College Internship Program (CIP)
Preparing Young Adults 18-26 with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD and other Learning Differences for Success Since 1984
Admissions Contact Info
National Admissions Office
199 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
2070 Allston Way, Suite 101
Berkeley, CA 94704
Long Beach, California
CIP Berkeley provides young adults with Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and other Learning Differences with the individualized social, academic, career and life skills necessary for success at college, careers and independent living. Our mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults can build happy and productive lives.
Students attend college or take part in career development classes along with comprehensive social, academic, career and life skills curriculum.
Year-round programs located in Massachusetts, Florida, Indiana, and California.
Two-week teen summer programs on college and university campuses in the US.
CIP curriculum is based on our Professional Advisory Board Members work and focuses on developing real life skills in areas of social thinking, executive functioning, sensory processing and wellness.
Actively involved in the direction of their lives, students create Person-Centered Plans focusing on short and long-term goal setting, developing self-advocacy skills and outlining the steps necessary for success.
Residential apartment living support includes organization, recreation, planning and time management, food shopping, menu planning, cooking and cleaning instruction.
Advisors work individually with students on banking and budgeting, weekly goal setting, self-assessments, personal advising and communication with parents.
On-call night and 24/7 emergency assistance from live-in night staff
Who We Serve
- Documented diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism, nonverbal learning disability, PDDNOS,
- ADHD, dyslexia or other learning differences
- Full scale IQ from 75 and up
- Emotional, behavioral, and psychological stability
- High level of motivation to meet program goals
- Potential to live and attend college or career program independently
- Ages 18 to 26 years old
About CIP Berkeley
With a population of 102,000, Berkeley is a unique and accepting community that prides itself on diversity. Sheltered by rolling hills and the San Francisco Bay, this environmentallyconscious city is surrounded by a beautiful landscape and an abundance of recreational and community based activities.CIP Berkeley was founded in 2007 and is situated in Northern California's progressive East Bay. CIP Berkeley is centrally located in the heart of downtown Berkeley and is close to public transit, Berkeley City College, UC Berkeley, the historic Berkeley City Library, and countless cafes and restaurantsfeaturing cuisine from around the world. The Berkeley Center is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Oakland airports
College Academic Options
- Berkeley City College
- California College of the Arts
- California State University East Bay
- College of Alameda
- Holy Names University
- Merritt College
- University California, Berkeley
Example Internships & Jobs
Visit www.cipworldwide.org or call our National Admissions Office at 877-566-9247 (8-4ET) to learn more.
- Alta Bates Hospital
- The Oakland Zoo
- Berkeley Public Library
- The Animal Rescue Foundation