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What Is The AAP Early Arrival Program?

Student Accessibility Resources hosts an Early Arrival Program for incoming UWF students identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and enrolled in classes for the Fall semester. This program has both virtual and in-person events and will provide students with the tools for success as they transition to the university. Whether students are first time in college or transfer students, the program helps them learn about Argo life and meet peers in the Argos Autism Program.

Fall 2021

AAP Early Arrival Program

The best way to kick off your semester!

Fall 2021 Early Arrival will be a virtual event beginning August 9 and ending on August 20th, 2021. 

The fee is $87. 

Registration deadline is July 30, 2021.


Fall 2021 AAP Early Arrival Registration

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Argos Early Arrival

Eligible students must be accepted to the university and enrolling for the Fall semester.

Topics will include:

  • Academic Strategies
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Career Readiness

The program is available for students who will be distance learners as well as students attending in-person classes.


For Fall 2021 AAP Early Arrival Program will be virtual (*per COVID-19 restrictions).

  • 8/9/21 - Students will gain access to workshops and activities through eLearning
  • Week 1: 8/9/21 - 8/13/21 - live synchronous meetings for parents and students
  • Week 2: 8/16/21 - 8/20/21 - live synchronous meetings for parents and students
  • 8/19/21 - in-person event for student
  • 8/20/21 - Students will end the program by completing the UWF Virtual Convocation

Students participating in the program will gain skills to help them succeed in the transition to university life, experience navigating the campus and have the opportunity to connect with other people with similar diagnoses.

The entire program will take place both online for Fall 21.

  • Students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and accepted to the university for the Fall semester can attend.
  • Students can be First Time In College (FTIC) or transfer students.
  • Students can be attending in-person and/or online courses.

The price for the Fall 2021 AAP Early Arrival Program will be available by 4/1/21 when applications open.  Price can include the following:

  • Materials
  • Registration Fee
  • Meals (continental breakfast and snacks)
  • Friends!
  • Fun!


Students not living on campus may still participate in the virtual events for the program and are encouraged to participate in AAP Early Arrival.

  1. Apply and be accepted to the University of West Florida
  2. Register with Student Accessibility Resources.
  3. Provide documentation to support the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  4. Complete SAR registration appointment with SAR staff.
  5. Register for the UWF Orientation if you are a first time in college student. Students participating in the ASD Early Arrival Program MUST attend an orientation session BEFORE 7/30/21.  (Transfer students are highly encouraged to complete the online orientation available to transfer students.)  The Early Arrival Program DOES NOT exempt students from completing UWF campus orientation since the material covered will not be the same.
  6. Submit application and payment. 
    *If Vocational Rehabilitation is covering the cost of the program, please have your VR Counselor contact our office at 850-474-2387 for payment options.

Contact our office to speak with one of our staff regarding additional information 850-474-2387.


Contact Student Accessibility Resources at or (850) 474-2387 with any additional questions.