The mission of the Learning Disabilities Project is to develop students’ self-understanding of their own strengths and limitations. The Learning Disabilities Project addresses these needs by assisting students in receiving evaluations, and reviewing their learning disability assessments in a supportive and friendly environment. Furthermore, training for faculty and staff at CUNY is provided on a regular basis to support the continued growth of our students.
In 2009 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) published a report that 5% of all students in public schools are identified as having a learning disability. As the numbers rise, the responsibility of colleges to provide supports that meet the needs of students with learning disabilities increase.