Dan McManmon grew up in western Massachusetts with four sisters, six foster brothers, and an adopted brother. Dan’s father, Michael McManmon, founded the College Internship Program (CIP) in 1984 and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in his late 50’s. The experience and relationship growing up with his father have had a profound effect on his understanding and compassion of Autism, ADHD and related learning differences.
Dan studied multimedia and marketing at Champlain College and Autism Spectrum Disorders at Elms College. He began working at CIP a residential instructor and National Marketing Coordinator in 2005 teaching independent living skills and person-centered planning at the CIP Berkshire Center in Lee, Massachusetts. In 2007, Dan assisted with the opening of CIP’s fourth program site in Berkeley, California. In 2010 he relocated back to Western Massachusetts and served as CIP’s Director of Admissions and Marketing.
Dan is a member of the Autism Asperger’s Network (AANE), Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), Autism Society of America (ASA), and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). His co-authored work on Reframing was published in the Autism File Magazine and he is a contributor to Autism & Learning Differences: An Active Learning Teaching Toolkit released by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2015.
As President, Dan strives to achieve long-term vision and alignment with CIP’s core values and founding principles by ensuring operations, marketing, strategy, and programming are effectively implemented across the organization. He enjoys producing music, photography, hiking and biking and spending time with his wife Nicole, son Marlow, and daughters Arbor and Junie.
Preparing Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD and Learning Differences for Success since 1984
Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives.
CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.
Founded in 1984 to help young people with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences make successful transitions from adolescence to young adulthood
Full year and summer programs located in Massachusetts, Florida, Indiana and California
Comprehensive curriculum developed specifically for students with Asperger’s, High-functioning Autism, ADHD, NLD and other Learning Differences
CIP’s Transition Programs for autism and learning differences provide real-life experience and skill development in areas such as social skills, executive functioning, sensory processing and wellness
Each student’s vision and goals are explored and help to determine their individualized services and supports
Residential apartment living support prepares students with learning differences and autism for independent living
A team of staff is dedicated to each student’s personal success
CIP’s full-year postsecondary programs offer individualized college academic, social, career and life skills support for young adults with Autism, ADHD and other Learning Differences.