CIP Berkeley was founded in 2007 and is situated in Northern California’s progressive East Bay. With a population of 102,000, Berkeley is a unique and accepting community that prides itself on diversity. Sheltered by rolling hills and the San Francisco Bay, this environmentally conscious city is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and an abundance of recreational and community based activities.
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 Berkeley offers support at local 2-year, 4-year and university options. Students can pursue degrees in fields such as Social Work, Computer Information Systems, Multimedia and Design, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Animal Care, Engineering and Fine Arts.
CIP Berkeley 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.
Each student’s interests are explored and developed through volunteering, internships and job placements. Student internships and jobs include Alta Bates Hospital, The Oakland Zoo, YMCA, Berkeley Public Library, and The Animal Rescue Foundation, just to name a few.
Students reside in fully furnished apartments located within a couple blocks of the CIP offices and classrooms. Living with one apartment-mate, each student has their own bedroom and shares the bathroom(s), 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 so that students learn real-life skills and 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.
2070 Allston Way, Suite 101
Berkeley, CA 94704