July 12 to August 2, 2014
The Asperger Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) offers a residential summer program at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., in July 2014.
This Foundations Program is specifically designed for college-bound teenagers with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning Autism Disorder. The program focuses on the development of skills necessary to succeed in college and includes therapeutic, learning and social components. To qualify, students must currently be in the 11th grade and entering their senior year in Fall 2014.
The program is scheduled from July 12 through August 2, 2043. The cost is yet to be determined, but will include the application fee, room, board, activity fees and tuition for a three-credit college course.
Specially trained staff provides individualized programming and one-on-one support for each participant including social communication skills, coping skills, organizational skills, daily living skills, emotional regulation, problem solving skills and behavioral competencies through participation in age-appropriate activities and community outings.
Daily activities include:
Seminars on navigating the campus community.
A three-credit college course.
College life/skill tutorials.
Weekly community outings.
Each student will be assessed before and after participation in our Foundations Program by members of our staff. Progress and Summary Reports will be made available to parents and the referring School District.
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Please submit all completed forms to Asperger Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) NO LATER THAN March 1, 2014.