Lynch Learning Center: ARCH

Autism Resources for Career and Higher Education

Loras College is proud to launch a four-year program designed to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) thrive emotionally, academically and socially.  Students admitted into the ARCH program will work directly with Loras College Lynch Learning Center staff members designated as Certified Autism Specialists and will hone skills ranging from self-advocacy and organization to stress management and socialization in addition to earning their bachelor’s degree.

Lynn L. Gallagher - Director of Disability Services The Lynch Learning Center has provided a focused program for students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder for nearly 30 years.  We have dedicated and experienced staff ready to offer new programming specific to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”
Lynn Gallagher, Ed.D.,
   Director of Disability Services

Students enrolled in the program will meet weekly with their Lynch Learning Center coach and attend weekly study table sessions and bi-monthly mentoring meetings. In addition to skill building, students will receive specialized career prep including job shadowing, career fairs, internships and one-on-one résumé and cover letter counseling.

A fee is charged for the program and an additional five-day summer transition program is available to help students acclimate to campus and allow them to move into campus housing two-days prior to first-year orientation. Students interested in the program must first apply for general admission to Loras College, then apply to the Lynch Learning Center using the button below.

Lynch Learning Center Application

For more information, please contact Lynn Gallagher, Ed.D., Director of Disability Services at the Lynch Learning Center at or 563.588.7921.