Adaptive College Experience (ACE) Program
Group Leader: Sajjad A. Khan, PhD, LCSW
The program is intended for students with symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s), and/or ADHD or Anxiety. The focus is on adaptive skills for the college setting, including organization, self-regulation, and social skills.
The ACE group uses evidence-based approaches from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). The group provides a supportive, interactive, and experience-based forum for planning and discussing challenges related to the transition to college.
Participants will have opportunities to role play, discuss common challenging scenarios, and have practice assignments.
To understand necessary components of executive function, including time management, sequential task performance/study habits, and sustained attention
To learn strategies for self-regulation, including impulse control, thought monitoring/mindfulness, and stress management skills
To learn social skills, including self-advocacy, peer interactions, and confidence building
Duration and Cost
Twice monthly for 8 sessions
$125 per session