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.
Areas of Focus:
Studying; Organize and write papers; Keep track of tests, assignments and appointments; Plan for long-term assignments
Understanding one’s social interaction style; Join a campus club if desired; Make friends on campus if desired, Work in a group
Ask for help; Know what is needed; Explain needs
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
- 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