Welcome to the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS)
The RCAAS offers adults with ASD a one-of-a-kind support program that makes an independent and fulfilling life possible. Simultaneously, it advances research and ensures that each year, a cadre of graduates leaves Rutgers prepared to enter careers in support of this underserved population. Located on Rutgers’ Douglass Campus, the RCAAS is a center within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. It features four distinct, yet collabrative programs that are designed for adults on the autism spectrum with diverse support needs. We provide this support through a wide range of services specifically tailored to account for individual preference and ability. The center is staffed by a highly experienced senior team and trained Rutgers students with programs that provide the support needed for all participants to fully integrate into Rutgers and the surrounding community. From vocational training to social support and clinical services, the center equips program participants with the tools they need to enhance and maintain autonomy—all while engaging students in innovative training and facilitating translational research to inform best practices going forward.
UPDATE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM - Supporting Community Access through Leisure and Employment (SCALE)
*Please note that our online application portal has closed and applications are currently under review. We will reopen the portal next year (date TBD).
We sincerely thank you for your interest in the RCAAS-SCALE Program! We have received a tremendous amount of inquiries and are honored that there is so much excitement for our services. We understand that there are not many programs like ours in existence and hope to change that absence worldwide with the work we do. We encourage all to join our mailing list by sending your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and to monitor our Facebook page for updates. For more information, please check out the two documents outlining our Admissions Timeline and Application Process below.
To learn more about how the RCAAS supports matriculated Rutgers undergraduate students on the autism spectrum through its College Support Program (CSP), visit https://gsapp.rutgers.edu/centers-clinical-services/college-support-program/about-csp.