Let’s Talk About College

Let’s Talk About College

Did you know that your student or loved one with a disability could experience college?

We believe that college should be an option for all interested students, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our goal is to expand high quality inclusive higher education options in New York. Read here what students are saying in Let’s Talk About College!

Although you do not need a high school diploma to attend, there is an application process and entry criteria. Each college option is different. Determine what’s important to you and take a look.

There are over 30 options in New York State and over 270 college options nationwide. Check out the Think College national database developed by our colleagues at Think College at UMass-Boston.

Since 2008 the Center on Disability and Education (formerly the Institute for Innovative Transition) has been working with colleges in New York State to increase inclusive higher education initiatives. In 2015 we began working with The City University of New York (CUNY) at 5 of their colleges.

  • Borough of Manhattan College
  • College of Staten Island
  • Hostos Community College
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • Queens College

These college partnerships are supported by a U.S. Department of Education TPSID Grant in partnership with CUNY, AHRC-NYC’s Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program, and the New York City Department of Education.

If you would like more information about the NYC TPSID Consortium at CUNY, please contact Martha Mock, PhD at mmock@warner.rochester.edu.