5600 City Ave
The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support has a two-fold mission of preparing the autism professionals of tomorrow while serving families and individuals affected today. The Kinney Center offers a wide array of programs to support people on the spectrum. Our Bridge to Possibilities program through both our ASPIRE College Bridge and Vocational Bridge programs help students with autism make the transition from high school to any post-secondary education and from both high school and post secondary to the work place.
Program information submitted: October 15, 2020
|Public or private:||Private|
|Type of school:||4-year college or university|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||Yes|
|Students in this program:||
|Number of students:||50|
|Description of our summer transition program:||
College Bound Retreat An immersive, overnight retreat for high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are planning to enroll in college or similar postsecondary education following graduation. Kinney’s College Bound Retreat provides specialized support, over the course of 4 days and 3 nights, to kick-start the achievement of participant’s long-term educational goals.
Attendees of the retreat learn about: • autism support at the college level, • living away from home, • choosing an area of study, • social and daily living skills to navigate a college campus, • and the different types of social relationships. Program Highlights • Reside in, tour and utilize Saint Joseph’s University facilities to experience and envision campus life (residence halls, classrooms, gym, dining hall, library, etc.) • Presentation and discussion of college life through the eyes and stories of a college student with ASD • Information on commuting options and options for residence hall living • Explore majors, minors, classes and other academic programs • Introduction to connecting with available support on campus, including the Office of Student Success and the Office of Student Disability Services • Learn about extra-curricular activities and student clubs • Tips for managing social relationships •
Meals will be provided each day and are included in the cost of the program Transportation to and from campus will be required on the first and day last of programming
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Rolling|
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||Varies from student to student|
|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:||
The Kinney Center has some scholarships available to offset fees associated with the program.
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Courses available vary depending on students abilities. Some people are eligible for college courses for credit and some are not.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office?||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
While some of our students take courses with our typical college students, parts of our programs are only available to individuals in our programs i.e. social skills classes, vocational training, etc.
|Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program:||None of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Varies based on program|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||10%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||80%|
|Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program?||Yes|
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25%|