Program eases college experience for students with autism

The College Internship Program helps students with autism spectrum disorders adapt to college life by providing help with social and life skills through an intensive residential-counseling program. The eight-year-old program, offered at locations in Massachusetts, Indiana, California and Florida, was developed by a psychologist who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. "I thought, 'What would someone with Asperger's who's going to college need to be able to function in life?' " says Michael McManmon.

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