Leading the way in research, development, and advocacy in the fields of Autism, Learning Differences, and Neurodiversity
Nationally and Internationally Recognized Experts in the Field of Autism & Learning Differences
CIP’s Professional Advisory Board has helped to guide CIP in the development of comprehensive transition services and supports for young people with autism and learning differences.
Susan J. Moreno, M.A.A.B.S.
Founder & President of MAAP Services
Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P.
Executive Director at Autism and Developmental Disabilities Consultation Center, LLC
Steven Gutstein, Ph.D.
Director, RDI Connect
Dean J.M. Mooney, Ph.D., N.C.S.P.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Doctorate and a Licensed School Psychologist in the state of Vermont
Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D.
Internationally-Renowned Keynote Speaker on Communications and Learning Style Differences
Diane Adreon, Ed.D.
Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, University of Miami
President of the Gray Center
Ami Klin, Ph.D.
Chief of Autism and Related Disorders, Marcus Autism Center
Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D
Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Autistic Global Initiative of the Autism Research Institute
Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.D.
President, Peter Gerhardt Associates LLCl
Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
“With unemployment and underemployment among adults on the autism spectrum hovering around 90% the critical importance of individually tailored employment development services cannot be overstated. Given the fact that having a job helps in the development of an adult identity, promotes self-esteem, supports a growing social circle, and provides financial opportunities programs such as the Career and Employment Services of the College Internship Program are both necessary and welcome.”
Peter F. Gerhardt, Ed.DOrganization for Autism Research
“The College Internship Program has developed a formula for success for individuals with ASD and related disabilities who wish to attend and complete college. At CIP, young adults learn academic, social, and daily living skills – all designed to help them meet their potential. The many CIP attendees and graduates I know have found the program to be challenging, rewarding, and supportive.”
Dr. Brenda Smith MylesSpeaker, Researcher, Autism Expert
“Ten years ago, when was invited to CIP to give a short talk on being on the autism spectrum, I was impressed by the dedication of all those involved as they set the stage for those with Autism and other Learning Differences to achieve success in higher education, independent living, and employment. However, what was then, and continues to be, the most striking part of CIP is the positive, active, and participatory focus on helping students understand what it means to have autism, and to employ those very characteristics to lead fulfilling and productive lives. In brief, this is the first program to successfully transition young adults from a deficit-based to an abilities-based model of autism and other conditions.”
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