IU Students Help Autistic Young Adults Gain Independence
Student Adviser Raphael Comford speaks with student Andrew M. in his office. College Internship Program provides students with extra academic support, basic life skills coaching and an IU student mentor to help students become independent. Photo by Ty Vinson
Lauren Buchanan, 19, aspires to be an applied behavior analysis therapist. Her learning differences make it more difficult for her to acquire the social and life skills her peers without autism often take for granted. After she graduated high school, she became a student at the College Internship Program in Bloomington.
CIP provides her with extra academic support, basic life skills coaching and an IU student mentor to prepare her for her ultimate goal: independence.
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.