ALBANY, N.Y. – Living Resources will host an information session and networking event for Capital Region businesses interested in serving as an internship or employment site for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in The College Experience program on Wednesday, February 24 from noon to 1 p.m.
The College Experience, which launched in 2005, is a groundbreaking two-year certificate program in partnership with The College of Saint Rose that provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus living.
The multi-faceted program consists of academic, community, and residential segments, including a semester-long internship rotation at an area business. During the information session, past interns will discuss their success stories and Living Resources will provide local organizations with details on how to host interns or employees in future semesters.
“The College Experience offers students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to better their futures while providing real services to businesses throughout the Capital Region. Many of the internships result in paid positions for our students,” said Living Resources CEO Fred Erlich. “The opportunity to experience higher education and campus life should be accessible to all students. The College Experience internship program is a crucial step in helping our students transition to independent adult life.”
The employer information session and networking event, hosted in partnership with The College of Saint Rose and The Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, will be held at Living Resources at 300 Washington Avenue Extension in Albany.
There is no cost to attend. A complimentary lunch will be served. For more information or to register in advance, visit www.thecollegeexperience.org/networking-event-registration/ or call 518-218-0000.
About Living Resources
Living Resources is a non-profit organization which provides services a broad range of intellectual and developmental disabilities and impairments. Living Resources supports more than 1,200 individuals in a variety of community and residential settings throughout an eleven-county area. Established in 1974, Living Resources’ programs and services have grown to include day habilitation, supportive employment, clinical services, fine arts instruction, interpreting services for the hearing impaired, after school programming, service coordination and The College Experience in collaboration with The College of Saint Rose. Living Resources also provides services to brain injury survivors and veterans. Through its Certified and Licensed home care divisions, Living Resources assists seniors living in their own homes and individuals with post-acute medical conditions. For more information, visit www.livingresources.org.