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Our Summer Programs Curriculum

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CIP’s Summer programming is based on curriculum from CIP’s full-year program, which has served young adults age 18-26 since 1984. Summer participants will be introduced to CIP’s comprehensive curriculum which provides an individualized approach to independent living, college, and the development of important life skills.

This year, there are two unique opportunities for students to gain independence and life skills: Summer@CIP and Mploy. Mploy is CIP’s new two-week program for young adults age 18-26 who are specifically interested in entering the workforce and transitioning to independent living. Students will learn core skills needed for success in the workforce, and gain insight into a range of industries and real workplace settings.

MployStudents taking part in Mploy will gain experience in:

  • Creating and updating resumes and references
  • Learning effective job search techniques
  • Completing job applications

Students will also be able to visit a variety of local and national business partnerships. A list of our current partnership sites can be found here. Check back frequently as we continue to add more partnerships throughout the summer.

As Mploy participants work to develop employment readiness skills, they will learn self-advocacy, conduct mock interviews, and take part in a variety of activities designed to help them prepare for their future.

Both Summer@CIP and Mploy include classes on social thinking, time management, organization, and Person-Centered Planning. Summer@CIP also focuses on independent living skills such as cooking, banking and budgeting, laundry, and more. A variety of fun activities are planned during each session. Participants will spend time outdoors hiking, swimming, and exploring local highlights. Staff organize events such as ropes courses, theme park trips and professional sports outings which serve as experiential learning opportunities in a fun and relaxed setting. Just like college, summer participants will also have plenty of scheduled down time to relax and socialize.

Activities during Summer@CIP include:

Students who attend our Summer Programs can expect experienced instructors and cutting-edge programming in a college setting. Participants must apply and meet CIP’s admissions requirements in order to be found eligible to attend. Space is limited.

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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.