Rutgers Autism Program
- there is an acute lack of services to support adults with ASD.
- universities can become part of the answer by providing a model that integrates academic research, student training, and comprehensive community inclusion of adults with ASD.
- The center's work will focus on two core on-campus programs: a Workday Program, providing 50 to 60 adult participants with prevocational, vocational, and recreational opportunities; and a Pilot Residential Program, providing residence and services for 20 adult ASD participants who will live alongside 20 Rutgers graduate students and work on campus.
- providing unmatched services for adults with ASD in an inclusive and integrated community;
- establishing a centralized location for academic research by leveraging and expanding on the university's existing interdisciplinary resources in the area of autism;
- developing comprehensive clinical training and educational programs to prepare Rutgers students to meet the needs of adult clients with ASD in the future.