Student Life

CIP students love Melbourne, Florida and the Space Coast!

What's it like to live in Melbourne, Florida?

Students enjoy bowling, local festivals, student-hosted holiday parties, and trips to Orlando to visit theme parks, malls, and museums. CIP has weekly activity meetings where students are involved in choosing and planning these events.

Fun Local Highlights and Activities

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

  • The Avenues at Viera (shopping and movies)
  • Historic Downtown Melbourne
  • The Maxwell King Center for Performing Arts
  • Sporting events at United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Orlando Theme Parks such as Disney World and Epcot
  • Orlando Malls & Museums
  • Eau Gallie Art District


Space Coast Area Transit operates a public bus service in Melbourne area. The city subsidizes two routes so Melbourne residents ride for free. CIP provides transportation when needed to social activities, college, internships, grocery shopping, and more. Orlando International Airport is one hour away and the Melbourne International Airport is 15 minutes away.

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 Brevard 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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