The LIFE Project (Learning Independence For Empowerment) is for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger Syndrome, or other social-cognitive deficit. Within this program, students participate in workshops, presentations, and projects as well as participate in interactive games, eat lunch, and socialize. This program is run by the Autism Specialist at Disabled Student Services at CSULB and other experienced professionals. During the LIFE Project meetings, students work on social interactions, time management, and fine tune self-governing abilities to navigate the campus more efficiently as well as learn skills needed for careers. The program promotes independence and autonomy through social interactions, coaching and role-play.
On Thursday, October 3rd from 9:00am - 12:00 noon we will be hosting a seminar for faculty and staff on the CSULB campus to train the campus community on working with students on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). Topics covered will include current DSM-5 definitions of ASD, typical student profiles, student panel, concepts of Universal Design, handling classroom distractions and referring students for services. Space is limited, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Smith, M.Ed
Location: Brotman Hall, Room 270A
Phone: (562) 985-1675
Fax: (562) 985-7183