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RASE Transition Coach Program
Students in this fee-based, elective program are assigned a transition coach to work with them, one-on-one, for up to 5 hours per week.
The transition coaches are experienced undergraduate or graduate students who are available as a resource for students on the Autism Spectrum. Employees of ODS, coaches set their schedule to accommodate their students’ specific needs. Coaches work with students on transition competency areas to develop the structure and framework necessary to be successful in college. The coach’s focus can include assisting the student with learning self-advocacy skills, accessing campus resources and services, and problem-solving.
For more information about the Transition Coach program, including eligibility requirements, please see the RASE program brochure (PDF).
RASE Program Fee Structure* (as of June 2015)
- Average of 5 hours/week coaching
- 1 individualized needs assessment
- 1 technology consultation/term
- 2 hours/week coaching
- 1 vocational consultation/term
- 2 hours/week coaching
- Vocational & technology consultations as needed
- 1 hour/week coaching
- 1 hour/week vocational support
*Flat fee charged to participating student's Bursar account at the start of each academic term.
M.H., Current Student in RASE program
When I first entered college, I was not very well prepared. The challenges I ran into might have overwhelmed me if my transition coach hadn't been there to help. She assisted me though my experience, helping me to get my priorities straight, as well as remind me that I might not always do perfect and that it's OK. The support group helped me simply by reminding me that I'm not an alien, and that there are others with similar problems.
By M.H., second year student who participated in RASE his freshman year.
Mitchell Schneider, Current Student in RASE Program
“If you’re willing to put in the work here, everyone is going to know your name and you’re going to be able to succeed." Read more about Mitchell in his feature Quantum Leap in the Wright State Newsroom.
For more information about the RASE transition coach program, please contact Heather Rando, RASE Coordinator.
Autism Spectrum Support Group
Facilitated by Counseling and Wellness Services, the Students on the Spectrum group provides a supportive environment for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to share their personal experiences, develop allies, and receive feedback. This group will address issues that are important to members in an effort to enhance overall adjustment to college life.
For more information about the support group and for upcoming meeting dates/times, please contact Counseling and Wellness services at (937) 775-3407.