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Welcome to the College Link Program!

Thank you for your interest in the College Link Program. Please feel free to review everything that our program has to offer!

The College Link Program (CLP) was piloted in the 2010-2011 academic year. Our mission is simple: “to help students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to transition and succeed in the higher education environment.” Our goal is to assist students in leveraging their individual strengths to facilitate academic and social success. The CLP staff fosters student educational, career, social and independent living skills through creative and flexible approaches to individual needs. The College Link Program philosophy is to increase student independence and decrease dependence on familial and coaching support over the course of the student’s educational career.

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Please take the time to look over the information provided here. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact CLP Coordinator Bryan Fauth at 510-885-2436 or email at bryan.fauth@csueastbay.edu. After you are officially admitted to the university and you feel that you may benefit from the services we provide, your first step is to register and make an appointment with Accessibility Services for academic accommodations. You may make an appointment by calling their office at 510-885-3868 during normal business hours. For more information about Accessibility Services, please visit their website: http://www.csueastbay.edu/as .

College Link Program Staff:

Director: Dr. Catherine Brown

Dr. Catherine Brown

Dr. Catherine Brown directs Accessibility Services at California State University East Bay (CSUEB). Dr. Brown's research interests include individuals with disabilities, parent involvement, and multicultural issues in education.  At CSUEB she developed the College Link Program for students on the autism spectrum. This program provides academic, social, career, and residential "coaching" support on campus to manage student's strengths and challenges.  She is also a Licensed Educational Psychologist and co-author of publications in the area of disabilities.  

Coordinator: Bryan Fauth

Bryan Fauth

Bryan Fauth has coordinated the College Link Program since October 2012. He joined the program as an Academic Coach in April 2011. Fauth is very familar with the CSUEB campus, he completed his B.A. in Human Devellopment in 2009 at CSUEB and is nearing completion of his M.S. in Special Education. Fauth has worked with individuals diagnosed with ASD for the past decade with the College Link Program, as a Behavioral Interventionist, and Challenger Baseball Coach. Fauth is very proud of how much College Link has grown during his time with the program.

Project Faculty: Dr. Shubha Kashinath

Dr. Shubha Kashinath


Program Overview

Legally-Mandated Accommodations

Program Coordinator

Academic Coaches

Conversation Club

Independent Living Skills

Career Goal Skills

The Enrollment Process

Program Fees

Additional Support

Please check out a special project CLP participated in for Autism Awarness 2014. The project was a partnership with the Conversation Club. Enjoy

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