The picturesque small town of Lee, Massachusetts provides a unique setting for students with autism and learning differences to thrive in their community.
The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts are known for world class arts and theater. The small towns in the area are home to successful businesses which provide many internship and job opportunities for CIP students.
Internationally renowned autism expert, author and speaker Dr. Stephen Shore has recently joined CIP as a consultant. Dr. Shore will provide expertise with the implementation of new services and enhancements to CIP’s core curriculum. Additionally, Jenna Knauss, MS has recently been named Assistant Program Director. Berkshire staff members have advanced degrees and bring valuable skills to their positions including specialized training in the areas of counseling, adult education, therapy, and mental health.
Additionally, CIP is in the process of developing partnerships with graduate student interns from Elms College and Westfield State University to supplement to CIP’s existing comprehensive programming.
New Curriculum and Services
CIP is now utilizing PEERS-based curriculum, an evidence-based social skills training program and is also offering CIP’s Family Services which includes educational training designed to support parents and other families members.
Our new Graduate Living Community (GLC) provides lower cost, longer term options for students who complete the on campus program and transition to higher levels of independence within the community.
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.