Ability Services


Program Overview

Growing Autism Diversity through Guided Education and Transition (G.A.D.G.E.T) is a 1-year pilot program offering mentoring/academic coaching to first-year students with Autism.  Mentors will meet with students weekly to address executive functioning challenges, navigating campus resources, developing positive study skills, and connecting students to the larger campus community.  Mentors will also work with each individual to identify academic and personal goals for each semester. Mentors will be provided training and ongoing support throughout the duration of the academic year.


  • Student's must have one of the following diagnoses: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger's, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Student's are required to complete the "New Student Application" on the home page of the Ability Services website.
  • Student's are required to submit documenation to verify disability eligibility.

Kick Off Event 

All Mentees and Mentors will have an opportunity to get connected, socialize, and start off the semester right with our inital kick-off event! 

**More details to follow. Date TBD


 2019-2020 G.A.D.G.E.T Mentee Application

  • Complete the application listed below.
  • The priority deadline is Wednesday, July 31st

  Mentee Application 


Interested in being a Mentor? 

  • Take a look at the application and learn if being a G.A.D.G.E.T Mentor is right for you. 
  • The pilot program is looking for 4-6 mentors for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Mentor Application 


Equal Access for Students

Fostering Independence, Reducing Barriers, & Promoting Inclusion


Ability Services

Confidential Fax: 715.425.0742
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
123 David Rodli Hall