, contact the Office of Disability Resources at or (914) 251- 6035.

    Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
    Spectrum Support Program
    The Spectrum Support Program provides innovative supports that positively impact the college experience for RIT students, particularly those with autism spectrum disorders. We are committed to helping students build the connections to RIT that will assist them in achieving academic, social and career success. The program seeks to create a campus culture of acceptance and support through collaboration, consultation, and training.






    Defiance College - Defiance, OH
    ASD Affinity Program
    Comprehensive academic, social and residential support services that assist students with ASD in reaching their personal and professional goals, $10,230 per semester, financial aid available. Contact Brad Harsha at 419-783-2365 or

    Kent State University - Kent, OH
    Autism Advocates & AIREO

    Wright State University - Dayton, OH
    Raiders on the Autism Spectrum Excelling (RASE)
    The Office of Disability Services (OSD) at Wright State University developed the Raiders on the Autism Spectrum Excelling (RASE) program to provide an additional layer of individualized support for students on the spectrum throughout their transition to college, particulary in their first year on campus. For full information, please download our our online brochure.








    Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
    Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP)
    The Drexel Autism Support Program (DASP) is a student-centered program for current Drexel students with the goal of promoting academic competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration. DASP provides: One-on-One Peer Mentoring/Coaching, Supplemental Case Management with Professional Staff, Workshops, & Social Events. Current and/or prospective Drexel students may apply and/or inquire by emailing the program Director, Dr. Gerard D. Hoefling, at or calling 215.895.1383.

    Eastern University - Saint Davids, PA
    College Success Program (CSP)
    The College Success Program for Students Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder is a comprehensive program providing academic, social, life skills, and cultural supports to undergraduate students living with ASD. $4000 per semester. Contact Dr. Sharon Thompson at 484-654-2378 or

    Edinboro University - Edinboro, PA
    Boro Autism Support Initiative for Success (BASIS) Program
    The BASIS (Boro Autism Support Initiative for Success) Program assists students with an autism spectrum disorder through individualized transition support. Academics, social competence, daily living skills, communication, and employment are the focus of BASIS. A wide range of staff, peer advisors, and campus resources collaborate to provide students with ASD a positive successful experience.

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana, PA
    Labyrinth Center
    The Labyrinth Center provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to support IUP students with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD) as they build relationships, gain independence, experience academic success, and graduate from IUP with the professional and personal skills needed to embark on a fulfilling life and career.

    Mercyhurst University - Erie, PA
    AIM Program
    The AIM Program at Mercyhurst University supports students in all areas of the college experience, including campus life as well as class work. Students are evaluated in key domains that are essential to higher education and vocational success. These A.I.S.E domains explore functioning in Academic, Independent, Social and Emotional areas. Students enrolling in AIM pay an annual fee that covers services and resources provided throughout the academic year. Contact Brad McGarry at (814) 824-2451 or for more information.

    St. Joseph’s University - Philadelphia, PA
    Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
    The Kinney Center ASPIRE Program provides Saint Joseph's University students who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) comprehensive customized support as they transition to college and matriculate. The ASPIRE program includes crisis intervention and prevention, time management strategies, independent living and social skills training, peer mentors, and a supported work environment. The Kinney Center acts an intermediary with faculty, residence life, academic support, and facilitates training and advocacy programs for the campus community. Cost: $6000 per academic year

    West Chester University - West Chester, PA
    Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP)
    The mission of D-CAP is to provide evidence-based social and behavior supports to help WCU matriculated students with autism develop the independent life and interpersonal skills to graduate and lead successful professional lives.




    Dakota State University - Madison, SD
    Strong Program
    The Dakota State University Strong Program is an Autism Spectrum (ASD) support program started to help our students on the spectrum be successful. Individual meetings are held to develop skills necessary for social interactions with peers, professors, and staff to ease stress and anxiety related to the college atmosphere. Effective learning and life strategies are explored through workshops, interactive games, team building exercises, peer mentor support, and presentations.


    Austin Peay State University - Clarksville, TN
    A pilot program providing peer mentors , life coaches and additional supports. Contact Dr. Gina Grogan at 931.221.7546 or

    University of Tennessee Chattanooga - Chattanooga, TN
    Mosaic is a multifaceted and comprehensive program developed to support the holistic needs of UTC students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Contact Michelle Rigler at 423-425-4008 or


    Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX
    Project CASE
    The Project CASE (Connections for Academic Success and Employment) program at Texas Tech University assists students with autism and other complex developmental disabilities to successfully navigate college. The program fees are $6,000 per fall and spring semester; $1500 per summer session. Contact Dr. DeAnn Lechtenberger at for more information. A one-page info sheet plus brochure is available as a PDF download.

    University of Houston-Clear Lake - Houston, TX
    Connecting to College (CtC) program
    The Connecting to College (CtC) program provides additional support for UHCL students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related needs to facilitate students’ retention and success at the university. The program is part of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and partners with the Student Success Center, Disability Services, Counseling Services, and Career Services to provide a team-based approach to supporting CtC students.






    George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
    Mason Autism Support Initiative (MASI)
    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. For more information, contact Jessica Machado at or (703) 993-2474.

    Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
    STEPS Program
    The STEPS (Stepped Transition for Students with ASD) Program at Virginia Tech provides services to promote transition to college for local high school students and success for current college students. This program is funded by a federal grant (NIMH; PI White). There is no cost for participation to families, but families must be local (in southwestern Virginia - no residential). Contact for more information.


    Bellevue College - Bellevue, WA
    Autism Spectrum Navigators
    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.

    Seattle Central College - Seattle, WA
    SAILS (Supported Academics and Independent Living Services)
    SAILS (Supported Academics and Independent Living Services) is a part of Seattle Central College. Our college is located in the heart of Seattle, in the dynamic Capitol Hill neighborhood. SAILS provides students with Asperger’s and Autism individualized academic coaching to promote their college success. Cost is $2,180 per quarter. Contact Alison McCormick


    Marshall University - Huntington, WV
    West Virginia Autism Training Center (WV ATC)

    The West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University (WV-ATC) provides training, information and support to West Virginians with autism, their families, educators, and other persons.


    St. Norbert's College - De Pere, WI
    Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Counselors provide campus-wide training and education for faculty, staff and students in addition to conducting an ongoing ASD support program, focusing on the development of social skills, self-advocacy, emotional regulation and executive functioning.



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