Autism Services Center

Western Michigan University's Autism Services Center (ASC) provides supports for college students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in addition to those provided by Disability Services for Students. These services are beyond the reasonable accommodations provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act and include weekly one-on-one meetings with the ASC coordinator or graduate assistant, workshops and informational sessions, organized social events, and increased communication between students and professors, staff, and parents.

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of young adults with ASD by:

  • Providing transition services and college preparation opportunities to high school students with ASD who are considering WMU for post-secondary education
  • Supporting students with ASD once on WMU’s campus in collaboration with the Office for Disability Services for Students (DSS)
  • Helping students prepare for part-time employment during their time at WMU and for a career after attaining a degree

Information about the supports provided by the ASC at Western Michigan University can be requested by completing the Contact Us form.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kourtney Bakalyar, Ed.D., BCBA
Autism Services Center
Western Michigan University
We can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

The ASC is a part of Western Michigan University Autism Center of Excellence, through the Department of Psychology.

WMU gratefully acknowledges the funding and support provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to make the services provided by the ASC possible.