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New Book by Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program Graduate!

by Mark Aaron Polger on 2019-06-12T16:13:00-04:00 | Comments

The College of Staten Island Library extends its congratulations to the 2019 graduates of the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at the College of Staten Island. This Program is a college-based program designed to prepare people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities for adult life through higher education coursework, career exploration and preparation, community living, personal development and socialization.  

One of this year's senior projects is a children's book authored by Jade Granito, one of the 2019 graduates. Her book is entitled "The Wheelchair Puppy" and the CSI Library is proud to include this title in our K-12 Text Collection, located on the 2nd floor of the CSI Library.

This program is developed by AHRC New York City, a family-governed organization committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build full lives as defined by each person and supported by dedicated families, staff and community partners. 

AHRC New York City is a chapter of The Arc New York. The Arc New York is the largest organization serving people with developmental disabilities. NYSARC serves over 60,000 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through its 55 chapters in New York state. NYSARC is an affiliated member of Arc of the United States.

The 2019 graduates of the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at CSI include:

Michael Carbonaro
Joseph DeCandido
Jade Granito

Jerome Jackson
Jesse Quiroz

Jared Reiter

Leigh Trezza

For more information, please contact:

2800 Victory Blvd., Building 2A-203

Staten IslandNY 10314

                                                                                                                           Phone: 718-982-2083

 

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