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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:

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 & 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