Supported Education is a community mental health program designed to assist individuals with psychiatric disabilities, age 18 or older, to select, obtain and maintain educational goals. Through the use of individual support, the student or potential student will identify his/her educational needs and strengths to formulate a specific educational goal which may range from attending college to simply improving basic literacy.
The Supported Education Program assists in all phases of acquiring education. This includes researching educational settings, assisting with the application process, obtaining accommodations, helping to explore financial aid options and when needed, orientation to the campus or school environment.
Services include but are not limited to coordination of educational supports, direct on-campus assistance, referral to needed resources, and advocacy and coordination of services with educational and mental health providers.
If needed and desired, we may “walk with you” through your entire educational experience and then assist you with transitioning to a job goal.
For more information please contact:
Albany, Schenectady & Rensselaer Counties
Julie Pirog, MS, LMHC
Schools and Partnerships
- University at Albany
- Hudson Valley Community College
- Schenectady County Community College
- The College of St. Rose
- Maria College
- Russell Sage College
- Sage College of Albany
- Siena College
- Educational Opportunity Center
- Capital Region BOCES
- Literacy Volunteers
- Branford Hall
- Various TASC preparation programs (formally GED)