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Forbes: This Is How Small Organizations Are Bringing Neurodiverse Workers On Board

Our CIP Berkshire Center is excited to be featured in a Forbes article which highlights how small businesses can play a big part in employing young adults with autism, ADHD, and other learning...

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Supporting Vs Enabling Young Adults with Autism and Learning Differences

What does it really mean to enable versus support your student?

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Merritt Connection Newsletter: Support By Merritt College Team Proved Successful for New Child Development Graduate

When Aaron Kirschenbaum walked across the Paramount Theater stage on May 23 and received his Associate of Arts Degree in Child Development from Merritt College, it was not only his parents and...

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Autism Spectrum News: What College Students Can Do to Accommodate Themselves

The stage is set. You successfully started college, ready to learn.Your teacher passes out the syllabus which states that you will have four tests and one paper.

As the weeks go by, you realize...

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Closing the Gap: The Art of Letting Go: LD and ASD Students Guide to Transition

By Dr. Michael McManmon, CIP Founder

So, you’re off to start the next chapter in your life. You’re going to a school, college or a program away from your home and your family, possibly for the...

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What Does Transitioning Home for Summer Break Look Like for CIP Students?

Transitioning home for breaks can be a difficult process for our students. Although they are excited about the time off and seeing their families, they lose a lot of the structure and support that...

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IECA Insights Magazine: Looking Beyond Parent Labels

The phone rings first thing in the morning, just as she pulls up in front of the office. The independent educational consultant (IEC) looks at her cell phone and notes that it is “that” mom again.

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Daniel: CIP Bloomington Student's Remarkable Journey

There were times when Daniel wasn’t sure what his future would look like. Although he was bright and capable, Daniel dropped out of Rochester Institute of Technology after his freshman year....

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The Daily Californian: CIP Helps Students with Learning Differences Develop Interpersonal Skills

The College Internship Program, or CIP, which has a location in downtown Berkeley, gives students with learning differences a space to develop interpersonal skills and transition into the...

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Transitions: From the Comfort Zone to the Unknown - Five Resources for a Smooth(er) Transition to Independence

Transitions, at any level, can be both exciting and daunting. We take the necessary steps to prepare ourselves for the next steps, but the future will always remain unknown. As we grow, we learn...

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