A university-wide team of individuals, who have joined together to create a welcoming and supportive campus here at Utah Valley University for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Members of the A-Team combine efforts to enhance the university experience and learning outcomes for students with ASD by:
It originates from the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism at Utah Valley University.
To influence the attitudes and understanding of what students with Autism Spectrum Disorder bring to our UVU campus community.
Become more aware. If autism is hidden, I search for ways to help and support the student.
Create more acceptance. Acceptance starts with me. I accept a different way to see the world, to communicate, to demonstrate competence of understanding of certain skills, of self-expression.
I promote equal opportunity by providing access to campus resources, activities and support.
I make a daily change through my actions. I act now and choose kindness.
You can choose how you include and support someone with autism every day. True change only happens when each of us makes a conscious effort through our regular actions. What are you going to do now?
I create an atmosphere that promotes self-advocacy. Students are here to become more. I do what I can right now to create an atmosphere that assists them in their journey of self-advocacy and empowerment.