Autism Center’s college program welcomes alumni, parents and family members for Homecoming

CollegeProgramBrunch_10-11-14The  9th Annual West Virginia Autism Training Center’s College Program Homecoming Weekend Brunch took place last Saturday, Oct. 11, with more than 150 parents and family members from across the nation on hand to connect with program staff and students.

The College Program began in 2002 and provides individualized skill building and therapeutic supports to approximately 50 Marshall University students with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a mentored environment.  Mentors assist participating students in planning for their college experience and carrying out efforts to meet their personal and academic goals. The College Program supports students in learning skills that will help them earn a college degree, prepare for employment in their chosen field and live a productive, independent and quality life.

To learn more about the West Virginia Autism Training Center’s College Program, visit