It’s Your Health Radio Interview – March 12, 2012, with host Lisa Davis
From www.itsyourhealthnetwork.com – Founder of CIP, and author of “Made for Good Purpose: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent With Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult.” Many teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome leave school feeling unsure of how to take the next steps in their lives.
Leaving the comforts of home and facing the unknown can be daunting, but with the right support and advice these young adults can adapt and enjoy their newly-acquired independence. Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and personal anecdotes from both the author’s own experiences of Asperger’s Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy.
Dr. Michael P. McManmon is the founder of the College Internship Program (CIP) that serves college-aged students with learning differences and Asperger’s Syndrome in six centers across the US. CIP’s goal is to prepare young men and young women with skills for life, for college, for work and for independent living. Dr. McManmon was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at fifty-one years of age. His personal struggles and ensuing victories and that of his students and staff have inspired this book.