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Autism Peer Mentor Program

The first year of college can be a major transition for incoming students. For students on the Autism Spectrum, having access to a trusted peer mentor on campus who understands this transition and can help them navigate the new environment can be a great benefit. 

Students can be connected with a peer mentor through York College's Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Mentors and mentees meet regularly and often communicate between meetings via text, email, and/or phone. During the semester, the Autism Peer Mentor Program also hosts group activities on campus for participants.

Fostering these connections helps ensure a smooth transition into college life, promotes independence, builds confidence and self-advocacy skills, and creates a positive social support network. To help achieve these goals, mentors work with an SAS Specialist and receive training to guide their mentorship experiences.

Interested in participating in the Autism Peer Mentor Program? Want to be an Autism Peer Mentor? 

Please contact Student Accessibility Services at 717.815.1717 or email sas@ycp.edu.

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Events

Each semester, the Autism Peer Mentor Program and Student Accessibility Services host activities on- and off-campus. Examples of events offered include:
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Dine and Learn
  • Game Night
  • Speaker Series

Support and Services

  • Request Accommodations

    Request Accommodations

    Students who would like to request an accommodation should begin the process by filling out the Student Accessibility Services Accommodation Request Form, which is available through the AIM system. All information in this application will be kept confidential. 

    If you need to access any of our information in an alternate format, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 717.815.1717 or sas@ycp.edu.

  • AIM Log-In

    AIM Log-In

    The AIM system is used to manage all information and communication related to students' accommodation requests. Students may use AIM to submit their accommodation request form, upload related documentation, schedule testing, or make an appointment with Student Accessibility Services. 

  • Schedule Testing

    Schedule Testing

    The Testing Center in York College's Student Accessibility Services Department provides a state-of-the-art, comfortable test-taking environment for students with a variety of accommodation needs. Testing appointments may be scheduled through the AIM system. 

  • Schedule an Appointment

    Schedule an Appointment with Student Accessibility Services

    Student Accessibility Services staff are here to help, whether you need guidance in obtaining accommodations or just want to discuss your options. Our offices and Testing Center are housed on the bottom floor of the Humanities Building, conveniently located in the center of the College's Main Campus. 

Contact Us
Student Accessibility Services
Humanities, Room 23
Phone: 717.815.1717
sas@ycp.edu

SAS Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SAS Hours - Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

TESTING CENTER
Humanities, Room 23
717.815.2047
sastest@ycp.edu

Testing Center Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Testing Center Hours - Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED

Student Accessibility Services and the Testing Center observe designated holidays and campus closures.