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Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program (Manhattan)

Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program (Manhattan)
Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program (Manhattan)
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
Program Contact David Summers
Email David.Summers@ahrcnyc.org
Phone (646) 418-9736
Website https://www.ahrcnyc.org/services/school/college

AHRC New York City's Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at the Borough of Manhattan Community College is a fully integrated college-based program designed to prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for adult life through higher education coursework, career exploration and preparation, community living, personal development and socialization. The program engages students in supporting individual academic, vocational, community and social experiences. These students have the same opportunities for social and personal growth as other young adults who attend college. Applicants must be a resident in Manhattan, NY.

Program information submitted: March 12, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 17
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: AHRC New York City
Contact person: david.summers@ahrcnyc.org
Email: david.summers@ahrcnyc.org
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: 12/15/2020
Criteria for admission
  • NYS OPWDD Eligibility
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 33.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $0.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Academic
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
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: AHRC NYC offers supplemental courses to students enrolled in the program.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 15%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 33%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Students have access to nearly all social/extracurricular organizations and events