Defiance College Program for Students with Autism - ASD Affinity

ASD Affinity Program

Hench Autism Studies Program


Defiance College is pleased to announce comprehensive services supporting students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

As the number of children diagnosed with ASD increases, the need is greater than ever to provide for avenues of success into adulthood. Higher education can be an appropriate step for many college age students with ASD who are academically able to succeed but may require social and living support to navigate the traditional college residential campus.

Defiance College’s ASD Affinity program supports college students with ASD in reaching their full potential. Varying levels of academic, social and residential support are designed to aid students in meeting their personal and professional goals.


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 Academic Success  Social Residential

 Academic Success

 Social/Personal Growth

 Residential Support


Articles on Defiance College's ASD Affinity Program

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- Autistic Global Initiative - ASD Affinity Program going strong at Defiance College 

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Corey Kempe
Admissions Counselor
Phone: 419-783-2544