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Info Session & Lecture: Understanding Your Diagnosis
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Long Beach, CA
Please join us for an information session and special free lecture addressing the importance of understanding and accepting an Asperger’s, Autism or Learning Difference diagnosis. This new event is hosted by the College Internship Program (CIP) Long Beach and presented in part by professional guest speakers.
Michael McManmon, Ed.D. - Dr. McManmon is the Founder of the College Internship Program (CIP), which serves college-aged students with Learning Differences and Asperger’s syndrome in six centers across the US. He has been a special educator for 39 years, is a licensed psychologist, blog author for Psychology Today and author of the book, "Made for Good Purpose". Dr. McManmon has a unique inside perspective as he is diagnosed with Asperger’s.
Alex Plank - Alex runs, owns, and develops WrongPlanet.net, a popular community for individuals with Asperger's syndrome and Autism which he started in his teen years after being diagnosed at the age of 9. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Film and Video Studies.
(6:00pm-7:00pm) Information Session - Join us to learn more about CIP's comprehensive college and career support program for transition age young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences.
(7:00pm- 8:30pm) Lecture Series - The CIP Autism & LD Professional Lecture Series takes place all across the US and offers free insight and education to parents, students, and professionals working with transition age young adults. Topics are based off of chapters from the book “Made for Good Purpose”, by Dr. Michael McManmon.
Since 1984, the College Internship Program (CIP) has expanded to locations across the US. CIP's comprehensive curriculum and cutting-edge approach to developing real-world skills expands the foundation on which young adults with ASD and LD can build happy and productive lives.