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Welcome to BOND! BOND offers structured opportunities for social and communication development. Within this program, students connect with others facing similar challenges, grow capacity, and contribute awareness and ability to the broader MSU and autism community. The BOND program empowers participants as learners and leaders as they shape the development of this dynamic program.

Students may participate in any or all components of the BOND Program! 

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BOND Early Move In Flyer

BOND Freshman/Transfer Early Move In Program

  • New students move in early to settle into campus
  • Beat the move-in crowd 
  • Participate in transition programming
  • Learn about resources, campus life, and the community
  • Meet fellow students and RCPD staff 

BOND Freshman Seminar 

  • Meets weekly for 90-minutes 
  • Utilizes instruction plus hands-on experiences 
  • Focuses include mental health, communication, independent living, and executive functioning 
  • Weekly goal setting to encourage effective habits 
  • Covers academic success skills and assistive technology


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2019 BOND Seminar Flyer

Individual Meetings 

Participants are encouraged to meet with their RCPD Specialist on a weekly basis to discuss personal goals, strengths, and challenges and develop strategies for success. 

Peer Mentoring

Peer mentors connect with participants to offer support in all aspects of the program. Mentors are fellow MSU students with strong social and academic skills. 

Social Outings

Each week, peer mentors invite participants to campus and community activities. Invites are sent via text, social media, and the BOND newsletter and participants are welcome to attend activities of interest. 

Social and Skill Building Events 

Events offered throughout the semester create opportunities for connecting with others and learning and practicing new skills. Each event incorporates fun and engaging activities with purposeful and individualized skill development. 

Employment Planning and Preparation

Participants are connected with the MSU/MRS Careers Collaborative and other community partners to increase employment readiness skills and explore internship and employment opportunities. 

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BOND Participants at the Potter Park Zoo

Help us grow this opportunity and increase capacity by supporting this innovative program. To become involved and find out what this program can do for you, contact the Autism Spectrum Ability Access Specialist.

This donor-supported program provides awareness and expanded opportunity for persons with disabilities. You can help support this initiative or find out more about other RCPD programs and giving opportunities by visiting the Make a Gift page.