On-campus Preschool Program
The ASSERT program at Utah State University is a state-of-the-art intensive preschool program that uses research-based instructional techniques to address the individual needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Preschool-aged children (typically 3–5 years old) attend the program 20 hours per week.
- AM session: 8:00am–12:00pm
- PM session: 12:30pm–4:30pm
- Located in the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence (CCE) building at Utah State University
- Uses individualized educational and behavioral programs for each student
- Targets specific, measurable skills in each need area
- Provides parents with extensive training through home consultation and in-classroom training
- Diagnosis Required: To be enrolled in the ASSERT program, eligible students must have a formal diagnosis of ASD.
- Application Process: To apply for admission, download the application form, and email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. A diagnosis is not required to apply for admission but students must have a formal ASD diagnosis prior to enrollment. In order to be eligible for admission at the start of a new school year (i.e., end of August), students must have applied for admission by May 31st of that year. ASSERT placement evaluations typically occur in early June, and families are notified of admission decisions by mid-July.
Disclaimer: While we strive to admit as many eligible students as possible, completing the application process does not guarantee eventual enrollment in the program.
ASSERT staff also offer short-term in-home consultation and parent training for families of children with ASD of all ages. ASSERT can provide consultation in the following areas: toilet training, mealtime behavior, sibling relationships, play skills, social skills, academic skills, communication skills, and/or behavior problems). To apply for consultation services, download the request form, and email completed form to email@example.com.
ASSERT offers monthly parent training seminars on topics relevant to ASD. These are open to all community members. Here are the dates for the spring semester:
- March 28th- Promoting Communication
- April 18th- Community Outings/Preparing for Summer Break
All of the trainings will be held on Wednesdays at 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Early Childhood Education & Research Center (ECERC) building – Room 118.
If interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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