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The Bridges to Adelphi program offers individual and group academic, social and vocational support services to Adelphi University students with neuro-social and other nonverbal disorders, including those on the autism spectrum.

We are called the Bridges to Adelphi program because we help “bridge the gap” between high school and college, and then college and the “real world.”

To be part of the Bridges to Adelphi program, the student must first be accepted to Adelphi University. After acceptance, the student must inform the Office of University Admissions of their interest in enrolling in the Bridges program, or they may contact Bridges to Adelphi directly at bridges@adelphi.edu.

The Bridges to Adelphi program is a fee-for-service program, the cost of which is in addition to the costs of tuition, room, board and books, as well as other University fees.

Students who enroll in Bridges to Adelphi do not need to provide any diagnostic documentation.

The Bridges program does not provide accessibility accommodations. Any Adelphi student who needs accessibility accommodations must provide documentation of disabilities to the Student Access Office.

The Bridges to Adelphi Program does not provide mental health counseling. Students who need that will be referred to the Student Counseling Center.

Bridges students may choose to live on campus or commute. Those interested in living on campus should contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing for additional information.

With a student’s request and written consent, the Bridges to Adelphi program will contact faculty members regarding specific issues or problems, as well as request monthly reports on student academic performance.

Bridges students must meet the same academic standards and criteria as all other Adelphi students.

With student’s written consent, parents can contact the director of the Bridges to Adelphi Program.

The Bridges program requests that students give us consent to speak to the Student Access Office (SAO) if there is a problem accessing their accommodations.

Bridges to Adelphi program staff members train the resident assistants (RAs) and residence hall directors (RHDs) in ways to support our students. Bridges students are not paired to live in a residence hall together, although they can choose to become roommates.

The Bridges program requests that students give us written consent to speak with the Student Counseling Center to coordinate services and if the student is having an emergency. We also have a designated counselor in the Student Counseling Center.

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