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MOSSAIC

MOSSAIC
University of Montana
MOSSAIC
634 Eddy
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
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Program Contact Jennifer Closson
Email jennifer.closson@mso.umt.edu
Phone (406) 243-2405
Website http://coehs.umt.edu/departments/csd/dewit-ritecare-clinic/mossaic.php

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

Program information submitted a year or more ago

General
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
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: DeWit RiteCare Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
Contact person: Jennifer Schoffer Closson
Email: jennifer.closson@mso.umt.edu
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: n/a
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Other developmental and acquired disabilities.
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

6 Students attending UM for academics
3 adults developing skills to gain meaningful employment

Cost
Cost of the program:
Additional costs: $20.00

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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • MOSSAIC is a supplemental program that offers support through direct speech therapy services and peer mentorship. Insurance can be billed for speech therapy services. Adults and transitioning students on and off campus may access this service.
Scholarships available:

If students choose direct speech therapy services, they will have their insurance billed.  If insurance does not cover this, scholarships are available.

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 20%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • While our support program does not offer housing, students recieving supports through MOSSAIC are eligible for campus housing the same as any other student.

Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
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.