Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program Open House
December 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spectrum Innovates Pathway Program (SIPP) is a new model of transition designed as a gateway for those on the autism spectrum to higher education, the workforce and adult independence. SIPP serves as a bridge year to higher STEM learning and employment for autistic individuals whose passions include aviation, aerospace, engineering and related STEM fields such as Cyber Security, Coding, Mechanics, Animation and Digital Technology, Electronics, Mechatronics, Robotics, UAV’s (Drones), Meteorology & more. SIPP is for those on spectrum who have completed their high school requirements and those who have attempted higher education.
SIPP is accepting applications for admission to the cohort that starts in July 2022.
Partnered with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, students earn 13 college credits through a strengths-based immersive, integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum responsive to the autistic learner. SIPP integrates academic, social-emotional, executive function and life skills with a blended delivery of experiential, classroom and virtual instruction. A strengths-based approach advances technical and academic learning, while concurrently developing essential social, practical and workforce skills. SIPP merges these essential components facilitating those on spectrum to work productively and independently as required in today’s job market—a crucial step to sustained competitive employment and adult independence. The program concludes with a 6-week dorm residency experience during which students complete their final project. Dorm accommodations are available for students who are out of range of daily commuting. SIPP graduates are afforded fast track admission to Vaughn College and their numerous job-focused certificate and higher educational opportunities.