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Springtime Resources for Students with Autism and Learning Differences

Springtime Resources

Spring is a great time of year to assess the goals and benchmarks you’ve set for yourself at the start of the year. It’s a time to review where you’ve been, and continue to map out where you plan on going. Don’t let setbacks deter you from the progress that you’ve made. Here are some useful resources during this time to put you back on the right track.

Spring Cleaning in College Academics: A Self-Assessment for Students with Autism and Learning Differences

by Corinne Martin, CIP Berkshire

Spring, a time of renewal, a time to see where you are and where you are going, a time to set goals, and a time to assess earlier goals. Spring Break is upon us, as is spring weather, longer days, lighter clothing, and spring fever! Spring cleaning — what’s that? Generally, it means doing some heavy duty cleaning, such as washing floors and ovens and windows. But how does “spring cleaning” apply to academics, for college students, for all students?

Read the blog post here…

Organizing Your Life

by Emily H, CIP Long Beach Student

You are preparing to clean out your closet and get rid of old clothes. There’s a shirt you really like that you want to make sure you keep; however, as you search your closet you can’t seem to find it. Where could it be?

If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, it might mean that there needs to be more organization in your life.

Read the blog post here…

Executive Function in Real Life

by Jim Walsh, CIP Bloomington

A Bloomington Center student, Hunter, and our CIP Bloomington Advisor, Jim, decided to clean up Hunter’s entertainment area — and to make a timelapse video from it to show the progress of cleaning up the mess. This was part of an Individual Executive Functioning session, which is provided for students who need extra assistance in their apartments.

Bloomington staff are big champions of minimalist living. A minimalist cleaning question we ask ourselves is “When did you last touch/use this?” Separating the games Hunter was actively playing from the ones he hadn’t played in a long time (filed away in the cabinet) was a simple way to reduce the potential mess volume by more than half.


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.