The OASIS Program

A true college experience is more than just the completion of coursework. It is a time for students to grow, make friends and develop skills to succeed - not just in the workplace, but in life. For students with learning differences, the OASIS program at Pace University is designed to do just that.

The Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) Program at Pace University provides a comprehensive college support program for students with autism, Asperger Syndrome, learning disabilities, nonverbal learning differences and related challenges. Located on Pace's New York City campus, OASIS is a small, inclusive program to empower academically capable students to succeed in college. Students are matriculated into the bachelor's degree program of their choosing, attend classes and engage in all facets of campus life with other Pace students. Most OASIS students reside in dormitories.

 
The OASIS Program is grounded in research that recognizes that all-inclusive services are needed to prepare students for community integration, career development, employment and adult life. The program has been designed to support students, family and faculty. The OASIS team consists of academic coaches, a vocational coordinator, academic advisors, a counselor, campus life coordinator, social coaches as well as weekly meetings, trips and activities, academic supports in the form of tutoring and other classroom learning accommodations. Most of all, students learn among their peers in an academically rigorous setting. While accommodations in courses are provided, the work is not modified and remains at the college level.
 
The OASIS Program is currently housed on Pace's New York City campus and is best utilized by students on our New York City campus. Applications for the Fall semester are due by May 15.

For more information about the OASIS Program and the application process, please read our FAQ

To apply, please contact OASIS Program Director Mary Cohen, PhD, via email or (212) 346-1891.

 

Program Staff
 
Program Director Mary Riggs Cohen, PhD 

Educational Director Janet Mulvey, PhD

Campus Life Coordinator Daniel Molina

Program Administrator & Coordinator Julie Saccoccio

Academic Coaches Vibha Solanki & Ryan Wecker

Facilitator for Social Communication Patricia Peifer-Arens

Counselors Sherry Levine & Susan Hantler

Vocational Coordinator Evan Oppenheimer

 

Contact Us

OASIS Program
Pace University School of Education
163 William Street, 16th Floor
(212) 346-1891