College Academic Support​

For Neurodiverse Students

Young adults with autism and learning differences build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to successfully pursue fields of study that are both challenging and attainable

Pursue higher education at your choice of college & university options

CIP students receive comprehensive academic coaching and supports while enrolled in local colleges. CIP’s academic team helps young adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning differences to:

The academic department coaches our young adults build social skills and executive functioning skills in an academic and college environment, leading to greater levels of academic independence.

CIP understands the unique strengths and challenges that individuals on the autism spectrum and with learning differences can possess. Our staff provides valuable guidance, support, coaching, and direction, helping each student identify and pursue a field of study that is both challenging and attainable.

Academic Coaching

Students taking courses at nearby colleges or online are aided in developing the skills necessary to plan, follow, and alter an academic path while maintaining frequent communication with college teachers, professors, and support services such as the disabilities office, student advising, and tutoring services.

Time Management & Organizational Skills

The development of executive functioning skills through planning assignments and breaking them down into manageable tasks is critical for young adults with autism, ADHD, and related challenges. CIP’s Bookends Academic EF Groups assist our enrolled students in prioritizing and organizing academic assignments and tasks for the week and through the weekend. Our students benefit from sharing strategies with one another.

Self-Advocacy & Self-Disclosure

Since each student learns differently, CIP’s Academic Team helps our young adults develop the organizational, self-advocacy, and self-disclosure skills that work best for their specific learning needs. CIP’s Academic and Social Skills Teams often work together to help students learn self-advocacy and self-disclosure skills related to the college environment through scripting, modeling, and facilitating communication with instructors, support staff, and classroom peers.

College Academic Options at CIP

Students pursuing academics at CIP’s Full-Year transition programs can enroll at local colleges, universities, and technical/vocational schools as a part of the program. Students can attend the following academic institutions with CIP’s comprehensive support programs for young adults 18-26 on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, and other learning differences.

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Admissions Questions?

Contact our National Admissions Office at +1 (877) 566-9247, email us at, or complete our Online Request Form.
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