ASD Prep Program

ASD Prep Program – Evening Information Session →

ASD Prep Program – Registration →

Program Overview

Red River College and Accessibility Services understands that beginning a college program can be an exciting and also challenging time, in a new environment with many fresh experiences waiting around the corner. To encourage a strong start, we are offering a free preparatory program for incoming students identifying with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

We call this program START STRONG!

This program is run in a group learning environment, and includes role playing, interactive discussions and following PowerPoint slides.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 17 years and older
  • Have and are aware of their ASD diagnosis
  • Self-motivated
  • Preparing for entrance into Red River College in the 2017-2018 academic year


Information Evening:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Notre Dame Campus
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For more details and to confirm your attendance, call Jennifer at 204.632.3966.
Parents are welcome to attend.

A general overview of the 6 session program, with more details to come, is as follows:

SESSION 1:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Pizza lunch included)

  • Introductions
  • The Difference between post-secondary and high school
  • Balancing Responsibilities: Time Management and Anxiety/Stress Management
  • Financial Planning


SESSION 2:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Knowing yourself: accommodations and support
  • Disclosure and Self-Advocacy
  • Managing Conflict


SESSION 3:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Decision Making
  • Assertiveness
  • Anxiety


SESSION 4:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Independent Living
  • Time Management


SESSION 5:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Succeeding Socially


SESSION 6:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Wrap up party
  • Review/evaluation of program with participants