Overview and Admission Criteria

Please note: the SCALE program is no longer accepting applications at this time.



The Supporting Community Access through Leisure and Employment (SCALE) program is a unit within the RCAAS that provides adults with ASD community-based supports including, but not limited to, vocational training, supported employment, behavioral supports, and employment opportunities on the Rutgers - New Brunswick campus. 

2020 Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the SCALE Program at RCAAS! We are not accepting new applicants at this time. The RCAAS will continue to accept a small number of applicants each year until the construction of our new headquarters facility is complete to accomodate more participants. Please check back in the spring for more details on our application process and deadlines.

SCALE General Admission Criteria

  1. A primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  2. Approved to participate in the NJDDD Supports Program
  3. A desire and capacity for community-based employment

Important Information

  • The RCAAS headquarters building is located on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University at 102 Nichol Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

  • Support services are provided to individuals having a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) age 21 and older.

  • The RCAAS is an approved service provider within the NJDDD Supports Program. Specific services provided by the RCAAS include: behavioral supports, career planning, community-based supports, community inclusion services, day habilitation, individual supports, natural supports training, prevocational training, supported employment, and transportation.

  • The RCAAS will consider applications for admission from individuals requiring transportation services residing up to 25 miles from the physical location of the program. Individuals residing further than 25 miles from the program must be prepared to arrange for their own transportation to the program in order to be considered for admission.