Our higher education programs engage young adults with disabilities in individualized academic, vocational, community and social experiences, preparing them to be competitively employed and to obtain higher earnings.

College is an essential component of the preparation of young adults with disabilities to become productive members of their community.

AHRC New York City’s Melissa Riggio Higher Education prepares young adults with intellectual disabilities to be competitively employed and to obtain higher earnings.


Melissa Riggio Higher Education Programs

Individuals with intellectual disabilities over the age of 21 who reside in one of the boroughs listed above may apply to attend the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at the college listed for their borough.

Our college based programs designed to prepare people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities for adult life through:

  • higher education coursework
  • career exploration and preparation
  • self awareness and socialization

These programs engage students in supporting individualized academic, vocational, community and social experiences. Students have the same opportunities for social and personal growth as other young adults who attend college.

College Grads

AHRC New York City’s Higher Education programs are available in the following boroughs:

The Bronx, at Hostos Community College (CUNY)

Brooklyn, at Kingsborough Community College (CUNY)

Manhattan, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)

Staten Island, at The College of Staten Island (CUNY)

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