Student Life

Students love Long Beach and the surrounding Greater Los Angeles Area!

What's it like to live in Long Beach, California?

Student enjoy activities such as whale watching, attending professional and college sporting events, concerts, local festivals, farmers markets, and shopping. Long Beach is a short distance from Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and everything Southern California has to offer. CIP has weekly activity meetings where students are involved in choosing and planning these events.

Fun Local Highlights and Activities

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

  • The Museum of Latin American Art
  • The Queen Mary
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
  • The unique and historic neighborhoods of Long Beach 
  • El Dorado Park 
  • Nature Center
  • Cruises to Catalina Island
  • Disneyland & Universal Studios


Long Beach Transit regularly operates 38 bus routes. Also, Long Beach’s vision is to be the most bicycle-friendly urban city in the nation and new bike routes are being developed. CIP provides transportation when needed to social activities, college, internships, grocery shopping, and more.  CIP Long Beach is 10 minutes from Long Beach Airport and 25 minutes from the Los Angeles International Airport.

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 Long Beach 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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