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. The program promotes student self-advocacy and independent living skills to facilitate both academic and social progress. APAC is designed to provide comprehensive college-level guidance and social skill building so that students on the autism spectrum who enroll at Ancilla College will find success both academically and socially.

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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.