University of Tulsa
800 S Tucker Dr, Tulsa, OK, 74104
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
Coordinator for Student Academic Success
Private, Not-For-Profit, 4-year
Faculty : Student Ratio
25 - 32
1180 - 1410
ACT or SAT are required
Academic success coaches in this program serve as coaches and mentors for students who specifically identify as desiring additional one-on-one assistance in the areas of social, academic, and general education support. The academic success coach meets with each participating student once a week to identify his or her specific needs, then seeks out the best resources to facilitate assistance. This gives students the opportunity to check in with a person who knows them and their schedules, which provides an additional source of support and accountability. Students may discuss a variety of issues, but some of the most common ones include: classes, time management, study skills, goal setting, organization, self-advocacy, interacting with professors, stress management, and anxiety.
The academic success coach also connects students with sources for any needed assistive technology, Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any state-specified disability laws require that all colleges and universities provide accommodations. Accommodations that qualify may include, but are…, or other academic and support services, such as: tutoring, academic advising, student activities, and residential life. Academic assistance is provided to students through individualized 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…, as well as access to tutors, academic skill-building workshops, and weekly one-on-one academic counseling meetings. Students who qualify are eligible to receive academic accommodations, such as note taking assistance and exam accommodations.
CSAS collaborates with faculty to address special learning needs of students in the program. Students also receive priority enrollment to obtain classes that best fit their schedules and needs. Many students benefit from writing skills training but might not seek it out on their own. Faculty from the English Department and Writing Center can provide tips on writing effective papers and putting feelings and personal perspectives on paper. Faculty from students’ various majors are available to discuss specific issues and recommendations regarding academic planning.
Academic success coaches work on 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…. skills during coaching sessions.
Students with social needs often benefit from exposure to social stories and role-playing experiences. In a safe and supportive small group environment, students can simply express needs and issues, such as having difficulty communicating with a professor or with The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS©) is an evidence-based social skills treatment program for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, and other social or… in a group project or having a roommate conflict or a dating situation.The group facilitator then helps the group role-play these different issues, providing students with a safe place to build 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,… by practicing working through these issues. The program also offers other opportunities to engage socially through activities like movie nights, pizza parties, short trips to area attractions, and other social events and group outings planned by the students.
The 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… Center staff is available to discuss resumes, job interviews, ideas for summer employment, appropriate dress for interviews, and how to carry oneself in an interview setting. Students can practice interviewing in a supportive environment.
Students may receive This refers to services that are specifically for students with autism. Mental health services are also noted if there is evidence that therapists have experience in working with people with autism. Mental health support includes individual… by making an appointment to speak with the program coordinator, who is a licensed therapist.
Students have the option to live in suite-style housing with a private bedroom and common living area with other students participating in the program. Students maintain a private room while having the option to engage socially in a small common area with other students. This benefits students who are transitioning to the college environment and promotes 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,…. Participating students tend to be studious and academically-driven, but may want to work on skills in community living and engagement.
In skills classes, the group goes on outings. The students have checklists of things they have to do, such as opening the door for someone or ordering popcorn while at the movie theater.
Academic success coaches have been trained in working with students with autism. Different faculties from each department that the student needs help with, such as communication, speech pattern, and residential life staff, work with the student.
Students have the opportunity to get together with older students in the program to listen to their success stories. The older students help encourage new students in the program.
Students can self-disclose without registering with disabilities or obtaining a professional evaluation. Students must register with the Center for Student 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….
The program is free.
Every other week there are skills groups focused on different topics, like speaking to professors, conflicts with roommates, and asking for help. During coaching sessions, coaches may work on enhancing 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… with the student.
When a student discloses autism at the admission meeting, the admission counselor refers him or her to the Pathfinders Program. The team gives the parents and prospective student a tour, which helps the parents understand the program.
Students have access to several sensory rooms, which are open during working hours. They are located on the second floor of Hardesty Hall at the Center for Student 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…, on the third floor of Chapman Hall, and at the Testing Center for students with disability Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any state-specified disability laws require that all colleges and universities provide accommodations. Accommodations that qualify may include, but are… in McFarlin Library. Sensory rooms are therapeutic places for students to de-stress with or without various sensory inputs. The Center for Student Academic Support’s sensory rooms offer weighted blankets, tactile materials, fidgets, yoga mats, coloring books, puzzles, sensory lighting, limited noise and noise-cancelling headphones, white noise machines, sensory materials, bubble lights, pin art, sensory seating options, and relaxing projected imagery.