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 service 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 commute from their permanent residence.
The CSP works collaboratively with Rutgers University’s:
Offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Disability Services, Academic Deans, Learning Centers, Counseling Center (CAPS), Career Services, Student Employment, Residence Life, Student Life, Deans of Students, program advisors, faculty (as needed), and more.
For a contact list of our Campus Partners, please click here.
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
- Planning and preparing for employment