CIP at a Glance | Comprehensive Supports for Asperger’s, Autism and LD | Aspergers & LD Transition Programs

​Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives.
CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.​

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The Lovaas Institute – Treatment for children diagnosed with autism or a related disorder

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Insurance Funding Now Available!

The Lovaas Institute is now an in-network provider of ABA services through several private insurance funders, with more to come! Contact us at info to find out more about the availability of insurance-based funding in your region and/or through your insurance carrier.​

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Education Grants For People With Autism | Sarah Dooley Center for Autism

​Autism can be both a very difficult and very expensive condition with which to live. Fortunately, there are many organizations that understand the financial hurdles involved in getting the most out of life when living with autism spectrum disorders.
While the following listings are neither endorsed nor validated by the Sarah Dooley Center, they are generally recognized as some of the top educational grants available for those living with autism. They are presented for your edification and convenience.​

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Engaging Siblings of Adults with Autism in Future Planning – The Asperger / Autism Network (AANE)

Engaging Siblings of Adults with Autism in Future Planning


Boston University is doing a research study to develop a new program to increase siblings’ involvement in future planning for their brother/sister with autism spectrum disorder. We are looking for siblings, service providers, and adults with autism for this study. If you participate, you will either participate in a focus group or a one‐on‐one interview. You will be asked to share your ideas about whether families (i.e., adults with autism and siblings) would be interested in participating in a program about future planning, what should be included in this program, and the best format in which to implement the program.

  • Who? Adult siblings, adults with autism, and service providers
  • What? An interview or focus group
  • How long? 1‐2 hours
  • When? At a time convenient for you
  • Where? At a community location
  • Cost? No cost to participate. You will be compensated $20 for your participation in the study.

For more information please contact forward or (617) 358‐4293​

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Counseling and Consulting

​The AuSM Counseling and Consulting Services team works in partnership with you to develop a plan based on your needs. For many, working with mental heath service providers is a new experience; we want you to feel comfortable and knowledgeable as we undertake this journey together, striving for positive, individual-focused goals.

AuSM therapists have more than 80 years of combined experience serving individuals with autism. They strive to help individuals with autism understand their diagnosis and address both the challenges and gifts that it can bring. Our depth of experience and dedicated support allows you to be confident that we will meet you wherever you are and start from there – no judgments, no preconceptions. From young children to adults, those on every part of the spectrum can grow at their own pace in a safe, compassionate environment, while pursuing their personal goals.

Consulting Services

AuSM’s Counseling and Consulting Services team is available to consult with therapists, group home staff, community organizations, employers, day training and habilitation groups, and other professionals who work with individuals with autism to help with general training or to offer strategies related to a specific issue or topic.​

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How did a meltdown feel to you before you knew you had Asperger’s?

How did a meltdown feel to you before you knew you had Asperger’s?
Elke Weiss
Elke Weiss, on the cusp
Written Oct 31, 2016
My mother knew something was wrong when I was a tiny little Elke. Too much noise and light would make me curl up in a ball, shaking. I didn’t melt down much, mostly because…

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What are autistic people tired of hearing?

Samantha Mann
Samantha Mann, was diagnosed young
Written Wed

One of my two little brothers uses this word in the sense that people use it on Tumblr, but in a mocking manner. As if people can control what they’…

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How does saying that you’re autistic/Aspie change the way people interact with you?

Adam Sanford
Adam Sanford, Adult autistic
Written Jul 22, 2015
I get one of two reactions. 1. The person says I’m using it as an excuse to be a jerk/socially clueless. This takes a number of forms: … Read More »
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How do you calm an autistic child?

Peter Flom
Peter Flom, LD adult. Creator of www-IAmLearningDisabled-com. Author of "Screwed up Somehow …
Written Jan 31
There’s no universal answer, but, in general, autistic kids who are in a meltdown respond well to a lessened sensory environment.

Darker room (not pitch dark), minimal noise…

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Autism: What is it like to be a high functioning autistic? – Quora

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