Spectrum Support Program Services Update (COVID-19):

SSP coaching for the fall 2020 term will primarily be done in a remote format via Zoom with limited in-person meetings. Students who would like to request support from SSP can do so via Calendly.

For the most up-to-date information from RIT, visit the RIT Ready website.

Financial Support

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies often provide financial support for Spectrum Support Program enrollment fees.  Students who are eligible, or believe they may be eligible, for Vocational Rehabilitation support should contact their local Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to inquire.  A list of state Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies can be found here

Students who are not eligible for VR support and have financial concerns that would preclude program enrollment should email ssp@rit.edu to inquire about financial assistance options.

Scholarships for students with disabilities

(Please check with granting source websites for updated information)

Organization for Autism Research

P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

Grants at least $1,500 annually to one or more high school seniors with a certified disability, including autism or Asperger’s, who plan to have a career in the visual arts. Eligible candidates must have verified financial need, exhibit visual arts talent, and provide proof of acceptance into an accredited two-year community college or four-year university.

Contact:
P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship
152 P. Buckley Moss Drive
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 932-1728
foundation@mossfoundation.org
Moss Foundation Scholarships

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism.  The Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship is open to high-achieving students who meet two key criteria:

Either you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome, and Applicant must be an enrolled student at an accredited college, university, or vocational school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited college, university, or vocational school in the semester for which the application is being offered.

The Perecman Firm Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship