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Spectrum Support Program
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
Program Enrollment for 2016-17 Academic Year is closed as of September 1, 2016.
Please contact Director, Laurie Ackles at 585-475-6936 to inquire about enrollment options.

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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"The weekly meetings [with SSP] are crucial as they keep my son focused and on track with assignments. They afford him the opportunity to check in with someone, get help with planning and breaking down assignments, and things he can do to help manage his time efficiently".

–Parent of an SSP student

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