Living Resources’ College Experience at The College of Saint Rose (CEP) helps young adults with intellectual disabilities transition to independence in the safety of a supportive college community. It is a certificate program that gives young adults an opportunity to attend college, intern at area businesses, and transition into an independent adult life. Although this year looks a little different than it has in years past, CEP is up and running with in-person and virtual instruction. Graduates can continue to receive guidance and assistance through our Transitions and Employment Services programs which supports their journey towards independence.
You may remember hearing from Brendan and his father Mike last year and the impact that Living Resources College Experience program had on their lives. The video of this speech can be found here: https://youtu.be/BNHWe5F6ydM
We thought you would enjoy this update:
Brendan Salmon is a 2018 CEP graduate who currently lives with roommates in their own apartment in Albany. He volunteered at St. Peter’s hospital through CEP where he demonstrated an amazing work ethic and career goals. He was quickly offered a paying job and was there with the assistance of our employment services until his job was furloughed in mid-March due to the pandemic.
Brendan has recently returned to work in the cafeterias of St. Peter’s Hospital where he is responsible for cleaning two of the hospital cafeterias. He is thrilled to be back and he has even stepped up his game following the many new cleaning protocols which are now in place. We are so very proud of Brendan and all our students as they move forward!