Thanks to a pilot program in Tennessee, there is full spectrum learning for college students with autism.
At Austin Peay State University, a pilot program Full Spectrum Learning is designed to aid college students on the autism spectrum
APSU assistant professor Dr. Gina Grogan and her team conducted a focus group earlier this year which received input from students, professors, staff and community members. The solution was FSL, which is modeled on the successful “MoSAIC” program at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. At APSU, the program will provide one on one tutoring, coaching, mentoring, and support from staff.
As FSL is a pilot program, students will be involved throughout the experience to evaluate and make changes that better fit their needs.
“We’re making this program very student centered, so much so that students even came up with the name of FSL,” said Grogan.“We want students involved. We want them to tell us what’s effective, what’s not effective and what we need to do to improve the program.”