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LIVES Program

LIVES Program
State University of New York at Geneseo
LIVES Program
1 College Circle
220B South Hall
Geneseo, NY 14454
Program Contact Leigh O'Brien
Phone 585.245.5396

The L.I.V.E.S. Program is a four-year transition program located on the campus of the State University of New York - College at Geneseo. The L.I.V.E.S. Program provides students with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn independence, vocational, and educational skills within an inclusive community.

Program information submitted: March 16, 2021

Public or private: Public
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: 21
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: Currently it's rolling
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 and up
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Learning disabilities, sometimes physical disabilities
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 90.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 90.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: This is something that I oversee but am not directly involved in so I'm not sure re the #s above
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00
They must have a smart phone; occasionally the students take trips to cafes and such and may need money to buy themselves something
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available: N/A
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: Every semester I send out a message asking if faculty members would agree to have a LIVES student audit their classes; faculty members obviously can opt out, and many do. The students who audit are typically supported by program staff, and not infrequently, faculty members.
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificates of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 10%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 75%