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CIP To Host Events Featuring Experts In Autism Field

The following is a special needs program update from Asperger’s & LD College Programs. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.

College Internship Program (CIP) announced plans to host several workshops with internationally recognized experts in the autism field, including Stephen Shore, Michael McManmon, George McCloskey, and Brenda Smith Myles. The workshops will be held at or near CIP locations across the country during the next ten months.

George McCloskey will be presenting a full day workshop entitled Understanding Executive Function Difficulties on September 17 in Bloomington, Indiana. Michael McManmon will host an event on the Queen Mary near Los Angeles on November 3, while Stephen Shore and Brenda Smith Myles will deliver presentations in Massachusetts in November and March, respectively.

The workshops will cover the latest research and offer strategies for dealing with topics such as executive function challenges, transitioning to college, and employment readiness for young adults with autism and other learning differences.

‘We’re very excited to offer these new educational events for our families, our staff and our community,” stated Dan McManmon, President of CIP.

CIP is a post-secondary program for young adults age 18-26 with Asperger’s, autism and other learning differences. Over the last several years, the program has established new partnerships with leaders in the field, along with colleges and businesses. In addition to support with transitioning to college and independence, CIP also provides internship opportunities for all students and assists them in pursuing their individual employment interests.

CIP recently announced a simplified tuition plan for all new and returning students. Beginning Fall 2015, CIP’s core tuition will be $59,500 per year and will include enhancements to its existing comprehensive programs. A higher tuition option with additional services will also be available, as well as a lower tuition program for students transitioning off campus.

“We’ve learned that our students with learning differences benefit from a carefully crafted combination of small group and one-on-one sessions,” commented McManmon,. “We provide a wide range of highly individualized services ranging from tutoring to occupational therapy, putting the building blocks in place to help each student achieve their personal goals such as obtaining a college degree, entering the workforce, and living more independently,” he continued.

“Our philosophy is that students with learning differences must live, learn and work in environments that duplicate normal real-life conditions and be integrated fully into the community,” commented McManmon.

Tickets for George McCloskey’s event which includes lunch and 0.6 CEUs from Elms College can be purchased online.