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Students with Autism Transitional Education Program (STEP)


In order to become a member of STEP, your son/daughter must
  1. Apply to Eastern Illinois University through the Office of Admissions.
  2. Once accepted, contact the Office of Student Disabilities Services to provide documentation of an Autism Spectrum disability.
  3. Complete and return the following documents: STEP Agreement and STEP Program Release Form.
  4. To make a payment, click the following link:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/eiucds3.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. An interview with the STEP Administrators is encouraged. You will be contacted regarding acceptance or waitlist status. Once accepted, you will be contacted after July 1st with arrangements for payment of the $3,000 for Fall 2019.


step programEastern Illinois University’s Students with Autism Transitional Education Program focuses on providing enhanced support in three main skill set areas. A solid foundation of Academic, Social, and Daily-living (ASD) skill sets is crucial for the success of post-secondary students.

With appropriate support in place for students with Autism, the challenges associated with transitioning to university life can be minimized. Become a member of STEP to break down the barriers and STEP through the door of success!

STEP provides additional support and services beyond providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities as required by the ADA.

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