Disability Support Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 103A
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3266
Fax: (248) 370-4327
Video Phone: (248) 841-8015
TTY: (248) 370-3268

Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Evelyn Wright
Program Coordinator

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Chaturi Edrisinha, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Research, Center for Autism

Genius to Genius

Genius to Genius

Genius to Genius (G2G) is a fun social group for OU students focusing on increasing student's social and academic success. Participants and consultants are matched to best fit student's individual needs. Along with weekly meetings, several events will be held to get students excited about life at OU. Events include robotics, movies, basketball games, informational sessions on sexuality, study tips, stress management, etc.


G2G offers three types of support:

Academic Support – Peer consultants meet with students weekly to monitor and support student organization, time management, goal setting and finding the necessary supports on campus.

Social Support – The G2G group meets biweekly, holding and attending events on campus to help students become more socially connected to OU. These include sporting events, exposure to campus services and informational sessions about how to be successful on campus and navigate college life.

Advocacy Support – Peer consultants and G2G staff help students strengthen advocacy skills by modeling and promoting these skills in a university setting.

The G2G program is a two-part program. One part of the program involves meeting weekly with a peer consultant who will help participants become connected on campus. The second component of the program is fun biweekly social group activities geared towards campus involvement and developing skills needed to be successful on campus.

Students interested in becoming a G2G participant should complete the online application

Genius to Genius is sponsored by the OU Center for Autism and the School of Engineering and Computer Science with support from the office of the Disability Support Services.


Becoming a Genius to Genius consultant involves helping students in the G2G Program by facilitating essential skills necessary for them to succeed.

These paid positions will be hired through an application and interview process. For application information, contact the program coordinator Evelyn Wright at edwrigh3@oakland.edu

Students must be a minimum of sophomore level with good organizational skills. Requirements include paid training, necessary paperwork completion, and a minimum of one hour of meeting time with assigned participant per week.

Consultants will meet with their G2G participant weekly to discuss concerns, course assignments, time management, goal setting and organizational skill development.