Student Life

CIP students love Berkeley and the Bay Area!

What's it like to live in Berkeley, California?

Cultural and educational events include local festivals, the San Francisco MOMA, Chabot Space Center and cruises to Alcatraz and Angel Island. CIP has weekly activity meetings where students are involved in choosing and planning these events.

Fun Local Highlights and Activities

CIP Berkeley students have access to many world-class cultural venues and activities

  • UC Berkeley Campus events
  • Berkeley Marina
  • Pier 39
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Tilden Regional Park
  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
  • Hiking scenic trails
  • Local music and theater
  • Oakland and San Francisco Zoo
  • Farmers markets
  • Professional sporting events
  • Emeryville shopping


CIP Berkeley is centrally located in the heart of downtown Berkeley and is in immediate proximity to the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Students are within a 1 block walk to Berkeley City College and a few blocks from UC Berkeley. CIP provides transportation when needed to social activities, college, internships, grocery shopping, and more. The Berkeley Center is an easy drive or train ride from both San Francisco and Oakland airports.

Meet A Few Of Our Students

CIP supports and encourages every one of its students on their path to independence

Social Skills Supports

CIP’s core curriculum includes an emphasis on developing social skills and life management competencies. Learn more about how CIP supports social competency for students with autism, asperger’s, and other learning disabilities.

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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