Summer@CIP Experience Independence and Get a Taste of College Life
CIP Summer Programs help high school students with autism, ADHD, and other learning differences learn valuable skills to make a successful transition to college and beyond
Since she’s been home she has been playing online games with some of the girls from the program and we can hear her giggling with them on the phone. It makes my heart soar to see her forming these connections. You guys are amazing.
–Mother of Beckley P.
CIP Summer Student
Since 2009, Summer@CIP has helped hundreds of students with learning differences prepare for their next steps; whether it’s attending a college, preparing for the workforce, or learning to live independently.
Summer@CIP provides young adults with autism and learning differences the opportunity to further develop the valuable skills necessary for making a well-prepared transition.
Throughout our two-week sessions, 30+ fun and exciting activities are planned based on your student’s area of interest. Spend some time outdoors this summer hiking, swimming, and exploring local highlights.
Past students have enjoyed ropes courses, theme parks, and professional sports outings. Participants will also have some scheduled downtime to relax and socialize with peers.
Summer@CIP welcomes participants entering high school grades 10, 11, & 12 in the Fall, as well as recent high school graduates to apply. Generally, each program has up to 30 participants, and all students are assessed to ensure a proper fit. Applications are considered for the program on a rolling basis until capacity is reached at each of the program locations. Learn more about admissions
Example Weekly Student Schedule
A Week in the Life – Summer@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.
Every year, CIP invites students who wish to attend Summer@CIP to showcase their talents by creatively giving us a tour of their lives for our Summer@CIP Video Contest. By doing so, they can explain why they want to attend Summer@CIP and are then entered into a competition to win one of three $1,000 scholarships for our 2024 Summer@CIP program. Don’t wait to enter – our deadline is March 15!