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Each April, the College Internship Program (CIP) supports Autism Awareness Month by participating in autism-related events across the country. These events are uniquely designed to shine a light on autism awareness and acceptance.
CIP’s Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts is pleased to announce several unique exhibitions during April in honor of Autism Awareness Month.
During the first week of April, the Gallery will feature an exhibition from Community Access to the Arts (CATA), which showcases artwork by people with disabilities and a range of neurodiversity. The second week, the Gallery will install and celebrate the artwork by high school students across the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and photographs by Dr. Michael McManmon, CIP’s Founder and an accomplished artist who has himself been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Student artwork from CIP Centers across the country will also be featured during the month of April.
The Good Purpose Gallery showcases artwork by artists who are empathetic towards CIP’s mission to create awareness about the unique gifts and talents of neurodiverse individuals, and empower them to contribute to society in meaningful ways.
CIP is a national transition program for young adults with autism and learning differences. The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 people in the US are diagnosed with autism. Each year 50,000 students with autism graduate from high school. Many of these teens and young adults need comprehensive support as they transition to college, the workplace and independence.
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