The Social Training Center is an initiative created by the School Psychology program as a comprehensive support and guidance service initiative for students with autism spectrum disorder, level 1 (formerly known as high-functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome). It provides local high school and college-aged individuals (ages 15–22) with ongoing weekly therapeutic services.
School psychology students have a unique opportunity to be a co-facilitator of a group. The Social Training Center provides an opportunity to students to develop skills in diagnostic practices, group counseling, parent counseling, and data collection. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in research to submit proposals for paper and poster presentations at conferences.