Back row left to right: Jason Knapp, Stephen Nark, Jayvon Powell, Matthew Brady, Dillan Geary Second row: Ben Allen, Christine Cornnell, Lauren Artessa, Allie Polidori, Molly Krajewski, Jordan LaBarbera Front: Dakota Minckler


College LIFE, a program of Upstate Cerebral Palsy and SUNY Polytechnic Institute, recently celebrated its 2nd-anniversary providing people with developmental disabilities a learning experience on a college campus.  Families, Upstate Cerebral Palsy and SUNY Polytechnic Institute staff including Dr. Veronica Tichenor, and supporters were in attendance to celebrate the students enrolled in this unique program, designed to help students develop life, work, and self-advocacy skills to achieve the next level of independence and lead fully inclusive lives.

This is a unique program, unlike any other in this area, in that it allows students from Upstate Cerebral Palsy to learn skills at a 4-year university, to bring them to the next level of independence based on their unique abilities and interests. This program empowers people to be a part of the SUNY Poly campus community and to experience life on a college campus while working on their goals set forth by the program and by the students themselves. For more information on the College Life Program, please contact Dawn Gentile, Director II of Vocational Services, at (315) 725-2181.


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