Learning Supports Provide Opportunities for Postsecondary Success for Students on the Autism Spectrum

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An exciting new program called Opportunities for Postsecondary Success (OPS) is providing supports to college students and high school students transitioning to college. This session will examine key components of the program, namely Universal Design for Learning and Student Self-Advocacy, along with specific examples of their application in college and high school classrooms for the benefit of a wide range of students, including students on the autism spectrum. The session will also review the goals of the OPS program, the challenges students face, the benefits they receive from individualized services and mentoring, the support strategies being implemented, and successes that participants are experiencing as they connect and work with college student mentors while pursuing their postsecondary educational and career goals.

The OPS project is an innovative partnership between the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) in the Department of Occupational Therapy, the Assistive Technology Resource Center, the Division of Student Affairs, Resources for Disabled Students, Front Range Community College, the Poudre School District, and other community partners.