Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities in America, with an estimated one in 54 children nationally and one in 35 in New Jersey carrying a diagnosis. Unfortunately for most, services diminish greatly after high school, leaving adults with little support outside of their own families, and making it exceedingly difficult for them to achieve their potential.
We are here for you after childhood.
For most adults with ASD, gaining greater independence is a palpable and distinct goal. It is achievable when these adults are given the tools they need to attend college (if they choose), earn a living, and participate in the social aspects of community life, from navigating everyday interactions to building meaningful relationships.
Rutgers is committed to becoming a national leader in the areas of research, professional training, and practical service in support of adults with ASD; the RCAAS is the hub across the University.