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
40 Main St, Suite 3
Lee, MA 01238
Admissions x 34
Long Beach, California
CIP Berkshire 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 Berkshire
The town of Lee is in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, located 112 miles from Boston and 130 from New York City. Known as "America's Premier Cultural Resort," The Berkshires offer a unique mix of shops, art, dining, culture and nature within a small town environment that provides safe and easy living. Both a top destination and place to live, The Berkshires was ranked by National Geographic for "Best-Rated Places" as the #3 in the USA. CIP Berkshire, which was founded in 1984, has the largest community of students and staff of all the CIP centers and has strong roots in the community. In 2011, the Berkshire Center opened The Good Purpose Art Gallery and The Spectrum Playhouse Performing Arts Center, which provide creative, artistic and employment opportunities for CIP students.
College Academic Options
- Berkshire Community College
- Mildred Elley Business School
- Elms College
Example Internships & Jobs
Visit www.cipworldwide.org or call our National Admissions Office at 877-566-9247 (8-4ET) to learn more.
- Ventfort Hall Museum
- Lenox Library
- The Red Lion Inn
- Starving Artist Creperie & Café
- Fairview Hospital
- Muddy Brook Day Care
- City Clerk's Office