For over a decade, the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community has sponsored a student group on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University: Students on the Spectrum (SOS).
All Indiana University or IVY Tech students who live with an autism spectrum disorder or consider themselves to be neurodiverse are welcome. SOS is a self-directed club that helps students stay socially connected, become effective self-advocates, and explore supports and activities on campus and in the community. A listserv is used to keep club members informed, and for them to communicate and connect with each other. Events are scheduled with club members only, and in conjunction with the Neurodiversity Coalition and the College Internship Program. SOS is not a counseling program.
S.O.S Club will provide students with the opportunity:
- To engage with each other via a listerv.
- To get information and support related to career development and planning.
- To hear about topics of interest, such as becoming an effective self-advocate, dealing with anxiety, communication and social skills, and executive functioning.
- To assist in exploring supports and activities on campus and in the community.
The SOS Club is now being led by Dr. Rebecca Martínez, Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism. For more information about becoming involved or if you have suggestions for the group, contact Dr. Rebecca Martínez at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (812) 855-6508.