College Partnerships

Lifestyles for the Disabled College Partnership program offers Lifestyles participants the opportunity to learn alongside college students from Empire State College-SUNY, Lehman College-CUNY, Wagner College and St. John’s University.   


Lifestyles students have learned about several topics over the years, such as:


Empire State College

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Women Poets: Emily Dickenson, Bronte Sisters

Money Management

Disenfranchised Black Poets

Nature Journal Writing

Book Club (To Kill A Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet etc.)


Wagner College

Poetry Writing 

Short Story Writing

Human Rights & Civil Liberties

Theater Acting 

Theater Appreciation


Lehman College

History of Disability

Throughout the semester, college students and Lifestyles students learn and work alongside each other.  At the end of the semester, they present their final projects with their partners.

In addition to learning, Lifestyles students experience typical college campus life by joining their college peers in demonstrations and activities such as Health Safety, Equality for Disabilities and Voting Rights, in Union Halls.  They enjoy eating lunch in the college cafe, and having conversations with their fellow college students.  They have taken field trips to museums, parks and historical sites such as Edgar Allan Poe’s home, in the Bronx.

Lifestyles students’ poetry was featured in The New York Times article, College Students and Disabled Adults Create Spooky Found Poetry Together, on October 25, 2018.



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