No shortage of volunteers.
That's what the Hench Autism Studies Program found when they began seeking college students to be peer mentors.
Ten students would have been good. Maybe even twelve.
Instead, the Hench Program had to draw the line at 23 peer mentors, many of whom have friends or relatives whose families have been affected by autism.
The Hench Program engages with students relationally, intellectually, and professionally to offer:
- A minor in autism studies, open to students in all majors
- Licensure within the Master of Arts in Education program for Mild and Moderate Intervention Specialist with Emphasis in Autism (K-12)
- Certification in Developmental Disability case management through the social work program, and additional training for licensed social workers
Through the Hench Program, Defiance College students have a unique opportunity to study autism spectrum disorders, form relationships as peer mentors, prepare for professional service attuned to the particular needs of ASD individuals and families.
No shortage of volunteers means a good beginning for building a community of ASD allies and advocates. Defiance College students have what it takes to make that happen.
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