The L.I.V.E.S. ProgramsSM Admission Requirements

While the L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM is a university-based program, the students will be admitted to the SUNY-Geneseo/Arc of Livingston Wyoming Counties L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM  and not SUNY-Geneseo.  The  SUNY-Geneseo L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM, in collaboration with the Arc of Livingston Wyoming Counties, will seek to accept 8 - 12 new students each year, who are typically age 21 or older at the start of their program and are eligible for OPWDD(Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) services and live in Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties.  All interested parties must complete the application process.  (All potential applicants must submit the completed student and parent application.)

 Potential applicants must:

  • have an intellectual and/or developmental disability, be eligible for OPWDD services, and live with the Finger Lakes DDSO assigned counties;
  • comprehend at a 3rd grade reading level;
  • be able to communicate orally with others;
  • have attended 4 years of high school and have maintained a satisfactory attendance record;
  • have received a Regent's Diploma, a Local Diploma, a General Education Development (GED), an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Diploma, a Certificate of Completion (attendance) from an accredited educational institution, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, or the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential;
  • demonstrate successful participation in an academic setting, life-skills curriculum, and/or in a vocational situation;
  • demonstrate good social skills and the ability to act in a socially appropriate manner;
  • have a desire for greater independence;
  • be eligible for or are receiving SSI;
  • have a familial or natural support group that will help the student reach his/her goals;
  • travel independently or be instructed on how to use the LATS public transportation system;
  • have a familial or natural support group to provide transportation to and from the college setting and other events as determined by the student, that are not provided by the LATS public transportation system; and
  • be willing to make a one to four-year commitment to the L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM

 

While the L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM is a university-based program, the students will be admitted to the SUNY-Geneseo/Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM  and not SUNY-Geneseo.  The L.I.V.E.S. ProgramSM  at SUNY-Geneseo, in collaboration with GVEP will seek to accept 8 - 12 new students each year, who are between 18-21 years of age at the start of their program and have an intellectual and/or other developmental disability.  All interested parties must complete the application process.  (All potential applicants must submit the completed student and parent application.)

 Potential applicants must:

  • have an intellectual and/or developmental disability and meet eligibility criteria;
  • be working toward the Common Core Standards as deemed by the NY State Regents, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, the Skills and Achievment Commencement Credential, or certificate;
  • have completed 4 years of high school and have maintained a satisfactory attendance record;
  • comprehend at a 3rd grade reading level;
  • have demonstrated successful participation in an academic setting, function-skills curriculum, and/or in a vocational situation;
  • be able to communicate or with a communication device with others;
  • demonstrate good social skills and the ability to act in a socially appropriate manner;
  • have a desire for greater independence;
  • have a familial or natural support group that will help the student reach his/her goals;
  • travel independently or be instructed on how to use the LATS public transportation system;
  • have a familial or natural support group to provide transportation to and from the college setting and other events as determined by the student, that are not provided by the LATS public transportation system.