About CSP

Overview

The College Support Program (CSP) supports Rutgers University students on the autism spectrum as they begin, continue and prepare to graduate from the University. It is a comprehensive program that assists students through the provision of direct support and collaboration with University services that address executive functioning, social competence, academic skills, self-care, self-advocacy, and career preparation. 

The CSP currently serves matriculated full-and part-time undergraduate students on the New Brunswick-Piscataway campus only.   CSP students may live in on- or off-campus housing, or they may commute from their permanent residence. 

What the CSP Offers

  • Weekly meetings with the coordinator
  • Assistance with defining academic, organizational, and life goals
  • Strategies to meet identified goals
  • Trained Peer Mentors
  • Social events
  • Parent workshops
  • Referrals and follow-up with academic and support services
  • Referrals for psychotherapy or counseling when requested

Services through the CSP also Include:

  • Identifying and using social skills appropriate for university and adult life
  • Accessing campus resources
  • Learning to reside with room- and floor-mates
  • Managing life skills (e.g., domestic, banking, hygiene)
  • Participating in on- and off-campus activities
  • Managing academic coursework