Program Information

Autism Spectrum Navigators at Bellevue College

Our mission is to provide advocacy and 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 and community wide environment of inclusion and understanding of students, faculty and staff with neurological differences.

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Areas of Focus:

Executive Functioning 
Task Initiation, Organization and Planning, Time Management, Stress Tolerance, Flexibility, Sustained Attention, Emotional Control, Goal-Directed Persistence, Response Inhibition, Working Memory, Metacognition

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

Self-Advocacy
Know when you need help, know who to ask, how to ask, when to ask

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)
  • Cohort Orientation prior to First Year
  • Career Preparation class each quarter (as part of an eight-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 (ASN) Program currently serves Bellevue College students who identify as autistic. Students must self-identify as autistic, must wish to be part of the ASN program, and must agree to participate in all program components listed above and discuss any participation concerns with program leads.

See our Future Students page to learn more.

ASN Program Requirements: Autism Spectrum Navigators Program Requirements

Next Steps Flyer

Program Flyer: Autism Spectrum Navigators

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Last Updated February 18, 2018