Michael McManmon, Ed.D. founded the College Internship Program (CIP) in 1984. He received a B.A. in English from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Maryland, a Masters in Counseling from Shippensburg University, a Masters in Human Development from the University of Kansas (through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health), and a Doctorate in Special Education from the University of Nevada.
He is licensed as a Psychologist by the State of Massachusetts. Prior to Founding CIP, he worked for state, private, and non-profit organizations in several states and was certified as a family teacher through the Boys Town Center in Nebraska.
During his over 40 years of experience with students with Learning Differences and Asperger’s Syndrome, Dr. McManmon has worked on Curriculum Development, Staff Training, Program Evaluation, and Administering Community Based Programming. He speaks and presents at professional conferences nationally and internationally.
He has a unique perspective as he himself was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and grew up in a large family with several individuals on the spectrum. He has six children and 17 grandchildren and is an avid artist, swimmer, gardener, and traveler.
Dr. McManmon has published several books including:
- Art On The Spectrum: A Guide For Mentoring And Marketing Artists With ASD
- Mploy – A Job Readiness Workbook: Career Skills Development for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Learning Difficulties
- Autism and Learning Differences: An Active Learning Teaching Toolkit
- 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
He is on the board of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (ASTEP) , US Autism & Asperger’s Association (USAAA), and a member of Autism Society of America (ASA), Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE), National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), and Learning Disabilities of America (LDA).