Health & Wellness
CIP students create a personal fitness plan that can provide balance through proper nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction practices, sensory diet and sleep regimens. This plan is augmented by yoga, group workouts, walking clubs and other techniques. Students meet weekly with wellness coordinators in groups and many also have additional individual wellness sessions in order to meet their goals.
- Individual & group sessions
- Nutrition and diet
- Exercise and physical fitness plans
- Stress reduction techniques
Students who have been prescribed medication can meet with their own psychiatrist or one can be recommended to ensure that medication continues to be safe and effective. A medication coordinator is available to help students keep medications organized. Students who take medication are self-medicating while attending CIP.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Individual therapy sessions help shape and manage one’s life while improving the quality of interpersonal relationships. Students also receive guidance and validation to help deal with day-to-day challenges, frustrations, stress and anxiety. Emphasis is placed on acceptance of self and others while establishing a solid foundation for a fulfilling, productive life.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational therapy focuses on identifying and eliminating environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. Occupational therapists perform initial assessments and develop sensory profiles and diets. Usually performed in group setting. Available at select locations.
Art Therapy provides students opportunities for individual self expression, both verbal and non-verbal. During group art therapy sessions students experiment with various art mediums and engage in conversation focused on making art, resulting in making connections with each other. Art Therapy teaches students frustration tolerance, planning and organization, as well as limitations and possibilities of imagination and artistic expression. These are skills that are useful in everyday life. Students involved in Art Therapy at CIP feel successful, regardless of their skill level. Available at select locations.
Licensed psychologists utilize equine-assisted therapy for use with students on the Autism spectrum enabling them to develop successful interactions and relationships that can be translated and generalized into social opportunities. This form of therapy can be useful for understanding perspective taking, social cues, nonverbal communication and body language and helping to alleviate anxiety. Available at select locations.