Resources for Young Adults with Autism and Other Learning Differences

At CIP, we believe it's critical for our students with autism and other learning differences to assess the goals and benchmarks they’ve set for themselves on a regular basis. Our theory is that during times of transition especially, it's important to review where you’ve been and continue to map out where you plan on going. Our students don't let setbacks deter them from the progress that they’ve made. Here are some useful resources to keep you and your student on - or 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.


'Spring Cleaning' in College Academics: A Self-Assessment for Students with Autism and LD


Spring cleaning for students is a process of self-assessment, keeping your momentum, planning, committing to your goal, and being disciplined.


Read More on Self-Assessment

Three Concepts that Constitute a Healthy Relationship: An Outline for Young Adults with Autism & Learning Differences


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.


Read More on Dating and Relationships

Top 10 Supports for Students with Autism and LD as They Transition to College

As the number of people diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum explodes to over one in 44, 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.).


Teaching Toolkit Sample Pack


CIP is delighted to offer you an introductory sample of our Autism & Learning Differences Educators Toolkit. The excerpts from several chapters will illustrate an active/participatory teaching style that appears 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.



Shopping for a Program? Here's a 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.


Download the Checklist

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.