Students with learning differences and autism receive unparalleled support and guidance in the areas they benefit from the most
A wide range of individually tailored services and supports to best meet the individual goals and needs of our students
Social Skills Development
CIP students are active in the direction of their lives and develop lasting friendships and social networks. Our programs provide a structured support system and evidence-based curriculum.
College academic support for students with autism, ADHD, and learning differences. Achieve academic success while pursuing studies at a local college or university.
CIP’s career services provide college-age students on the autism spectrum and learning differences real-life internship and job experiences with expert support and direction.
Residential apartment living support prepares students with learning differences and autism for independent living. Gain real life skills for independence.
Health & Wellness
A person performs at their best when there is a sustained level of wellness in their lives. Diet, fitness, and maintaining one's mental health are core areas of CIP's health and wellness options.
All programs offer unique opportunities for young adults with learning differences to express themselves artistically and develop their unique interests and talents.
Advisors work individually with students on goal setting, self-assessment, and building self-advocacy skills. CIP's experienced Advisors help students and their family members navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
A key skill required during daily activities such as making it to class on time, being organized with classwork, and even social recreational events. "EF" is is at the core of CIP’s cutting-edge curriculum.
Levels of Support
Students with learning differences and autism benefit most from individualized support in the area of social skills, college academics, internship and career development, and life skills. Incoming CIP students are assessed during the admissions process and ongoing throughout the program to determine a Level of Support which provides each student with the appropriate amount and type of supports for success.
In addition to CIP’s comprehensive and individually tailored services, each student chooses to pursue one of the following main areas of focus:
College Academic Track
Attend a local or online college, university, or vocational program to pursue the field of study of your choice with CIP’s academic support and guidance.
Career Development Track
CIP’s career development track, Career Skills Training & Employment Program (C-STEP), offers hand-on, small group classes and more extensive internship and job experiences.
Example Weekly Student Schedule
A Week in the Life – CIP students are active in the direction of their lives. View an example weekly student schedule to find our how CIP supports young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other special needs while they pursue college, employment, and independent living.