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Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP)

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Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP)

Cherie Fishbaugh MA, BCBA, BS-L (PA)
Director of Autism Services

703 S. High St.
West Chester, PA 19383
CFishbaugh@wcupa.edu
610-436-3168

Mission Statement

The mission of D-CAP is two-fold:

  • Provide evidence-based social and behavior supports to help WCU matriculated students with autism develop the independent life and interpersonal skills to graduate and lead successful professional lives.
  • Provide West Chester University a mechanism to support a diverse student population, whom has been at a disadvantage at the college level to reach maximum potential; ultimately D-CAP will support achieving higher graduation rates for these students.

D-CAP is a program for:

  • WCU Students (full time) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Increasing social opportunities on and off campus
  • Meeting others on campus with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • A safe environment to discuss experiences, ask questions, and better understand the changes of lifestyle/education/social interactions when going to college
  • Increasing functional, independent adult living skills
  • DCAP room is available outside of group meetings to hang out, meet up with others, have a place to go between classes