Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA, 19530
Achievement Badge: Platinum
This program has a Platinum achievement programs are exclusive to students with autism. These programs have a social skills component and at least one additional support feature beyond standard college accommodations. Platinum badge programs have a designated program coordinator or....
Students Currently Enrolled
Faculty : Student Ratio
18 - 24
970 - 1140
ACT or SAT are required
This includes: additional tutoring support; study skills support; writing and editing skills support; test preparation; study groups or sessions; designated study areas for program participants; and academic advising, counseling, or coaching. Academic counseling may consist of… occurs during one-on-one coaching sessions and in the structured study halls.
Executive functioning support includes: time management skills, task initiation, organization and planning, self-monitoring, decision-making and prioritization, stress management, flexibility, test taking skills support, sustained attention, and goal-directed persistence…. topics such as time management and organization support occur in the one-on-one meetings and during the structured study halls.
Residential students are expected to participate in four social activities each semester. Commuter students must participate in two social activities each semester. These social events are a place to practice Social skills support assists students with building relationships with peers, roommates, faculty, and administration. Support is given in: verbal and non-verbal communication, initiating and maintaining conversations, senses of humor, emotional control, theory of mind, social reciprocity,…. The events are developed and directed by the students.
One of the program goals is to develop Skills that empower students to advocate for themselves rather than program staff members solving problems on behalf of the student. This instruction or support includes teaching students how to ask faculty for accommodations due to having… through increased self-knowledge and development of a Career education – Career support includes: workshops or classes that discuss interview skills, resume writing, and job counseling. These programs are intended for program participants and not the general student population. Some programs require students to… plan.
Students may opt to live in a single-room residence hall upon availability. Students also have access to sensory-reduced dining and study hall, as well as an all-hours quiet and sensory room.
Students are able to move in a day early. Students also meet with the team before the start of the fall semester to take a learning assessment tool, which helps start conversations about the type of mentoring the students will need.
Graduate students, typically in the field of social work, run group dinners and study halls.
Students have access to Peer mentors are either volunteer or paid undergraduate or graduate students who provide one-on-one academic or social support to students. Peer mentors may provide additional support by introducing students to clubs and other on-campus initiatives and….
Students must submit a clinical psychological evaluation, preferably dated within five years of the application, indicating a primary diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum disorder, or pervasive developmental disorder.
Residential Program - $2,500 per semester. Students living on-campus, freshmen and transfer students, start and remain in this program for at least the first year at KU.
Commuter/Continuing Program - $1,250 per semester. The Commuter/Continuing program is designed for freshmen and transfer commuter students as well as residential students who have participated in the Residential Program for at least one year.
Transition Program - $450 per semester. The Transition Program is designed for students who have participated in the Residential Program or Commuter/Continuing Program and are nearing the end of their undergraduate studies.
The program fees are included in the cost of attendance. If a student receives Any form of funding from a public or private source that helps students pay for college. This funding may be offered as loans, grants, or scholarships, such as the AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship, the Autism…, these fees will be considered when financial aid is calculated. The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation has provided financial assistance to students who are clients.
Students can work on Skills that empower students to advocate for themselves rather than program staff members solving problems on behalf of the student. This instruction or support includes teaching students how to ask faculty for accommodations due to having… during their one-on-one meetings.
At parent orientation, parents learn about the communication process of when to call and when not to call. They also learn about part-time employment, which is a crucial component of the program.