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List of Colleges/Universities that offer great ASD assistance/attention

Posted by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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My mom, a psychologist in Maryland, sent me this today from a psychology listserv that she frequents.  I don't have any personal experience with any of these programs but I thought it was nice to see colleges and universities trying to assist those with ASD as well as some resources for those who have kids that are 18+! Most of these programs list Asperger's as their target, but since that diagnosis just went poof, I'm going to say they're for any young adult with autism who wants to attend college. 


Autism Spectrum / Asperger’s Disorder Services from MPA Listserve

1)  CIP is a year-round program providing individualized social, academic, career and life
skills instruction to young adults 18-26 with Asperger’s, ADD and other learning
differences.
http://www.collegeinternshipprogram.com/

2)  College Internship Program at the Brevard Center
http://www.brevardcenter.org/

3)  Achieving in Higher Education With Autism and Developmental Disabilities
(AHEADD), which is based in Pittsburgh and currently assists eight students at Carnegie
Mellon University and at the University of Pittsburgh

4)  Asperger’s College Program at Rutgers University:
The College Program for students with Asperger’s Disorder is under the auspices of the
Division of Outreach Services at The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC).
http://dddc.rutgers.edu/services/aspergers_college_program.php

5)  COMPASS – College-based Support for Students with Asperger’s – this program is at
Fairleigh Dickinson University
http://view.fdu.edu/default.aspx?id=5051

6)  University of Indianapolis: http://build.uindy.edu
The B.U.I.L.D. program at the University of Indianapolis is a full support program
designed to help the college student with a specific learning disability, which can include
dyslexia, attention deficit, Asperger's, and traumatic brain injury, earn an associate or
baccalaureate degree.

7)  Other colleges with Asperger’s Programs:
Univ of Alabama
Eastern Kentucky Univ
Keene State Univ (New Hampshire)
Marshall Univ (West Virginia)
Western Kentucky Univ.

8)  Howard County Community College has Project Access as an intro to college, and they
reportedly have a college program as well. It is for students with “learning differences,”
including Asperger’s.

9)  Dr. David Band, at Crossroads Psychological Services in Columbia, specializes in
Autism/Asperger’s.

10)  Alex Szollos is reportedly a knowledgeable provider in Belair, MD.

11)  The program at Towson State reportedly is excellent:

http://www.towson.edu/chp/caasd/mission.asp

by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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theejillz
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Thank you for posting this! This actually came to mind the other day! I have a 2 year old son who may or may not be on the spectrum (I say that because he hasn't been formally diagnosed by a developmental pediatrician). Needless to say, my husband & I have thought a LOT about his future. 

isotoner
by Bronze Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 6:22 AM

 Thanks for sharing this.  It really lets us know that our kids can have a chance. 

JTMOM422
by Brenda on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:06 AM

This is great info to know. Thanks for posting

lasombrs
by Sara on Jan. 11, 2013 at 5:51 PM

ohhh we are in NH and keene is only like 1.5 hours away. Thanks!!

MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

neato! :)

KatyTylersMom
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Yeah my kids are young still too, but I fully intend to save for their college education and hopefully 14 years will see our way to an effective treatment or a whole bunch of programs for our kids:) 

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