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Autism Services

Welcome Parents

Congratulations on your son/daughterís admission to California State University, Long Beach! We are proud to offer this comprehensive program for students with autisitic disorder at CSULB through Disabled Student Services! Our program for students with autism, Asperger's, or other social cognitive deficits is called the Learning Information for Empowerment, LIFE, Project. We meet on Fridays from 12-2p to do workshops and we provide lunch for students. Please ensure that your son or daughter is registered through Disabled Student Services to receive academic accomodations and a referral to our program.

What are Parent Seminars?

LIFE Project offers educational seminars on a range of topics that are helpful to you as parents. The seminars are held once a semester on Friday evenings. You have the opportunity to meet other parents and meet your son/daughterís peer coach as well as other staff members in Autism Services.

Our next parent education seminar is Friday, November 7th. Please RSVP by October 31st: by emailing: mike.phu@csulb.edu.

FAQ

  • What does LIFE stand for?
  • Learning Independence for Empowerment
  • What can I do to support my son or daughter at CSULB?

    Make sure that you check in frequently with them by asking them about how they are doing. This is a difficult transition for many students, so being in frequent contact with them is vital. Please feel free to contact us as well if you have any questions about their involvement in our program. We do not recommend that you contact professors directly...please direct your questions to us and we can connect with the profesors.

  • How much does the LIFE Project cost?

    Nothing, it is absolutely free! Just ensure that your son or daughter is a Cal State Long Beach student registered through Disabled Student Services by bringing in verification of their disability.

Newsletter

October 2014 (PDF PDF icon, 35 KB)

Archives

July 2014 (PDF PDF icon, 35 KB)

August 2014 (PDF PDF icon, 35 KB)

September 2014 (PDF PDF icon, 35 KB)

Past Parent Seminar Flyers

Please click on the title to view the flyer

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Autism Ally

The LIFE Project hosts Autism Ally for faculty and staff who are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students with autism spectrum disorder and Aspergerís Syndrome.

To see the list of people that completed the seminar, click here

Contact Information

Nicole Smith, M.Ed- Autism Services Coordinator
Email: nicole.smith@csulb.edu

Emily Pelonis- Autism Services Associate
Email: emily.pelonis@csulb.edu

Mike Phu- Autism Services Assistant
Email: mike.phu@csulb.edu

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