SRU receives grant to assist students with ASD


March 6, 2019

Slippery Rock University's Office of Disability Services received a $5,000 grant from Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to continue a program that supports successful degree completion for SRU students with autism spectrum disorders.

The program provides one-on-one coaching and group meetings to help students on the autism spectrum perform executive functions and develop social skills. As many as 10 participants have enrolled in the program.

Modeled after Project AACHIEVE, a transition program offered by the PDE for high school and college students on the autism spectrum, the program at SRU is in its first year and the latest grant extends it for a second year.