Support for RU Students on the Autism Spectrum
Adjusting to college life is not easy for any student, particularly for students on the autism spectrum. The College Support Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum (CSP) is an exemplary and integral program that helps ease this transition for students by providing a range of services and supports.
As the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder continues to rise, so does the need for important services like CSP. As the only Rutgers University program whose sole mission is to provide direct support to matriculated students on the autism spectrum, CSP can make a tremendous difference in a student’s college experience. Program fees of $3,500 per semester support the basic programmatic direct service to students. However, program resources needed far exceed these fees. Donations towards program resources or scholarships are a great way to ease the financial burden of these services.
As a self-supporting program, the CSP is funded entirely by program fees and donations. Donations will expand program resources such as peer mentor and staff training, student career/academic supports, and program planning materials. By rallying together in honor of Autism Awareness Month, we can show Rutgers students on the autism spectrum that we champion their academic and social success, while promoting a supportive and inclusive environment within the greater Rutgers community. It is through the generosity of people like yourself that we are able to continue to provide these valuable services.
Thanks to past donors...
This year the CSP was able to purchase cameras to help students develop their social and interviewing skills, expand our professional library, develop training materials to increase awareness and academic and social support for students on the autism spectrum in the Rutgers community, enhance CSP social events, and award the first two CSP Scholarships. Our Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 recipients and their families were extremely grateful!