Transition Autism Program
Supporting students on the Autism Spectrum with the transition from high school to college.
Through a multifaceted approach to academics and degree/certificate completion, the TAP Program structures the college experience by:
- Focusing on strategies in making a successful transition to college life in the First Year Experience (FYS 101) Course.
- Assisting students in setting goals and keeping themselves on track.
- Promoting use of campus resources.
- Providing opportunities for students to learn how to be productive and positive in the classroom.
- Collaborating with faculty to clarify classroom etiquette.
- Offering workshops on healthy relationships, wellness, academic success and employability/job search skills.
- Connecting parents and creating opportunities for parents to support each other.
TAP students may attend a variety of events at Harper College and in the community including:
- Coffee with the Access Advocates
- Kick-off Dinner with Parents
- Bowling and Mini Golf
- Improv workshops for adults facing social challenges
- Resume Workshop
- Skills Employers Want Workshop
- Interviewing 101
- Game Days with ADS Success Club
- Healthy Relationship Workshops
- Disability Awareness Week events
- Campus Mini Nights
- Autism Awareness Day
- Robotics Workshop
- Weekly TAP Lunches
- High school graduate prior to attending Harper.
- Apply to the college as a Degree or Certificate-Seeking Student.
- Apply for ADS Services and complete Intake Appointment. Application should include appropriate documentation detailing an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
- Submit completed TAP Application to the ADS office.
- Submit ACT/SAT scores to Harper College and/or complete required placement tests.
- Submit high school transcript with a 2.75 out of 4.0 cumulative grade point average or above.
- Complete TAP Interview.
TAP is not an open enrollment program. We reserve the right to determine if a student is admitted into the program or not.
Access and Disability Services
Building I I-103