Autism Spectrum Disorder Program
We are offering a new program that will help students with autism and Asperger syndrome be prepared for college settings and the workforce.
Through a mixture of didactic presentation, demonstration, role-play and discussion, you will learn how to do the activities of daily living you need in order to be successful in school and get a job.
The classes meet Monday and Wednesdays and Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $550.
TCC CIES partners with the Texas Health and Human Services and Spectrum Services to offer to autism students a well-rounded education that emphasizes training in socialization skills through role-play as well as focus on the student’s academic education
If you qualify, you can register for classes focused on the following areas:
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.
- 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
Community & Industry Education Services
Terry Aaron, Director for Community & Industry Education Services
Vickie Moss, Director for Community & Industry Education Services
Nita Haliburton, Coordinator of Special Projects
Updated August 31, 2018