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
Disenfranchised Black Poets
Nature Journal Writing
Book Club (To Kill A Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet etc.)
Short Story Writing
Human Rights & Civil Liberties
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.