Press Release: Students With Autism Gain Independence, Employment Skills At Summer Programs
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Press Release: Students With Autism Gain Independence, Employment Skills At Summer Programs


The College Internship Program (CIP) is offering two unique programs this summer for teens and young adults with Autism and other Learning Differences. In addition to Summer@CIP which is now in its sixth year of operation, CIP has launched Mploy, a new career skills development program. The programs are designed for transition aged teens and young adults who are interested in gaining independence and employment readiness skills.

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. Curriculum will be based on the career skills development and life skills training currently offered at CIP’s six year-round programs across the US.

As Mploy participants work to develop employment readiness skills, they will learn self-advocacy, conduct mock interviews, build their resumes and take part in a variety of activities designed to help them prepare for their future. For information about Mploy summer dates and locations, visit

CIP will continue to offer their popular Summer@CIP programs for students who are entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in the Fall, or who have recently graduated from high school. This program is offered at six locations on college campuses across the US. Since 2009, Summer@CIP has helped students with Learning Differences prepare for their next steps; whether it’s attending college, preparing for the workforce or learning to live independently.

The focus of this program is to build life skills, develop friendships, and have fun. Past participants have come from 35 states and 14 countries. For 2016 dates and locations, visit: or call 877-Know-CIP.

Summer@CIP and Mploy were developed by CIP, the nation’s most comprehensive year round program serving transition aged young adults with learning differences. Over the past 31 years, CIP has served thousands of students as they embark upon their journey to become productive members of society. For more information about CIP visit or call 877-566-9247.

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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.