SF Gate: Going to College and Finding a Job with Aspergers and Learning Differences

By Laura Shumaker, writer and autism advocate


On June 27th, CIP Berkeley held "Thinking Positive About the Future", a panel event aimed at offering support and guidance for transitioning young adults with Asperger's, Autism, and learning differences.

Laura Shumaker, writer and autism advocate, was a featured panelist, and also covered the story on her SFGate blog.

College Internship Program, which serves college age students with learning differences and Asperger’s Syndrome in six centers across the U.S. (including Berkeley) held the “Thinking Positive About the Future” conference, the first of its kind this past Wednesday to a sold out crowd of parents, professionals and individuals seeking answers to such questions as:


1) What Transition Programs are available?

2) How can I get the support I need to be successful in college?

3) How can I find an Internship Program that will help me secure employment in the future?

4) Where can I find a job that understands and appreciates my individual challenges and interests?

Read the SFGate article

About College Internship Program

The College Internship Program is a comprehensive transition program for young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Learning Differences. Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Autism, ADHD, and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives.