Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources for Students
Kent State University offers a variety of services that assist students who are on the Autism Spectrum. The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion would welcome the opportunity to assist you in finding services that may be beneficial to you. For more information, please contact: Gina Campana by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (330) 672-8132.
Autism Advocates Program- sign up now!!!
The Autism Advocates Program at Kent State University within the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a program that strives to provide support and empower undergraduate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and for those who think they may be on the spectrum. Students will be placed with a faculty or staff member for support throughout the academic year. This program allows the student to meet with their advocate six times a year (three times in the fall and three times in the spring) to problem solve and create strategies for academic success with the ASD student in mind. All information shared is completely confidential. Please see below for a sample of questions asked and topics discussed. The current program started Fall 2017, but we will accept new students anytime throughout the academic year. Please note you do not have to be registered for services with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to participate in this program. For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Gina Campana at email@example.com or 330-672-8132.
The mission of AIREO is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We achieve this through innovative research, quality education, and community outreach. Through community, agency, and university collaborations AIREO promotes the quality and continuity of services across the lifespan.
AIREO at Kent State University currently offers two programs to help ASD students succeed:
Partnering for Achievement and Learning Success (P.A.L.S.) pairs a Kent State University student with ASD with a neurotypical student. Each pair becomes a mentor and companion for each other and will teach each other about different perspectives and experiences in life. Through the course of this program, you will also practice skills to get more involved on campus, make and keep friends, and do better in courses.
- College Success for Students with Asperger’s or Autism
College Success for Students with Asperger’s or Autism is a program to give support. This program provides services such as: direction and information based on individual needs, experimental learning program, individual or group services, self-advocacy training, academic, job and career assistance, and participation in Kent State University’s Autism Diversity Program.
For more information about either of these opportunities, please contact Dr. Lisa Audet at firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 672-0257
additional resources that may benefit those with autism are: TRIO Student Support Services, Psychological Services, and Student Accessibility Services.
TRIO Student Support Services
TRIO Student Support Services is available to Kent State Students by providing services to students registered with SAS. Services include: tutoring, mentoring, workshops, and laptop lending programs. TRIO also offers additional advising support such as: assistance with the universities Graduation Planning System, dropping or adding courses, and more. TRIO can be reached at (330) 672-7437 or located in The Center for Undergraduate Excellence room 111 or Enter TRIO Student Support Services
Psychological Services provides confidential counseling services to assist students in emotional distress. Students may schedule an appointment by calling (330) 672-2487. Psychological Services also works collaboratively with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to assist students with disabilities in having equal opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from all university programs, services, and activities.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides a wide variety of services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. SAS’ goal is to ensure equal access to students’ educational endeavors and university life. Examples of accommodations and services that students may be eligible for include: extended time for traditionally timed tests/quizzes, reduced-distraction testing environment, note-taking assistance, and demonstrations on various assistive technologies. SAS can be reached at (330) 672-3391 or email@example.com. Located on the first floor of the library.