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Long Beach Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Long Beach AA Month

It was a busy month for students and staff at CIP Long Beach. On Thursday, March 31st, at Village Glen High School, our student, Harrison, presented to students about transitioning and about his experience at CIP. He presented professionally with a slideshow and made sure to prepare weeks in advance. The students asked many questions and Harrison enjoyed sharing information.

AA Month Presentation
AA Month Presentation
AA Month Presentation

On Saturday, April 16th, CIP Long Beach Center students (Emily, Grant, Claire, and Rachil) volunteered at the Chalk Art Festival hosted by the city of Covina and Autism Highway. Our students helped with set up by blowing up balloons and tying them around the park, helping kids color masks and other crafts at the kids’ art area, and helping with refreshments. Two of the Long Beach Center staff members, Francisco Gutierrez and Crystal Hayes, represented CIP by entering as artists to create a chalk art masterpiece. Everyone enjoyed themselves and loved meeting people from various organizations and the many talented artists who attended.  

Long Beach AA Month
Long Beach AA Month
Long Beach AA Month
Long Beach AA Month
Long Beach AA Month
Long Beach AA Month

Still to come — CIP Long Beach students will attend the ACEing Autism 5k run that promotes Autism Awareness. Some of our students will run the actual race and others will volunteer to help with set up, heading the water tables, and helping with clean-up.

This has been 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.