Information for TU Students

Support for TU Students with Autism

The College Autism Peer Support (CAPS) program is designed for Towson University students with autism who would like support to help them achieve success.  What does CAPS offer?

Weekly group sessions and individual peer mentoring

Mutual support and professional guidance in areas such as: Utilizing personal strengths, transitioning, navigating campus, social engagement, life skills, vocational skills and more

CAPS information

Towson University Student Involvement

Service Learning:  More than 200 Towson University students a year are involved in service-learning experiences in programs and Social Groups at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism. TU students learn to interact with adults with autism as peers and members of the community.  Many students decide to go on to careers working in the field of autism.  Throughout their experiences in the programming, they think about and report ways that they can support more inclusive communities and help advocate for more accepting workplaces.

Fieldwork Experiences:  Students in professional preparation programs learn best practices for working with adults on the spectrum. TU programs that are currently involved include Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Speech-Language Pathology, Nursing and Family Studies.  

For Students interested in participating in programs at the Hussman Center, please consider enrolling in IDHP 300, a course which meets service-learning requirements for Towson University and provides an opportunity for weekly interaction with neurodiverse individuals.  

For more information about Towson University classes associated with the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, please contact the Hussman Center at .