Press-Enterprise: Riverside Group Has Idea to Find Jobs for Disabled Young Adults – Create Its Own

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Press-Enterprise.pngOriginally Published in the The Press-Enterprise 
February 24, 2018

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 7.6 percent of Riverside County residents and 7.5 percent of San Bernardino County residents under age 65 have some type of disability.

In part because of sobering statistics about employment for disabled adults, there is a program based in Massachusetts that helps high school graduates with autism spectrum disorder make the difficult transition to higher education and the workforce. Called the College Internship Program, the program operates five centers in the U.S., including one in Long Beach.

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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.