Boro Autism Support Initiative for Success (BASIS) - Edinboro University
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          Office for Accessibility Services
          Crawford Center
          200 Glasgow Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2462 voice/tty
          Fax: (814) 732-2866

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          Boro Autism Support Initiative for Success

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          The Boro Autism Support Initiative for Success (BASIS) program was developed to help students with autism make a smooth transition into college life and achieve academic success.

          The Office for Accessibility Services (OAS) at Edinboro University is widely recognized as one of the leading universities in the nation in providing services to students with disabilities. The OAS at EU has been committed to excellence in providing access to educational opportunities for more than 40 years.

          In order to provide opportunities to otherwise qualified degree seeking college students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to achieve excellence in all areas of their university experience, professionals within the Office for Accessibility Services have developed the Boro Autism Support Initiative for Success (BASIS) program.

          The BASIS Program

          The Boro Autism Support Initiative for Success (BASIS) is an individualized support program available for enrolled Edinboro University students. The BASIS team will work with students to identify individual needs and provide support in 5 key areas:

          1. Academics
          2. Communication
          3. Daily Living Skills
          4. Employment Readiness
          5. Social Skills

          BASIS Services Include:

          • Social and Academic Peer Advising
          • Weekly Sessions with Transition Coach
          • Testing and Classroom Accommodations
          • Writing Specialist Services
          • Social Activities

          There are 2 levels of services to the program, one at $2,500 and one at $1,250. Funding may be available for students to offset cost.  Capacity is 32 students per semester. When at capacity, a wait list will be implemented and students will be contacted.