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Why Watson for teens who have been accepted to college?


  • Watson's CAMPUS program provides ongoing support during the academic year to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder who have been admitted to college.
  • Watson was one of the first agencies in the region to recognize, develop and implement programs to college bound and matriculated students diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
  • CAMPUS personnel work closely with existing university supports, including the accommodation office and counseling center.
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A comprehensive, research based resource for families and educators of individuals with disabilities.

Supports for College Students

ACCLAIM (Autism College and Community Life Acclimation and Intervention Model) piloted during the summer of 2008 at the University of Pittsburgh for college bound teens with Asperger's disorder and high-functioning autistic disorder.  The program focuses on the development of skills necessary to succeed at college and includes therapeutic, learning and social components.  Appropriate candidates have the academic abilities necessary for success in college but have significant limitations in their social and organiztional skills.

Click here for a printable ACCLAIM brochure.