The largest and most populous suburb of Buffalo, New York, Amherst has frequently been ranked as the Safest City in America. In July 2010, CNNMoney.com ranked Amherst as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.
Students with learning differences who choose to pursue a course of study at a local college, university or vocational program receive individualized support and direction from CIP’s academic support team.
CIP Amherst offers support at a wide variety of 2-year, 4-year and university options while students pursue majors such as 3D Animation, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Animal Care, Engineering and Fine Arts.
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CIP Amherst helps prepare young adults with Asperger’s, autism, ADHD and other learning differences for the world of work. From resume development to job coaching, CIP’s career department supports students while they pursue their interests.
Amherst, New York and the Buffalo/Niagara region offers unique opportunities in the fields of technology, the arts, parks and recreation, social work, culinary arts and much more.
Students reside in fully furnished apartments located nearby CIP offices and classrooms. Living with an apartment-mate, each student has their own bedroom and shares the bathroom, kitchen and living room.
Independent living supports offered within apartments include menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning, assistance with time management and organization and more. These supports enable CIP students to learn real-life skills and establish routines.
Young adults with Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, NLD and other Learning Differences have the unique opportunity to practice their newly found skills in a fun and supportive environment during CIP’s two-week Summer Programs.
The Mploy Job Readiness Program is designed for young adults with ASD and LD ages 18 to 26 who are interested in entering the workforce and transitioning to independent living. Participants develop employment readiness skills, learn self-advocacy, develop friendships and take part in activities designed to help them prepare for their future.
“CIP is exactly what you make of it. If you’re willing to put in the work, it ends up being worth it.” – CIP Amherst Alumnus
4511 Harlem Rd, Ste. 202
Amherst, NY 14226