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The College Internship Program is a comprehensive transition program for young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Learning Differences

Preparing Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD and Learning Differences for Success since 1984

Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives. CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.

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Social Skills Development

CIP students are active in the direction of their lives and develop lasting friendships and social networks.


Academic Support

The academic team at CIP provides a support system that enables each student to achieve the greatest success possible.


Internship & Career Support

CIP’s career services provide college-age students on the autism spectrum and with learning differences real-life internship and job experiences with support and direction.


Life Skills Instruction

The building blocks of a productive life include learning to cook and clean, doing laundry, and developing strategies for becoming more independent.


Health & Wellness

CIP’s philosophy is that a person performs at their best when there is a sustained level of wellness in their lives.


Creative Arts

Unique opportunities for students to express themselves artistically and develop their unique talents.


Student Advising

Student Advisors serves as case managers and liaisons with families, keeping them up to date regarding their student’s progress.


Executive Functioning

A key skill required during daily activities such as making it to class on time, being organized with classwork, and even social recreational events.

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Curriculum and Tracks

Students with learning differences receive individualized supports in the area of social skills, college academics, internship and career development and life skills. Incoming applicants are assessed and a Level of Support is determined which provides each student with the appropriate amount and type of supports for success.

In addition to these individually tailored services, each student chooses to pursue one of the following areas of focus.

Available Areas of Focus:

  • College/Certification Track - Attend a local college, university or vocational program with CIP's support and direction
  • Career Skills Training & Employment Program -Take part in C-STEP, CIP's career development track offering hand-on, small group classes and more extensive internship and job positions

Example Weekly Student Schedule

A Week in the Life – CIP students are active in the direction of their lives. View an example weekly student schedule to find our how CIP supports young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other special needs.

Example Schedule