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Austin Peay State University’s Full Spectrum Learning offers support to students with autism spectrum disorder

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Allye Brown didn’t think she’d end up Clarksville. In 2016, the Nashville State Community College student was looking to earn her bachelor’s degree, and she found a university in another part of Tennessee with a program that assisted students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Austin Peay State University FSL Director Emmanuel Mejeun mentors a student. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University FSL Director Emmanuel Mejeun mentors a student. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Full Spectrum Learning program helps Autism Spectrum Students succeed

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Chloe Sybert didn’t want help. She’d heard about the new Full Spectrum Learning (FSL) pilot program at Austin Peay State University (APSU), which assisted students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, but she hesitated filling out the program’s application.

APSU's Marea Blake, senior biology and social work major, became a mentor to support students with autism.

APSU’s Marea Blake, senior biology and social work major, became a mentor to support students with autism.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 4

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 4 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Austin Peay State University set to launch pilot program focused on improving experience for Autistic College Students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As more attention is given to those diagnosed with autism, young people and their families are receiving the help they need. Social skills like communication, making friends and independence are developed as autistic children go through their formative years.

But what happens to those children when they become young adults? Autism does not end at a certain age, and many of those diagnosed have the same dreams of higher education as their peers.

APSU assistant professor Dr. Gina Grogan

APSU assistant professor Dr. Gina Grogan

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