CIP is looking forward to welcoming students back to their popular in-person summer programs for teens with autism and learning differences. Last year, CIP’s summer programs were offered remotely due to COVID. This year, all five in-person programs are operating with limited space available.
“We are thrilled to return to our traditional Summer@CIP program where students can have fun away from home, make new friends, and get a taste of college life,” commented National Summer Program Coordinator, Alicia Bourdon. ”We have been creative and found proactive alternative ways to safely operate all of our summer programs in-person,” she continued. “Although some of our locations have changed, all activities and programming will be top-notch similar to previous years.”
Depending on location requirements and CIP’s strict adherence to COVID guidelines, students will reside on or near college campuses at the following locations:
Summer@CIP is for participants entering the 10th, 11th and 12th grades in the Fall, as well as recent high school graduates with Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, and other learning differences.
As in previous years, students will be immersed in a supportive and safe environment with 24/7 support. During the two-week program, they will learn important independent living skills while participating in fun events such as ropes courses, zoos, amusement parks, and more, joining up to 30 students at each location.
Since 2009, Summer@CIP has provided opportunities for hundreds of teens to experience independence, build community and have fun. Participants come from across the globe, including Thailand, Brazil, France, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Sarah B. Williams is CIP’s National Director of Public Relations. She works to develop and implement communication strategies that will broaden CIP’s impact and overall awareness. Sarah earned a BA from UC Berkeley and has been published in media outlets that serve the autism and LD community. Sarah is passionate about helping young adults with learning differences achieve success. Her son is a CIP alumnus.