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
4020 Hammock Drive
Melbourne, FL 32935
Long Beach, California
CIP Brevard 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 Brevard
Located one hour south of Orlando, Melbourne is just ten minutes from beautiful beaches of Florida where the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World are all within one hour of the Center. The Brevard Center is also located in the "High-Tech Capital of the Southeast" and local technical employers include Northrop Grumman Melbourne Systems, Intersil Corporation, Rockwell Collins, Inc. Wuesthoff Health System, Florida Today Newspaper, and Holmes Regional Medical Center.
College Academic Options
- Brevard Community College
- Florida Institute of Technology
- University of Central Florida, North Melbourne
- Keiser University
- Warner Southern College
- University of Central Florida
- Barry University
- Columbia College
- Everest University / Florida Metropolitan University
- Webster University
- Brevard Community College Palm Bay
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Example Internships & Jobs
Visit www.cipworldwide.org or call our National Admissions Office at 877-566-9247 (8-4ET) to learn more.
- Wuesthoff Medical Center
- Melbourne Civic Theatre
- Baer Air
- Brevard Zoo
- Astro Too Electronics
- Wuesthoff, IT Department
- Hayley's Jet Ski & Boat Rental
- Southland Suites