Mentoring, Organization and Social Support for Autism Inclusion on Campus, or MOSSAIC assists college students on the autism spectrum. MOSSAIC matches peer mentors, who are juniors and seniors in the UM Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, with mentees who are on the autism spectrum or have similar disorder, and need assistance. Mentors work with students to develop academic-related skills such as planning, organization, social support, advocacy and prioritization that are necessary for student success. Download MOSSAIC Brochure PDF.
Youth Engagement Through Intervention (YETI) is a social skills intervention framework that uses a variety of evidence-based practices and strategies such as video modeling, social narratives, differential reinforcement, role-plays, and visual schedules. During YETI, children learn social and communication skills such as joining in peer groups, maintaining conversation, and coping with frustrations. Children in the group are provided opportunities to learn a new skill, practice the skill in a safe environment, as well try out the skill outside of group (e.g., home or school).