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Spectrum Support Program
Program Enrollment for the 2017-18 Academic Year is closed. Please contact Laurie Ackles, Director, at or 585-475-6936 for information about support options.
The Spectrum Support Program provides innovative supports that positively impact the college experience for RIT students, particularly those with autism spectrum disorders. We are committed to helping students build the connections to RIT that will assist them in achieving academic, social and career success. The program seeks to create a campus culture of acceptance and support through collaboration, consultation, and training. Read More

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.

Registration opens June 1st. Registration works on a first come, first served basis and spots fill quickly. Registration will close on July 18, or sooner if all program seats are filled.

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"I would recommend that incoming students work with a peer coach so they can have a connection and resource on campus".

–Current SSP student

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Neurodiverse Hiring

An innovative initiative and partnership between RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services and the Spectrum Support Program that will help connect employers and job seekers on the autism spectrum.

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