Personalized Support to Create Meaningful Success. 

Academics, Relationships, Independence, Self-advocacy, Emotional-health (ARISE) – ARISE is an educational support and wellness lab.

The lab has been designed to provide individualized support to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but many students benefit from the services provided by ARISE. Students receive assistance in managing the transition to college, persisting through challenges, and completing their postsecondary education goals. All students who are 18 years or older, and who are enrolled in at least one class at NOCCCD are eligible to take advantage of the ARISE lab’s services.

ARISE students can receive counseling and instruction related to topics including:  

  • Executive functioning  
  • Skill building for decision making, problem solving, social, and organizational success 
  • Understanding social cues
  • Communicating with other students and faculty 
  • Listening to what their own physiology is saying (e.g. overwhelmed, frustrated, etc.)  
  • Requesting services and accommodations  

Attend ARISE Sessions 

The ARISE Lab offers many virtual Zoom sessions for students throughout the week. Check out the meetings for next week! 

ARISE Lab Resources & Services 

Safe Breakaway Space →

The ARISE lab functions as a dedicated safe space for students when they feel overstimulated or overwhelmed. Specialized lighting, equipment, furniture, and materials make the lab a safe, calm location to help students relax.  


Expert Student Support →

ARISE lab includes a full-time DSS counselor for instruction and support as well as a student services specialist with experience working with students who have ASD. Students can get help one-on-one or in a small group setting.


Staff Training →

The ARISE lab counselors provide professional development, training, and technical assistance to other faculty and staff on campus to improve student support capabilities at NOCE.