OAS Support Programs

OAS Support Programs

OAS support programs are available free of charge and are open to all OAS-registered students. Please see below for additional information about the programs and how to enroll.

Eastern Prep Program

This program is aimed at assisting students with disabilities in transitioning and adjusting to the academic environment within a college setting. Students are able to meet weekly for a standing appointment with an academic coach (OAS staff or a Psychology student intern). This program focuses on topics including time management, organization, and study skills. Please note that this program consists of academic coaching; students seeking tutoring services are encouraged to contact the Tutoring Center.

Program Topics:

  • Adjusting to College
  • Time Management & Organization
  • Test Anxiety
  • Study Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Habits
  • Self-Advocacy

Student Statements about Eastern Prep:

“Ever since I started going to the Eastern Prep meetings, I have been much more organized, confident, and my grades have improved significantly.”

“I attend weekly meetings with an OAS staff member who is extremely helpful and works with me to manage my way though many of the daily tasks and challenges I face.”

“The stress management, test anxiety and healthy habits programs helped me adjust to the college environment.”

“I proactively took full advantage of the services available through the Office of AccessAbility and truly believe they were instrumental for making my freshman year so successful and helped me achieve my personal goal of getting Deans list first semester.”

“Whenever I struggle in a class, I ask the OAS strategies of how I can succeed in my classes. Whenever I need help with my social skills and academics, I always turn to the OAS.”

OAS-registered students may enroll in Eastern Prep by submitting an online Eastern Prep Form

 

Peer Mentoring Program

The main focus of this program is to assist students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other disabilities in improving and further developing communication and social skills while adjusting to a new environment. Identified students will have the opportunity to form peer connections and work on targeted skills. The mentors of this program consist of undergraduate Psychology students/interns, who are trained and supervised throughout the program. Mentors and mentees meet weekly to develop appropriate social skills, which may enhance students’ experiences as they transition to college life.

Mentees will have the opportunity to form peer connections and work on targeted skills.The mentors of this program consist of undergraduate Psychology students/interns who are trained and supervised throughout the program.

Student Statements about Peer Mentoring:

“What I enjoy the most is learning new social skills from my mentor. I was able to make friends using these skills.”

OAS-registered students may enroll in Peer Mentoring by submitting an online Peer Mentor Form