Argos for Autism

The Argos for Autism Program (AAP) is a Beyond Access service offered by the Student Disability Resource Center that provides academic, social, life skills, and career planning support to students with autism who attend the University of West Florida. The goal of the AAP is to enhance their college experience by providing assistance with navigating the college experience.


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Through 1:1 individualized support and guidance students receive assistance with navigating their UWF experience. Weekly coaching for students is provided by SDRC staff to address individual needs. During coaching sessions, the students work with their coaches on one of the following four areas:

Academic Support

Address specific executive functioning deficits to help students improve academic skills:
  • Academic planning/prioritizing
  • Monitoring academic progress
  • Utilizing academic resources
  • Time management and organization
  • Study Skills
  • Notetaking strategies

Social and Community Involvement

Assist students with navigating social life in college:
  • Engaging with extracurricular clubs and events
  • Speaking with professors
  • Working in groups
  • Negotiating residential experience
  • Recreational activities

Transition and Life Skills

Address issues with activities of daily living, such as:
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • College essentials (Priority Registration, Financial Aid, Advising, etc.)
  • Community living
  • Self-care
  • Health and wellness resources (CAPS & SHS)

Career Preparation

Guiding students through UWF Career Services Resources:
  • Interviewing skills, resume writing, career coaching
  • Self-presentation skills
  • Networking
  • Internships, volunteer work, etc.
  • Selecting a major

For additional information, please contact SDRC at (850) 474-2387 or sdrc@uwf.edu or stop by our offices in Building 19, Room 100D

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