What Is The ASD Early Move-In Program?
The Student Disability Resource Center is hosting an early arrival program for incoming students identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This two-day program will consist of activities to help students with a smooth transition to college.
Eligible students must be accepted to the university and enrolling for the Fall 2017 semester.
Topics will include:
- Academic Strategies
- Independent Living Skills
- Social Skills
- Career Readiness
Students participating in the program will be able to move into student housing prior to the start of the program.
Why should I attend the ASD Early Move-In Program?
Students participating in the program will gain skills to help them succeed in the transition to university life and have the opportunity to connect with other people with similar diagnoses.
What will the schedule look like?
- Day one will consist of two workshops in the morning, a break for lunch, and two workshops in the evening. We will use the trolley to travel off-campus during day one for dinner as a group.
- Day two will consist of two workshops in the morning, a break for lunch, two workshops in the afternoon, and ending the program with Convocation at 3:30 PM.
When is the program?
- The ASD Early Move-In Program is on August 24th and 25th.
- Students living on campus will be allowed to move in on Wednesday, August 23rd.
Where will the program take place?
The entire program will take place on the University of West Florida Pensacola campus in various locations. Each location for the workshop is specifically chosen to help students learn to navigate the campus.
Who can attend?
- Students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and accepted to the university for the Fall 2017 semester can attend.
- Students can be First Time In College (FTIC) or transfer students.
How much does the program cost?
The price for the ASD Early Move-In Program is $100 per participant and includes:
- Registration Fee
- Meals (continental breakfast and snacks)
What if I will not be living on campus?
Students not living on campus for the Fall 2017 semester can still participate in the ASD Early Move-In Program and attend all workshops/activities.
How do I register?
- Register with SDRC.
- Provide documentation to support the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Submit application and payment for ASD Early Move-In Program.
Contact SDRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 474-2387 with any additional questions.
Follow this link to download a copy of the ASD Early Move-In Program flyer in PDF format.