Read the latest edition of our e-newsletter, On the Spectrum in Adulthood. This feature issue spotlights CSP!
The College Support Program (CSP) is a unit of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services RCAAS. The 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. Please visit our FAQs section: https://gsapp.rutgers.edu/centers-clinical-services/college-support-program/faqs for answers to our most frequently asked questions.
What the CSP Offers
- Weekly meetings with a CSP Coordinator
- Assistance with defining academic, organizational, and life goals
- Strategies to meet identified goals
- Trained Peer Mentors
- Social events
- 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