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CUNY Neurodiversity Conference

  • The Graduate Center, CUNY (map)

Day 1 · March 11, 2019 · 8:30 AM-3:30 PM · Intellectual Disability

Day 2 · March 12, 2019 · 8:30 AM-3:30 PM · Autism Spectrum

The Graduate Center, CUNY

Stakeholders in the field will share effective practices to promote student success from college to career. Each day is focused on an aspect of neurodiversity, and will include updates from CUNY Unlimited and Project REACH, breakout sessions, a student panel, and opportunities for meaningful discussion.

Breakout Session Topics Include:

  • Strategies and Skills for Competitive Employment

  • Independent Living & Benefits Advisement

  • Universal Design for Learning

Professionals, parents, students, faculty, employers, and community advocates are all welcome to attend! This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about new initiatives and best practices in transition for neurodiverse young adults, as well as an opportunity for all stakeholders, both professional and from the community, to come together and make connections.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be served.

Presented by CUNY Disability Programs

CUNY Unlimited is a credential program in development through a TPSID grant partnership with the University of Rochester, AHRC NYC, the NYC Department of Education, and the JFK, Jr. Institute for Worker Education. Students with intellectual disability currently enrolled in model demonstration programs at five CUNY campuses prepare for employment by participating in academic courses, co-curricular activities, and vocational experiences aligned with their interests.

Project REACH is a university-wide project funded by the FAR Fund created to enhance CUNY’s capacity to support its growing population of college students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and to educate faculty and staff about students with ASD. Mini-grant programs at five CUNY campuses provide support to students with autism while developing best practices in the areas of peer mentoring, UDL, coaching, awareness and stigma, and transition to college.