Springtime Reflection: CIP Resources for Students with Autism, Asperger's, and Other Learning Differences
Spring is a great time of year to assess the goals and benchmarks you’ve set for yourself at the start of the year. It’s a time to review where you’ve been, and continue to map out where you plan on going. Don’t let setbacks deter you from the progress that you’ve made. Here are some useful resources during this time to put you back on the right track, plus some other helpful guides if you've just started on the path to self-discovery and improvement.
As spring break approaches, midterms also approach, sometimes before break and sometimes after. It is easy to get caught up in the joys of spring and lose sight of what was started in January. Spring cleaning for students is a process of self-assessment, keeping your momentum, planning, committing to your goal, and being disciplined.
Enjoying time with friends and/or intimate partners is an integral part of life and a way for many of us to feel connected to each other. This is a challenging landscape and can be particularly difficult for young adults that have difficulties understanding the always changing social environment.
As the number of people diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum explodes to nearly one in 45, it is important to address the type of support these individuals will need as they transition to college. Here are 10 key areas of support to transition successfully to college.
Autism & Learning Differences: An Active Learning Teaching Toolkit
Teaching essential skills for life, school, work, and independent living, this comprehensive and practical toolkit supports educators and clinicians in their work with adolescents and young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Learning Difference (LD) diagnosis. It presents tried-and-true strategies that address difficulties with social skills and Executive Function, cognitive rigidity, self-esteem issues, and more. How easy is it for you or your student to keep your closet clean? Do you or your student often mix up dirty clothes from clean ones? This month, we're offering a simple tip sheet from the Autism LD Toolkit on keeping organized and finding your "pants" (or shoes, coat, underwear, etc.).
CIP is also delighted to offer you an introductory sample of our Toolkit. The excerpts from several chapters will illustrate an active/participatory teaching style that appear throughout the book. The ideas, materials, and handouts in the toolkit can be adapted by anyone working with or parenting young adults (ages 16-26) with an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or LD (Learning Differences) diagnosis.
Sign up for our Summer Program if you want a two-week taste of what CIP has to offer. Unique Summer Program options for 2019 are offered at five different locations across the US.
Summer@CIP - Experience independence and get a taste of college life. For high school sophomores to recent high school graduates.
Shopping for a Program Checklist
If you're just getting the ball rolling and are looking for a postsecondary program for a young adult on the Autism spectrum or with a learning difference, download this comprehensive list to make sure you are asking the right questions.
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.