The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome was started in 2002. Students participating in the program have met acceptance criteria for Marshall University and have been admitted to the College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome through a separate application process. The program uses a positive behavior support approach to assist participating students. Social, communication, academic, leisure and personal living skills are assessed through person-centered planning.
Personal goals are identified and strategies are developed based on the individual needs of each student. The program seeks to help students learn skills which will help them earn a college degree, work in their chosen field, and live a productive, independent, and quality life. For a downloadable brochure click here.
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Please note: Applications for Fall, 2013 must be submitted by February 1, 2013. Applications for Summer Session 2 are due April 1, 2013. Applications for the High School Summer Program are due May 1, 2013. Please contact Rebecca Hansen, Program Coordinator, to discuss any additional information.
For additional information on College Program, please take a look at the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. For more information on College Program or any other WV-ATC services please contact us by calling 304-696-2332 between 8 am and 4:30 pm EST on Monday through Friday.
The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome admits students who are diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome who can understand and interact with college level material. Participating students must have adequate independent living skills to safely ive in a campus enviroment and be motivated to contribute as full partners in their college-based positive behavior support programs . In addition, participants must be admitted to Marshall University.
The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome is designed to assist only students with a primary diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome. Documentation of the diagnosis from a physician or licensed clinical psychologist is required.
Yes. An interview with The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome staff is required.
No. Separate applications are required for the College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome and Marshall University . Students are responsible for applying to each program.
A positive behavior support approach is used to assess each student's needs and develop appropriate academic, social and life skills supports. Students meet regularly with College Program staff and their positive behavior support teams to monitor progress, develop "to-do" lists and identify new goals. For more detailed information please see the attached Summary and Overview and the Basic Services and Fees.
Information for the Summer Programs can be found here.
The fee for The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome is $4000 per semester. This cost is in addition to tuition, room and board, and other customary fees charged by Marshall University. Full payment for The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome is due prior to the beginning of each semester.
The fee for the each summer session is $1000.
You can download the application for the College Program as well as both Summer Program sessions here.
Consultations with representatives from colleges and universities can be arranged. For fees and additional information, please contact:
Rebecca Hansen, M.A.
The College Program for Students with Asperger's Syndrome
Autism Training Center
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington , WV 25755
Telephone: (304) 696-2332
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