Academics

Pursue your higher education program of choice; whether a technical certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree, receive the supports necessary to experience success.

Independent Living

Live independently while learning how to manage personal finances, household responsibilities, and self-care.

Social Skills

Create meaningful friendships and experience new-found confidence in social situations by developing peer relationships and a social network.

Career Development

Students navigate career goals and gain work experience through jobs and volunteer opportunities with CLE professional support.

  • LOCATIONS

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FEATURED STAFFER

Student Services Coordinator
  Costa Mesa, CA
Joined CLE: July 2012

About College Living Experience

Since 1989, College Living Experience (CLE) has been providing post-secondary supports to students with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and other varying exceptionalities. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of individualized services in the areas of academics, independent living, social skills, and career development, CLE supports are tailored to each young adult we serve. It is through personalized services, our team celebrates the uniqueness of students in such a way that we are able to make a lasting impact in their lives and in their communities.

CLE began with one center over 20 years ago and has grown across the United States offering supports and services in 6 locations serving over 250 students a year. The success of CLE as the industry leader in post-secondary transition supports comes from our dedication to remain focused on the potential for each individual we serve. The evolution and innovation of CLE is defined by our mission which inspires us to reach beyond the boundaries of the traditional supports many of our families have been accustomed to their whole lives. As an organization, we are passionate about working with students to reach their greatest level of independence. Services are provided through community integration helping students understand, imagine, and create solutions that give meaning and value in their world.