CDS Project NEXT

Project NEXT: Navigating Excellence in Transition

Currently Recruiting Participants!

Project NEXT is a NIDILRR-funded national efficacy research project designed to provide cognitive support technology and postsecondary support to college students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Project NEXT is affiliated with the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Research Rehabilitation and Training CENTER (RRTC) on Employment of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the VCU RRTC on Employment of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities.

Project NEXT is open to any post-secondary students (at any 2- or 4-year colleges/universities) in the United States who have either a documented TBI or ASD.  Participants receive one year of academic and career support services. Project NEXT focuses on utilizing Cognitive Support Technology (CST) and vocational rehabilitation services to provide students support in excelling in the classroom and transitioning from college to a career of their choice.

For more information on Project NEXT please contact Clis Stauffer, Project Director, at, or contact the Center for Disability Studies (330)672-0603. The Project NEXT referral form is available online here.