CIP Berkeley Berkeley, California

CIP Berkeley is a specialized transition program in the Bay Area of California assisting young adults on the Autism Spectrum, ADHD, and other learning differences to find success in college, employment, and independent living

Welcome to Berkeley, a Diverse and Eclectic City with Strong Local Roots

Established in 2007, CIP Berkeley is a leading autism transition program located in Northern California’s progressive East Bay. Situated in the vibrant community of Berkeley, with its population of 120,000, our program thrives in an inclusive and diverse environment. Nestled amidst rolling hills and the scenic San Francisco Bay, Berkeley offers a supportive backdrop for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they navigate the transition to independent living.

Our program is designed to empower individuals with ASD to develop essential life skills and achieve personal growth. With an array of recreational and community-based activities available, students have ample opportunities to explore their interests and engage with the local community. Discover how CIP Berkeley can support your journey towards independence in a welcoming and enriching environment.


130 Social Activities

20-30 Hours of
Service Weekly

3.5 Cumulative GPA

9/10 Family
Satisfaction Rating

95% Average Student
Attendance Rates

20 Hours Community Service Per Student


College Academic Support

At CIP Berkeley, we provide comprehensive support for students with autism at local 2-year, 4-year, and university options, ensuring they have access to the resources they need to succeed academically. Our program specializes in college autism support, offering tailored assistance to enhance executive functioning and academic coaching.

Students have the opportunity to pursue degrees in a wide range of fields, including Social Work, Computer Information Systems, Multimedia and Design, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Animal Care, Engineering, and Fine Arts. With our dedicated support team, students with autism can thrive academically and achieve their educational goals.

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Meet Our CIP Berkeley Team

At CIP Berkeley, our team consists of experienced professionals with robust educational backgrounds and extensive expertise in supporting young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD, and other Learning Differences. With a steadfast commitment to our students’ success, our dedicated staff members bring a wealth of knowledge and compassionate understanding to their roles, ensuring that each individual receives the personalized support and guidance needed to thrive.

CIP Berkeley Student Life

Berkeley boasts a moderate climate, an exceptional park system, and unparalleled access to both the ocean and mountains, making it an ideal city for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Situated in the heart of downtown Berkeley, CIP offers convenient access to all the East Bay has to offer, from vibrant cultural attractions to stunning natural landscapes.

Supported Apartment Living

At CIP, students enjoy the comfort of fully-furnished apartments conveniently located just a couple of blocks from our offices and classrooms. Designed to promote independence, each student resides with one apartment-mate, providing a supportive environment for autism independent living. 

With private bedrooms and shared amenities including bathrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, students have the opportunity to develop essential life skills while enjoying a sense of autonomy. Explore how CIP fosters independence and empowers students to thrive in their living arrangements.

Internship, Job, and Career Readiness Support

Each student’s interests are explored and developed through volunteering, internships and job placements. Student internships and jobs have included places like Alta Bates Hospital, The Oakland Zoo, The YMCA, Berkeley Public Library, and The Animal Rescue Foundation; just to name a few.

CIP Berkeley helps prepare young adults on the autism spectrum, with 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.

Meet a Few CIP Berkeley Students

CIP Berkeley students come from all over and pursue their individual goals and dreams within the program. Meet a few students below:

VIDEO: Spotlight on Success

Hear from CIP Berkeley students and families share their personal journey, finding CIP, and experiencing success.

Call +1 (877) 566-9247 or fill our our online inquiry form to request assistance in finding a CIP location.

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CIP is a recognized and approved vendor of the California Regional Centers

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Department of Developmental Services telephone number: (916) 654-1987