This program is made possible thanks to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, Inc., with generous support from the Kressner Family Autism Support Program (KASP)
To apply for the compass program, please click on the links available below:
"Find your direction"
Compass Support Services provides services for DRC students who have a documented disability that lies on the Autism Spectrum. Students can choose to focus on building a variety of skills based on their own individual, academic and personal goals. It is a voluntary program that can help students to find their way at New Paltz.
- To provide a comprehensive system of support for students who are transitioning to SUNY New Paltz by promoting academic, social and personal growth.
- To allow students to explore their academic, social and personal strengths and challenges by reflecting on past experiences in a supportive environment.
- To facilitate the students’ development of effective strategies pertaining to prioritizing, setting realistic goals, and creating plans to achieve those goals.
- To improve the academic success and retention of students on the Autism Spectrum at SUNY New Paltz.
As part of compass support services, students can register for the following credit bearing courses:
Transition to College (INT 193) - Fall 2023 - Wednesday 11:00am-12:15pm
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to help students learn and develop the skill set to navigate and succeed in college level courses. Emphasis on social and academic skill building including study skills, note-taking, group presentations, public speaking, setting goals and breaking down assignments.
To see information via the course catalog, navigate to the following:
www.newpaltz.edu/classes > Search for INT193 in the "Course(s)" section of the page > Select "Transition to College."
If you are interested in registering for INT 193, please contact Emi DiSciullo for registration permission by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or access her campus directory profile by clicking anywhere on this sentence.
Transition to Employment
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to help students learn and develop the skill set to start preparing for the transition to employment. Emphasis on skill building including interviewing and networking as well as, resume/cover letter creation. Students will do self- assessment work to understand their strengths and interests and how this translates to the workplace.
“If something is within the compass of someone, it is within their limitations or abilities” -Collins