Disability Resource Center

Student Success Coaching

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Self-Determination coaching is a student-centered program that focuses on developing four skills necessary for self-empowerment and growth: decision making, goal setting and planning, self-advocacy, and self-awareness. Students who receive coaching will have recurring meetings to identify personal priorities, develop their vision and plan, continue to develop their goals while creating effective habits. This process will help students develop the sense of determination and motivation needed to take on academic and future career goals.

For more information, please contact Christian Abson (cmabson@cpp.edu)

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Social Skills

In collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the DRC Autism Specialist hosts a Social Skills Coaching group for young adults experiencing anxiety around making peer connections. The 10-week program provides real world coaching focusing on skills related to making and keeping friends and managing conflicts and rejection. Students are introduced to rules and steps of social behavior developed from research evidence regarding: common social errors committed by those with ASD, core social skills needed to make and keep friends, and ecologically valid ways in which socially accepted individuals handle peer conflict.

For more information, please contact Christian Abson (cmabson@cpp.edu)