Life Coaching & Academic Support

Allegheny’s Life Coaching and Academic Support Specialist provides support and services to students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and/or other learning differences. This support can be in the areas of: academics, navigating campus life, self-advocacy skills, social skills, and time management. Life Coaching offers students an opportunity to maximize their potential both personally and academically.

In addition to weekly or biweekly meetings with the student, Allegheny’s Life Coach can work with academic advisors, faculty, and campus partners to create a network of success for students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services.

The role of the Life Coach is to:

  • Assist students in identifying their strengths
  • Develop and enhance positive life coping strategies
  • Empower students through personal development
  • Help students adjust emotionally and mentally to the academic and social environment of college

Emily Birchard