By Karen Thomas Program Director, CIP Bloomington We offer a fond farewell to the seven students who recently transitioned out of CIP. We celebrated together with a luncheon at the Irish Lion on July 24th, 2015. Students left with a transition portfolio that included an impressive col
The book Character Strengths and Virtues comes from Christopher Peterson and Martin E.P. Seligman, founders of the Positive Psychology movement. The authors write in the introduction (titled Manual of the Sanities), “This handbook focuses on what is right about people and specifically
This summer, we broke tradition at CIP Long Beach with scheduling our social thinking sessions differently. Instead of having two 45 minute sessions per week, we incorporated block scheduling and met for 1 hour and 30 minutes once per week. The rationale was to emphasize quality time
By Karen Thomas Program Director, CIP Bloomington Tiffany Roeder was the first person Michael McManmon, founder of CIP, hired when he opened the Bloomington Center nine years ago. Shortly after she was hired she found out that she was pregnant with her third child which shifted her pl
Today, the Brevard Center congratulates Erica Brugman, Student Advisor and Medications Coordinator. Recently, Erica completed her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University and is now a registered Mental Health Counseling Intern! Erica has a range of exp
This is Jessica Dirks, Job Coach and Social Mentor. We wanted to highlight her on the wonderful job she’s been doing here at CIP Long Beach. She played a huge role in helping coordinate our Convocation last week by creating the slideshow (which parents and staff absolutely loved
By Lucy Allarie Gosselin Program Director, CIP Berkshire Our ceremony started on Thursday with our Animal Crackers Puppet Group putting on Peter Pan. What a marvel that was for parents, staff and students to enjoy. Standing ovation for all! We then proceeded with our Awards ceremony.
By Kaeb Menker Program Director, CIP Berkeley Our 2015 convocation was delivered wonderfully. There were lots of laughs, lots of pictures, and a few tears. We awarded different staff, students, and community members for their outstanding work this past year. Two of our students perfor