The mission of D-CAP is to build an inclusive and accepting campus community to better support the experience and success of our degree-seeking students with ASD through indirect and direct supports.
- Provide indirect supports to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment by raising awareness and acceptance of ASD. D-CAP provides training opportunities to all members of campus (faculty, staff, and peers).
- Provide direct supports in the 5 key areas of:
- executive functioning,
- inter-personal skills,
- self-advocacy, and
- employment readiness.
Supports are provided via skill development and group sessions as well as social opportunities.
- Have a place to belong. Come and hang out, meet others with ASD, and engage in social opportunities (on and off campus).
- Have a judgment free environment to ask questions, discuss experiences, and better understand the changes of lifestyle/education/social interactions when going to college.
- Learn functional, independent adult living skills (including organization and time management).
- Learn professional skills to enhance job searching, resume building, and employment sustainability.