The Autism Program at Ancilla College

The Autism Program at Ancilla College: APAC

A college-level program to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to build social, workplace, and academic skills and knowledge.

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Mission

The mission of the Autism Program at Ancilla College is to facilitate and support the successful development and advancement of college students on the autism spectrum in all domains of college life. The program is designed to expand their vocational opportunities and enhance social and community engagement. The program strives to emphasize each students’ abilities within the social, emotional, and independent-living domains, while building new academic skills and knowledge.

Program Information

APAC is designed for students who, while exhibiting superior intellectual ability, face serious challenges with communication, social interactions, and group educational settings. The APAC program is a residential, college-level program providing for the successful immersion of these unique students into a small, rural, supportive campus community.

ancilla autism house

The Ancilla College “Lake House” is the residential center of the APAC program.

APAC is a cooperative model that promotes student self-advocacy and independent living skills to facilitate both academic and social progress. The program is designed to provide comprehensive guidance and skill building so that students on the autism spectrum who enroll at Ancilla College will find success both academically and socially. Program staff will work closely with parents as well on all matters of concern.

The program is being built with a campus-wide model of collaboration in mind from the very beginning. Representatives from all administrative offices including Enrollment, Financial Aid, Residence Life, Campus Security, and Dining Services have had input into the overall design of the program. This partnership will help create a foundation for both academic and social growth in our students and contribute to a better scope of services and offerings across Ancilla’s campus.

Students enrolled in APAC will be provided access to a number of unique academic and social features. Students in the program pay an additional fee for these services.

Online APAC Application Form

Autism Program at Ancilla College

This application is designed to assist the APAC Staff in evaluating the educational and psychological background as well as career goals, and unique qualities of the applicant to help ensure an appropriate fit. To be considered for admission into the APA program, applications and supporting documents must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants must also be accepted to Ancilla College to be considered:  Application for the APAC program  Transcript  Psycho - Social Documentation/Evaluation  A copy of IEP/504 plan (if applicable)  One Additional Recommendation Form  Ancilla Health Record Form  Program fee (There is a $2,000 per semester program and housing fee that will show up on the student's college tuition & housing bill.)
  • APAC Application

    This application is designed to assist the APAC Staff in evaluating the educational and psychological background as well as career goals, and unique qualities of the applicant to help ensure an appropriate fit. To be considered for admission into the APA program, applications and supporting documents must be complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants must also be accepted to Ancilla College to be considered.
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  • Educational Information: Please provide official high school transcript.
  • Providing a safe and beneficial college experience is a primary goal of the program. Having relevant and accurate background information helps us know more about the student to better address individual needs. In addition, the information is needed to insure the safety of staff and of the other participants in the APAC program. The information requested will be kept confidential; only authorized staff members will have access to it.
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    If yes, please provide a copy to Ancilla College with application. Mail: PO Box 1, Donaldson IN 46513 Email: admissions@ancilla.edu Fax: 574-935-1773
  • Please provide a copy of most recent testing It is preferred that this testing occurred within the past three years.mm-dd-yyyy
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  • Please check any behavioral concerns that are currently present, or have been present in the past 2 years:Choose all that apply (hold the CTRL key down while making selections)
    Does applicant demonstrate behavior issues related to:
    (Please note: If you answer “yes” to any of these criminal history questions, you must submit the following information: accurate explanation, location of conviction pending criminal charges, suspension(s), expulsion, dates and court disposition. This statement must also include a grant of irrevocable authorization to the APAC program for complete access to criminal records, if any. Complete information must be submitted at the time of application. A previous conviction, pending criminal charges or other expulsion or dismissal does not automatically bar admission to the APAC program, but does require review and evaluation.)Any program participant who has great difficulty in adjusting to this program or who proves to be a detriment to themselves or others may be discharged at the Director’s discretion.
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