The CIP Summer Program for Asperger’s and Learning Differenced students ages 16-19 introduces new Theme-Based Curriculum. Daily topics will focus on learning and practicing the following: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure, Independent Living Skills, Social Thinking and Person-Centered Planning.
Topics for the day will be discussed in a classroom setting and then carried out in fun activities, games and events, promoting the practice and development of social competencies, organizational skills, teamwork and other skills introduced. Students will practice their new skills in a supported environment, building self-confidence, feeling successful and getting a taste of college life.
Self-Advocacy and Disclosure:
Experienced staff will work with students to discuss the differences between the services they have received up through high school and what will happen when they transition to college or the world of employment. Students will discover how to get the services, support and assistance they need to be successful.
Independent Living Skills:
Students will be introduced to important independent living skills in the areas of residential life and dorm living, stress management, exercise and diet. Students will practice grocery shopping and preparing meals as a group, doing their own laundry and managing their own personal hygiene, and learning to balance priorities and demands to reduce stress.
Students will learn skills to apply in social situations, when working in groups and when planning leisure activities.
Using a variety of multimedia, students create PowerPoints outlining their short and long-term life goals in a fun, visual way.
CIP’s 2 week summer program for teens 16-19 is a unique opportunity for students with Asperger’s, ADD and other Learning Differences to learn valuable skills necessary for making a well-prepared transition from high school.
Learn more at www.cipsummer.com