Monday, October 17, 2011

Program Aids College Students with Autism

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- As the number of people diagnosed with Asperger’s and Autism continues to grow, Kirkwood Community College is beginning a program specifically designed to help students with this diagnosis be successful as college students.
The Focused Skill Training program (FST) has been developed by staff in the Kirkwood Learning Services department over the past year and it was launched at the start of fall semester.
College bound students with the Asperger’s or Autism diagnosis who choose to participate in the FST program will work with Kirkwood staff to build an individual plan which may include learning how to navigate the social aspects of college, self-advocacy training and organizational strategies.

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