Thursday, May 20, 2021

UM ranks top 10 in assisting students with autism

The University of Montana is getting national attention as it was recently ranked the seventh best school for assisting its students with autism. 

The rankings are from The schools were ranked based on the quality of support it provides in five categories to make students with autism happier and SAFER: 

  • Social (peer mentoring, social skills development, group activities, etc.)
  • Academic (tutoring, study hall)
  • Functioning (life coaching, daily check-ins, help navigating campus, advocacy support)
  • Employment (career training, interview help, job connections)
  • Residential (designated living quarters, single-room options, knowledgeable resident assistants)

The University of Montana has an organization called MOSSAIC, which stands for Mentoring, Organization and Social Support for Autism and All Inclusion on Campus. 

Senior Hedy Dolan was drawn to UM, from Colorado, because of the program. 

Read more here.