Two new programs at RIT are helping students with autism prepare for interviews and land jobs. Eight students recently completed a three-week Career Ready Boot Camp, and RIT’s Neurodiverse Hiring Initiative has helped dozens of students network and find co-op work.
“Program Evaluation of RIT’s Spectrum Support Program”; RIT Faculty Applied Research Grant. Collaborative project with RIT Psychology Faculty Dr. Audrey Smerbeck, January 2015
“Practitioners Conference: ASD in Higher Education”; Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant. A symposium-style gathering of higher education administrators from collaborating institutions that have established comprehensive support programs for matriculated college students on the autism spectrum charged with creating a Practitioner’s Resource Guide for Higher Education Professionals. Collaborating institutions include: Western Kentucky University, Mercyhurst University, Eastern University, Rutgers University, University of Western Florida, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, January 2013
“Gearing Up for Success: A Pre-Orientation Offering for Incoming First Year Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders”; University of Washington Alliance for Access to Computing Careers (AccessComputing). Co-PI Susan Ackerman, Disability Services Office, August 2011
Ackles, L., Fields, H., Skinner, R. (2013). “A Collaborative Support Model for Students on the Autism Spectrum in College Housing”, Journal of College and University Student Housing, Volume 40,(1).