Mason Autism Support Initiative (MASI)
The Mason Autism Support Initiative (MASI) offers individualized, comprehensive social and academic supports to motivated Mason students registered with Disability Services in order to assist them in building skills necessary for success in the university environment and beyond. We encourage development of self-advocacy and college-level independent living skills by providing individual and group support within a collaborative model. Services include:
- learning strategists
- peer mentoring
- group activities (social and skills building)
To learn more about Mason Autism Support Initiative (MASI), click here.
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Extended hours on Tuesday by appointment. Open as late as 8:45pm.
Our vision is for all students to achieve their fullest potential.
As part of George Mason University's continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.
Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive (e.g., learning, psychological, and closed head injury), sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments.
As part of University Life's commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at Mason, Disability Services' staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, whether registered with Disability Services or not, to identify themselves as members of the disability community, and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.
Disability Services strives to:
- Promote equal access to students with disabilities in curricular and co-curricular activities within the university experience.
- Foster partnerships with students, faculty, and staff to create environments that are accessible, diverse, and inclusive.
- Empower students to fully participate in the university community.
Are you interested in taking courses through distance education? If so Disability Services is eager to support your academic needs. Please contact us at (703) 993-2474 so that we can further discuss your specific learning needs. For more information, go to Online Learners