Is there a program that can assist ASD students with improving social skills and developing friendships?

Yes.

The Autism Initiative for Research, Education, and Outreach (AIREO) offers programs for ASD students. This initiative’s mission “is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).” The three pillars of this initiative are research, quality education, and community outreach. The initiative has several programs focused enhancing the experiences of ASD students on campus.

Here is a link to these programs: Speech Pathology and Audiology