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CUNY LEADS Program

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CUNY LEADS Program

What is CUNY LEADS?

CUNY LEADS (Linking Employment, Academics, and Disability Services) is a program established to facilitate successful academic and career outcomes for students with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY programs.

This exciting program is free of charge for eligible candidates and available on all CUNY campuses.  Each campus has a LEADS counselor that collaborates with campus departments, agencies, and businesses to provide career guidance and support to students.

Students interested in participating in the LEADS Program do not need to register with The Accessability Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS), but will need to provide documentation of a disability to the LEADS Advisor.  Please note that all information shared with LEADS Advisor is kept private and confidential.

The LEADS Advisor is a fully integrated staff member of the AAC/SDS, and thus also performs accessiblity intakes and assseses and determines for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services.  

What services are provided by the CUNY LEADS Program?

  • Academic advisement
  • Career counseling
  • Resume preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Internship assistance
  • Job seeking assistance 
  • Advocacy skills

Resources:
Lime Connect
JAN (Job Accommodation Network)
US EEOC
Viscardi Center 
Think Beyond the Label
CareerEco-Virtual career fair
Americans with Disabilities Technical Assistance Program
The Americans with Disablities Act Document Center 
Acces-VR

Events:
For more information about LEADS events please visit our events page.

 

Contact Information:
CUNY LEADS Advisor
Patricia Bianchi, MSEd, CRC
Phone: 212.650.7573
Fax: 212.650.5772
E-mail: pbianchi@ccny.cuny.edu