Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Autism Spectrum Support

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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)

Year Term Fee Support Services
1 $500
  • Average of 5 hours/week coaching
  • 1 individualized needs assessment
  • 1 technology consultation/term
2 $200
  • 2 hours/week coaching
  • 1 vocational consultation/term
3 $200
  • 2 hours/week coaching
  • Vocational & technology consultations as needed
4 $200
  • 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.

Testimonials/Success Stories

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.