In February and April, prospective families, students, and educational professionals are invited to attend CIP’s Experience Days, experiential events where attendees can gain an inside look at one of the most comprehensive transition programs in the world. CIP is designed to help young adults with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, ADHD, and other learning differences make successful transitions from adolescence to adulthood. Activities will include campus tours, a program overview by department heads, a student panel, and social activities for students. Space is limited for the free events.
Also in February, CIP is hosting two Thinking Positive Panel events, one in Atlanta, GA, another in St. Louis, MO. Panel events feature free presentations by several expert guest speakers who work with the Autism and Learning Differences community and young adult transition; offering advice on the key stages of transition to adulthood including: letting go, adjusting to college, finding success in the workplace, and achieving independence.
The Atlanta Thinking Positive panel presentation will take place on February 4 at the Cumberland Academy of Georgia. Guest speakers include Dr. Michael McManmon, CIP’s founder; Dr. Lisa Cheyette, a licensed clinical psychologist; Ray Johnson, Executive Director of the Autism Society of Georgia; Don Sasso, Principal at Cumberland Academy; Dr. Matthew Joel Segall, Assistant Professor at Emory Autism Center; and Steven Scarborough, a college student with Asperger’s Syndrome.Register Here
The St. Louis Thinking Positive panel presentation will take place on February 18 at Il Monastero at St. Louis University. Guest speakers include Karen Thomas, Program Director at CIP Bloomington; Debora Davidson, founder of Bright Futures, LLC; Aaron Likens, author and Autism Ambassador of Easter Seals Midwest of St. Louis; Craig Strohbeck, Executive Director of Pathways to Independence; Colleen Starkloff, co-founder and co-director of the Starkoff Disability Institute; and Jeanne Eichler, faculty and OT practitioner at St. Louis University.
Coming up in March, Brenda Smith-Myles, a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and Ziggurat Group, and CIP Advisory Board Member will be visiting our Berkshire Center in Lee, MA for a half-day training event which will be open to the public. Date, time, and topic TBA.