Autism Spectrum Disorder Program

About our Program

TCC Community Education and Engagement (CEE) partners with the Texas Health and Human Services and Spectrum Services to offer to students with autism and Asperger syndrome a well-rounded education that emphasizes training in socialization skills and academics.

Through a mixture of didactic presentation, demonstration, role-play and discussion, students will learn how to do the activities of daily living needed in order to be successful in school and to get a job.

Program Requirement

To participate you must be at least 17 years of age.


If you qualify, you can register for classes focused on the following areas:

Academics Supports

Focus: Develop your academic skills and identify the reasonable accommodations you need.

You will learn:

  • How to communicate effectively with campus faculty and staff (self-advocacy)
  • How to request reasonable accommodations
  • Skills in planning, organizing and completing tasks (executive functioning skills)

Social Skills Supports

Focus: Create meaningful friendships and relationships with faculty.

You will learn social skills through:

  • Individualized help to get involved in campus organizations, clubs, and extra-curricular activities
  • Support access to campus activities and organizations that provide opportunities and develop social skills
  • Skill-building group sessions that use role-play activities to teach appropriate social skills for a college lifestyle
  • Individual and small group mentoring sessions

Independent Living Skills Supports

Focus: Learn how to take care of yourself.

We will:

  • Teach you effective living skills needed to move into adulthood
  • Help you manage the day-to-day needs of a college lifestyle
  • Work with residence hall staff to ensure you have proper living accommodations 


Southeast Campus

Community Education and Engagement

Carrie Tunson, Divisional Dean

Sherry Freeman, Administrative Office Assistant

Updated January 20, 2023