University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
|Program Contact||Jennifer Closson|
MOSSAIC (Mentoring, Organization, and Social Support for Autism/All Inclusion on Campus) is a support program that offers 3 levels of support that is above and beyond the reasonable accommodations offered through disability services: 1. Peer mentoring to support students in navigating the college experience 2. Direct speech/language therapy to support language, executive functioning, social skills, etc. 3. Social events
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||4-year college or university|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|Number of students:||9|
|School district or agency partner:||DeWit RiteCare Speech Language and Hearing Clinic|
|Contact person:||Jennifer Schoffer Closson|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||n/a|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||100%|
|Cost of the program:||Participants that receive direct speech-language services pay $130 per session. Insurance can be billed or students receive scholarships. Students usually require 2 sessions per week for optimal support.|
Students pay $20 per semester to participate in the support services.
Students receiving direct speech language therapy services may have their insurance billed. If insurance is not available, scholarships are available.
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||No|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
If students choose direct speech therapy services, they will have their insurance billed. If insurance does not cover this, scholarships are available.
|Links to scholarship information:||Payment|
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for credit|
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||20%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25% of the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Students participate in 3 social activities a semester.
Students have at least 1 hour weekly with a peer mentor. This time is usually more social in nature.