We wanted to share a new(er) peer mentoring program, MOSSAIC, that is available for Seattle UW students who identify on the Autism Spectrum.
Since 2015 the University of Washington Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, in collaboration with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), has been developing a peer program where peer mentors work together with mentees to identify personal challenges and set goals related to the college experience, and then provide ongoing support to help mentees reach their goals (e.g., navigation to campus resources, assistance with time management strategies and tools, strategies for communication with professors or in group work).
Current and past students have shared how much they have enjoyed the relationships and connections that have come out of their MOSSAIC experiences. For more information or to contact the UW MOSSAIC program please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the UW MOSSAIC website: http://depts.washington.edu/uwdrs/mossaic/.
DRS will also have MOSSAIC staff join us for our extended drop in times for the upcoming Admitted Student Preview Days should anyone have specific questions about them:
- Friday, March 31 10:30am-12:30pm
- Monday, April 3 1-3pm
- Thursday, April 13 1-3pm
- Monday, April 17 1-3pm
DRS has daily drop in hours throughout the year Mon-Thur 2-3pm & Fri 11:30am-12:30pm. We extend them an hour for events like ASP Days, A&O and other events.