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The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services Community Center

Rutgers has opened a new building to better serve adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs, making it possible to expand existing programs to address a growing need in New Jersey, which has the highest autism rates in the country.

The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services Community Center, a 10,000-square-foot facility on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the first of its kind at a higher education institution in the United States. The $9.5 million project was financed with philanthropic funds.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Closeup of an African American man with a white goatie wearing blue rimmed glasses and a royal blue suit.

At a MLK Day event hosted by Rutgers University-Camden titled, From Chaos to Community: A Conversation with Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway opened by reflecting on the troubling state of the national and praised Glaude for his willingness to speak with nuance, insight and integrity, on topics of race, citizenship, faith and justice.