The Center on Community Inclusion at the LIU Post is dedicated to
providing resources to school districts, service providers and families
so that individuals with disabilities will meet with success in
inclusive environments. CCI hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year which are designed to enrich our community, our families, and our educators. We bring together some of the brightest and most accomplished experts in the field of special needs education and support through a variety of programs including: intensive autism
training for professionals in the special needs field, programs that
build family bonds and communication, and workshops that build
independence, confidence and skills in individuals with special needs.
I Can Bike
LIU Post is a participating school in I Can Bike, a national organization that uses adaptive equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of instruction each day for five days, approximately 85 percent of participants learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently. Within days of learning to ride, many children exhibit independent behaviors for the first time ever, which helps them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.
Each participant with a disability and his/her typical peer is paired with a graduate student enrolled in LIU Post’s Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Psychology, or Speech-Language programs.
To be eligible to enroll, participants must be at least eight years old. They must have a disability but be able to walk without an assistive device such as a walker or cane and be able to side-step quickly to both sides. Participants should have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches and weigh no more than 250 pounds.
The fee for the camp is $200. Some scholarships are available. Please select the "Events" tab on the left-hand navigation bar to see when we are hosting the next I Can Bike camp. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Connections: A Program for Children with Autism and Their Siblings
Connections is a supportive bond-building program for children with autism and their siblings. The Program provides social, communication and leisure skill instruction for children with autism, support for siblings and inclusive sibling interaction opportunities.
Instruction is provided by faculty and graduate students from multiple departments from the LIU Post, including Counseling & Development, Psychology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Special Education & Literacy, and Health, Physical Education & Movement Science. This program is made possible by a grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and Autism Speaks.
LIU Post's Center for Community Inclusion hosted screenings during the ReelAbilities NY Disabilities Film Festival March 16 and March 18 in Gold Coast Cinema. Each year, the festival is presented in over 30 venues throughout eight New York counties, from Long Island, through the five boroughs, and Westchester. Among these venues are the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, NY Public Library branches, NYU, Community centers, Cinema Arts Centers, and more.
News and Press Releases
‘Who Cares About Kelsey’ to be Screened at LIU Post March 28