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Strategies for Increasing Social Networking and Job Readiness for Individuals with ASD Through Community Engagement

In the past, opportunities for higher education and exciting career paths within a supportive and safe environment were few and far between for individuals with ASD.

These challenges to...

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Adjusting to Transitions: For Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum or with Learning Differences

As the season's change and students prepare to return to school, college, or post-secondary programs, it's not uncommon to feel anxious about a plethora of issues like being away from family and...

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CIP Student Story: Emily at CIP Long Beach

Having autism can be hard. Sometimes it’s too much pressure. Other times it can inspire others. I have autism and it is no walk in the park at times. I am currently in a special needs young adult...

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Using SMART Goals with Students with Learning Differences to Stay Motivated

Have you or your young adult with a learning difference such as ADHD, dyslexia, or an autism spectrum diagnosis ever struggled with maintaining their effort or persistence to a task? Do you/they...

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CIP Student Success At Disney’s Goofy’s Kitchen

Kevin recently turned 26 and is passionate about theme parks. When he landed a job at Goofy’s Kitchen in The Disneyland Hotel, he was thrilled to be employed at one of the biggest theme parks in...

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Voyage LA: Meet Michael Noel of College Internship Program in Long Beach

A Q&A with CIP's Regional Director, Michael Noel, posted on Voyage LA: a community-focused platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and...

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CIP Average GPA Exceeds 3.0

The numbers are in, and CIP’s average GPA across all five Centers exceeded 3.0 last term.

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

Originally Published in the The Press-Enterprise February 24, 2018

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Press Release: Landing and Keeping a Job - New Book Provides Guidance For Young Adults With Autism And Learning Differences

A first of its kind workbook has just been published to assist those who teach young adults with Autism and Learning Differences about securing employment.

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The Grunion: Long Beach Community Center Supports Autistic Students

Nineteen-year-old Molly Zink smiles as she talks about her life. Although she is on the autism spectrum, she lives in her own apartment and rides the bus to her job at Disneyland.

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