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CARR - Rising High School Juniors and Seniors.

Kutztown University partners with West Chester University to proudly present the College Autism Readiness Retreat (CARR).

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULL for SU2021

Participants: Up and rising junior and senior high school students on the autism spectrum, intending on pursuing a 4 year undergraduate degree

When: June 27th  –June 29th, 2021(overnight experience)  

Location: Kutztown University -- Kutztown, PA 19530 (Transportation must be provided to and from Kutztown University on Sunday and Tuesday). 

Cost: $450/per student, this includes residence hall stay and meals in the dining hall.

  • Payment of Check only please. Check only payable to: West Chester University- CARR
  • Funding may be available through Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). 

Goal: To provide overnight, on campus, experience that will assist students with ASD to prepare for college

Objectives:

  • To live in a Residence Hall for 2 nights
  • To access the Dining Hall
  • To acquire information, destinations, and experiences with Campus services (including: Health and Wellness Services, Psychological and Counseling Services, Student Success Center and Tutoring Services, Autism resources).
  • To tour and experience various on-campus facilities (including the Student Recreational Center, the Rohrbach Library, the Student Union Building, the Student Bookstore,
  • Dining Halls, Residential Buildings and Academic Buildings)
  • To participate in a variety of Classroom/Activity formats (lecture, lab, studio, structured, unstructured)
  • To acquire, practice, and/or generalize college classroom etiquette and communication skills
  • To learn and differentiate the difference between entitlement and eligibility (IDEA vs ADA) for high school to higher education.

CARR2 - High School graduates (18+ in age)

College Autism Readiness Retreat 2 (CARR 2) - (in partnership with Kutztown University) -

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULL FOR SU2021)

Participants:
High School Students (New graduates, 18 years +)
Does not have to attend CARR to participate in CARR 2
Can have previous Higher Ed experience

When: July 12th –July 15th, 2021(overnight experience)

Location: West Chester University

Cost: $550/per student, this includes residence hall stay and meals in the dining hall.

  • Payment of Check only please. Check only payable to: West Chester University- CARR2
  • Funding may be available through Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). 

Goal: To provide an overnight, on campus, experience that will enhance the previous skills acquired in CARR or post-secondary prepatory programs while providing a more realistic expectation of college life for students with ASD

Objectives:

  • To reside in a residence hall and participate in the scheduled activities for the duration of 3 nights/4 days
  • To access the variety of meal plan options (dining hall, Rambucks, Meal swipes, and cash).
  • To learn and practice budgeting skills
  • To attend workshops via campus resources to acquire/review skills in the areas of resiliency, stress management, study skills, budgeting, self-advocacy, and classroom etiquette.
  • To participate in activities and workshops to learn more about majors-to-careers, employment opportunities, volunteer experiences, and early start programs.
  • To identify, locate, and receive information on the different campus resources including the career development center, writing center, tutoring, public safety, counseling, LGBTQA, DCAP/ My Place, Disability services
  • To develop a personal schedule that includes time set aside for everyday activities such as meals, self-care/downtime and transition from one activity to the next.
  • To create a personal schedule that incorporates time for group projects or meet-ups with people having various schedules
  • To learn and differentiate the difference between entitlement and eligibility (IDEA vs ADA) for high school to higher education.

Contact

If you have questions about Kutztown University or facilities,

please contact McKenzie Hollenbach,

Phone: 610-683-4108

How to Apply

Applications with a check are due by May 31, 2021. Spaces are limited, so apply today! Mail to: 
Dub-C Autism Program 
20 Linden St 
West Chester, Pa 19380

Resources

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