While at CIP, Paul learned independent living skills, how to advocate for himself, & participate in group activities with friends. As a CIP student, Paul won awards in recreational excellence, missing only one meeting in 3 years.
Paul’s special interests include watching college basketball & volunteering for autism charities including Autism Science Foundation, Autism Speaks, & the ARC Westchester.
Since 2010, Paul has worked as a human resources assistant at New York Medical College. His duties include document scanning, maintaining files, & front desk reception. Paul is also employed by the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain in White Plains, New York where he handles data entry & document filing.
When asked about his CIP experience, Paul mentioned that CIP helped him learn to live with roommates, cook, clean, & gain more self-awareness. He also learned more about self-determination & self-regulation.
In the future, Paul is looking forward to spending more time traveling & learning more about public speaking.