autism program

What is the Autism Program?

Housed within the Center for Personalized Learning, Marian University's Autism Program is a fee-based program that provides individualized support and guidance to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program allows students to work one-on-one with Marian University's Autism Specialist, who guides and coaches students from their first year on campus through to graduation.

To participate in the Autism Program students must first meet the admissions criteria for Marian University.

Once accepted to the university, students apply for the Autism Program through a separate application process.

Program Highlights

Real-World Experience

Marian University supports the development of skills associated with increased independence in a variety of ways. Students in our program will prepare for life after college, practicing skills crucial for success. Some of the benefits are:

  • Early move-in dates and specialized orientation program.
  • Guidance in living with roommates and community living environments.
  • Focus on skills vital for independent living.
  • Career exploration/research.
  • Practice interviews.
  • Focus on critical interpersonal skills based on career choice and faculty feedback.


Our dedicated staff will closely monitor each student's progress towards course completion and graduation. Our support system includes:

  • Peer Tutoring Program: This program enables you to receive tutoring by academically exceptional students recommended by their professors. You can drop in for as little or as long as you would like.
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  • Writing Center, Language Lab, and Speaking Studio: These are all excellent opportunities for you to get assistance, planning, writing, proofreading, and polishing your public-speaking skills.
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  • Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE): The center can help improve your time management, test-taking skills, and study habits. CASE’s staff can help you to develop strategies for more academic structure and monitor your progress.
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  • Student Success Seminars: These are offered throughout the semester to help students better understand learning styles and to help develop strong critical thinking skills.
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  • Counseling: Transitioning from high school, being away from home, living in a residence hall with a roommate, and generally adjusting to the freedoms and responsibilities of college life can be challenging. We offer free counseling sessions through our Office of Counseling and Consultation Services.
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"I like this program since it has helped me and given advice when I needed it."

A Member of the Class of 2022

Application Process

  • Step 1: Apply and gain admission to Marian University.
  • Step 2: Complete the Autism Program application at
  • Step 3: Submit documentation of disability or diagnosis and schedule student interview.

Why Choose Marian University?


our campus is 10 minutes away from downtown Indy


students from the U.S. and around the world


million of institutional grants and scholarships awarded annually


number of students who live on campus


student-to-faculty ratio


alumni in all 50 states and abroad

Why should a student enroll in Marian's Autism Program?

  • Academic support: The program is designed to help students engage faculty, connect with resources, and stay organized. 
  • Social support: Specialized activities for social integration to assist in the development of social skills and promote independence. 
  • Career support: Develop professional skills, employer luncheons, specialized internship tips, and tips for navigating job interviews and employment. 
  • Coaching: Workshops based on student’s personalized needs. Ability to meet 1:1 weekly with a professional staff member to discuss personal, academic, social goals. 

There is no charge for standard accommodations and services associated with the Personalized Learning Center. There will be an additional fee for the Autism Program, which is a specialized program within the Personalized Learning Center. 


Want to Know More?

Mandie Greiwe
Director of the Personalized Learning Center
Call or Fax: (317) 955-6041
Clare Hall, 109C


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