Students are taught important independent living skills such as cooking and making healthy food choices; time management and organization; and laundry and cleaning instruction. Additionally, staff target the importance of maintaining overall well-being with a balance of diet, fitness, personal hygiene, and stress management. Experienced CIP staff members provide students with a balance of independence and structured support.
The Person-Centered Plan is a unique self-exploration and assessment tool that provides each student an opportunity to conceptualize his or her short and long-term goals in a visual and creative process. Using multimedia tools, each student creates a personal presentation. Students work on their projects throughout the 2 weeks, understanding that achieving goals requires instruction, practice, and reinforcement.
PCPs focus on objectives that encompass CIP’s curriculum. An understanding of each student’s special interests allows CIP staff to help develop realistic goals which can be visually tracked and modified over time. The PCP is one of many tools CIP uses to help students build competencies and adapt to new environments, ensuring they will have the skills they need to be successful independent adults.
We work hard -- but we play hard too!
Here are just a few photos showing off all the outdoor activities offered to us during Summer@CIP.
Summer@CIP students build lasting friendships and create unforgettable memories....