Regional Center may be able to provide support services for clients who are attending college. These services may include navigating the social part of a college campus, helping with organizational skills and living skills. There are a arrange of programs to help those who may need minimal support as wells as those who need assistance with getting around campus. Please note: Regional Center may not pay for all of the programs listed below or the entire cost of the program. Please check with your Regional Center caseworker for more information.
College Internship Program (CIP) – CSU Long Beach, CSU Berkeley
(310) 569-9308 or 1-877-KNOW-CIP
The College Internship Program is a comprehensive post-secondary support program for students ages 18 to 26 with Asperger’s, high-functioning autism, and learning differences. Each student receives individualized social, academic, career and life skills instruction to develop and strengthen their areas of social thinking, executive functioning, sensory integration, money management, recreation, and health and wellness.
College Living Support (CLE)
Offers support independent living support, social skills, academic, self-advocacy, and career development for students wanting to attend the Art Institute in Orange County, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Chapman University.
College to Career Program – Cole Vocational/CA Mentor Program
Chaffee College and Long Beach City College, Big Bear Lake, Ontario, Moreno Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino, Temecula, Victorville
As part of California MENTOR’s day programs, the College Support program offers individuals the chance to take community-college classes. They offer assistance with everything from enrollment to tutoring and transportation, ensuring a successful experience for each individual. College Support is an option for adults with minimal support in day programs throughout California who are able to attend class independently, as well as those who need assistance with getting around campus.
Howard Chudler and Associates
626 West Route 66, Suite # E, Glendora
Specializes in providing behavioral and educational services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Project College – United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County
Camp held at the University of San Diego
(858) 278-5420 x 131 For ages 17-22, with a developmental disability or autism spectrum disorder who are considering attending college in the near future, or already attending, and are diploma bound. Cost Includes housing for 5 nights, all meals, activities, and program materials. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from USD and their own spending money. The full tuition for the week (including meals, lodging, and activities) is $850. Needs based scholarships are available.