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Impact U

Impact U
Concordia College NY
Impact U
171 White Plains Rd
Bronxville, NY 10708
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Program Contact Eleanor Evangelista
Phone 914-337-9300, extension 2230

Impact U is a residential program preparing students for employability in a career path while increasing independent living skills. Students will graduate in two years with a Certificate of Applied Learning and a resume of work experiences. Initially scaled for a class of up to ten, the program will focus on 18 to 26 year old students with a range of developmental disabilities including autism and intellectual disability.

With person-centered planning and support, students will live in the dorms and participate fully in campus life, while attending classes designed to expand general knowledge and promote the growth of thinking and problem solving skills. Students will gain work experience through on- and off-campus internships , participate in campus service projects, and have the opportunity to audit select Concordia College classes.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 2
Deadline to apply to this program: Rolling Admission
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $56,000.00
Room and board: $14,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
  • Self Directed Funds via OPWDD - Community Classes
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Open to the entire campus, as we are a diverse student body with many international students, Impact U students complete a core curriculum to the program to attain several outcomes critical to employability and independent living. These include social and emotional growth; an enhanced ability to problem-solve, self-advocate and make decisions.

Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Applied Learning
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Clubs, Choral groups, Sports, Holiday Musical participation, trips both within and outside of NY, volunteering as a group at nursing homes, homeless shelters, orientation events, weekly activities which vary on campus including Game nights, Ice Cream nights.

Last updated: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 16:31