CIP Blog

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Budgeting for Students with Autism and Learning Differences (Plus Helpful Tips for Parents)

Keeping track of expenses can be hard for just about anyone. Money management skills don’t come easy and often times students learn the hard way that it’s more important to buy groceries than to...

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Transitioning Beyond a Post-Secondary Program

At College Internship Program, our objective is to support young adults on the Autism spectrum and with learning differences in their transition to independence.

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Florida Today: Man with Autism Strives for Broadway

via Florida TodayJune 30, 2017

A fascinated Daniel Perkins walked on the King Center stage and stared at empty chairs.

There was no show being performed, no audience, no applause — yet the young...

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Maintaining Routines During the Summer Months: For Students with Autism and LD

One of the first things CIP students work on during their executive function classes and Life Skills appointments is creating routines to help them reach their goals. 

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CIP's National Centers Celebrate Another Successful Programming Year

Since most of our CIP centers have handed out certificates and said their goodbyes to transitioning students, we thought it would be a good time to look back on some of the accomplishments of our...

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CIP Berkeley's 2017 Convocation

On Friday May 26th 2017, community members, families, friends, staff and students, all gathered at the historic Berkeley City Club to celebrate CIP Berkeley’s 2016-2017 program year. As a...

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10 Tips to Help You Stay Focused: For Students with Autism and Learning Differences

During the summer, it may become difficult to keep focused on goals because we're distracted by other things, or because the structure of the school year is no longer with us. This is especially...

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Press-Telegram: Long Beach Program Empowers Autistic Youths to Pursue Dreams in Real World

via Press-Telegram June 3, 2017

Kevin Wright’s passion is amusement parks and he knew just about everything there was to know about Disneyland.

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College Academics at CIP Berkeley

During the Spring Semester, students completed courses at various colleges around the Bay area, including the Peralta Campuses (Laney, Merritt, and Berkeley Community Colleges), San Francisco...

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Strategies for the Summer Term

With summer break here, it’s an appropriate time to acknowledge that our students benefit from structure and routines in their schedule. Much of the structure they’re accustomed to during the...

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