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Spectrum Support Program
The Spectrum Support Program seeks to provide innovative supports that positively impact the college experience for RIT students with autism spectrum disorders. We are committed to cultivating self-advocacy, promoting autonomy and assisting students in building connections to RIT in order to achieve academic, social and career success. The program seeks to create a campus culture of acceptance and understanding through collaboration, consultation and training. Read More 2015/16 Program enrollment is closed.
Please contact the program office (585) 475-6936 for more information.

Pre-Orientation Program

gears Gearing Up For Success is an optional pre-orientation program for incoming RIT freshmen with ASD. Individual and small-group sessions include campus tours, direct support in the use of campus resources, skill instruction and social outings. SEPARATE REGISTRATION AND FEE APPLIES.


"Having [the Spectrum Support Program] has given us a higher level of comfort about RIT. We believe it has played and important role in [our son’s] adapting to college life. This is a journey, and we see hopeful signs of progress along the way".

–Parent of first year SSP student participant

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