LATEST UPDATES ON FALL 2021 PLANNING, VACCINES, COVID-19 TESTING AND MORE LATEST UPDATES ON FALL 2021 PLANNING, VACCINES, COVID-19 TESTING AND MORE
MSU Denver

Our Focus

The ISSAC program focuses on supporting adults with autism in achieving academic success, developing meaningful relationships, and attaining competitive employment.

Warm Greetings! 

Students on the autism spectrum may need specialized supports to be successful in their college education. At the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences, the Integrated Supports for Students on the Autism spectrum in College (ISSAC) program offers a support- and strengths-based programming for students on the autism spectrum at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Who can enroll: This program is currently offered for students registered in any undergraduate or graduate major at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado.

Cost: There is currently no cost for enrollment or services.

Focus: We focus on creating:

  • a supportive and meaningful college experience for our students
  • opportunities to engage in communication and social interactions with peers
  • opportunities to develop independent self-advocacy skills for college navigation
  • opportunities to discuss time management and organization during our students’ time in college
  • opportunities to discuss and practice work-related communication

Services/Support: We offer:

  • group-based conversational interactions and relationship building fun/interactive activities
  • group-based videogaming interactions

Siva pryia Santhanam, Ph.D., CCC-SLPProgram Director:

Siva priya Santhanam, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Contact email: Please contact us at [email protected] or Dr. Santhanam at [email protected].

Schedule:

  • Sessions for Fall 2021 start on September 3rd
  • All meetings will occur virtually through Microsoft Teams

Fall 2021 Enrollment into the ISSAC Program

To enroll in ISSAC for Fall 2021, please complete the intake packet.

Intake Packet