Thank you for your interest in RCAAS-SCALE! Please Note: Our online portal has closed and all applicants have received status notification. However, we invite you to reach out during the next application cycle in Summer 2022, and to visit this site and our Facebook page for more information and updates.

The comprehensive admissions process begins with an online application, then progresses to in-person assessments and interviews with candidates (and caregivers) who advance to the next round. Our application portal is open for a two-week period once each year. For this year's admissions cycle, the online application portal was open from June 21st to July 6th. This is the only time during which the SCALE Program can accept new applications for participation. Click here to request to join our email distribution list for notification regarding next year's admission cycle. 

Please review the documents below outlining our Admissions Timeline and Application Process, which are subject to change based on multiple evolving factors.SCAE

SCALE admissions criteria includes:

  • A primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Approval to participate in the NJDDD Supports Program or Community Care Program
  • A desire and capacity for community-based employment
  • A minimum age of 21 years is required to begin the program

We continue to receive a tremendous amount of inquiries about the limited number of applicants that we are able to accept each year. We 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 scale-info@rcaas.rutgers.edu and to monitor our Facebook page for updates.

Admissions Timeline

Important information

  • The RCAAS is an approved service provider within the NJDDD Supports Program and Community Care Program. Specific services provided by the RCAAS include: behavioral supports, career planning, community-based supports, community inclusion services, individual supports, natural supports training, prevocational training, and supported employment.
  • Individuals must be prepared to arrange for their own transportation to our Community Center and/or their place of employment in order to be considered for admission. The RCAAS can provide training on mass transportation usage or information, if needed.

For questions, please email scale-info@rcaas.rutgers.edu.