Program Information

Autism Spectrum Navigators at Bellevue College

Our mission is to provide access services for autistic students that lead to successful academic outcomes while providing educational opportunities that increase self-knowledge in the areas of executive functioning, self-regulation, social interaction, self-advocacy and career preparation; and to actively promote a campus wide environment of inclusion and understanding of students, faculty and staff with neurological differences.

Watch this 1 minute video to hear more.

Areas of Focus:

Executive Functioning 
Studying; Organize and write papers; Keep track of tests, assignments and appointments; Plan for long-term assignments

Social Interaction 
Understanding one’s social interaction style; Join a campus club if desired; Make friends on campus if desired, Work in a group

Self-Advocacy
Ask for help; Know what is needed; Explain needs

Self-Regulation 
Handle changes to schedule and/or plans; Think of solutions to problems; Handle feelings in order to be able to continue class and class work, and achieve personal goals

Program Components:

  • Regular Meetings with trained Peer Mentor, called a Navigation Assistant (NA)
  • Career Preparation class each quarter (as part of a nine-course series) with other ASN students (credits and topics vary – come to Information Session for more detail or inquire.)
  • Quarterly parent meetings
  • Facilitated Communication with instructors
  • Campus Awareness & Training

The Autism Spectrum Navigators Program currently serves Bellevue College students with Autism Spectrum Conditions, including High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disability and PDD-NOS.

See our Prospective Students page to learn more.

ASN Program Requirements: Autism Spectrum Navigators Program Requirements

Program Flyer(PDF): Autism Spectrum Navigators

Next Steps Flyer (this is currently last year’s flyer – will be updated by January 1, 2018. Use for general guidance, and contact us for updated information.)

Last Updated August 27, 2017