ASD & Project REACH


farfundlogosmall Project REACH: Resources and Education on Autism as CUNY’s Hallmark- an Autism Initiative at City University of New York:  REACH is a project developed at City University of New York (CUNY) to build capacity to better serve the growing population of college students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This project is funded by the Far Fund. >>

Project Reach In the News

Center for Student Accessibility Works with Academic Departments on Initiative for Students on the Autism Spectrum

CUNY Project Reach Mini-Grants Competition Results

REACHing Out To Students With Autism


Creative Writing Class Inspires Student to Blog on Autism
City College

CSI to Launch Advanced Certificate Program in Autism
College of Staten Island

Institutionalizing Support for the Autism Community
Brooklyn College

Kindness in the Community: Center for Student Accessibility Receives Donation from North Shore Rotary
College of Staten Island


Reasonable Accommodations Guide <pdf>

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership

Autistic Self Advocacy Network 

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership


FAR Fund Executive Director Shirlee Taylor and Project REACH Director Lisa Pollich
Strategic Advisory attendees exchange best practices during break-out sessions
Project REACH after presenting to the 2012 ADA Diversity Compliance Officer
Project REACH presented a poster at Autism Speaks’ Fifth Annual ‘World Focus on Autism'
John Schiavone spoke at the CUNY Board of Trustees Annual Manhattan Borough Hearing, on the topic of Project REACH and its place in CUNY
Autism Speaks to everyone: Luis Gutierrez proudly displays the Autism Speaks tee shirt that he received while volunteering at the Autism Speaks walk this past spring.
Members of the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities, Aquina Nolan, Gregory Bradford and Liliete Lopez, during singing of the national anthem on CUNY Night at Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game.
Attendees were treated to a visit by City Council Members Margaret Chin of District 1 and Mark Weprin of District 23.
Charles Carr Project Technician of Project REACH

John Schiavone Borough Hearing Testimony

Welcome to CUNY.EDU


CUNY REACH College Projects


Borough of Manhattan Community College
Progressing Autism Spectrum Services <pdf>

Brooklyn College
Collaborative Autism Spectrum Program

College of Staten Island
Building Bridges Initiative

CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities
Project Campus Awareness and Student Engagement

Kingsborough Community College
Transition to College Support

Laguardia Community College
Project ASSIST
Academic and Social Student Integration for Success Team

Contact us

Central Office of Student Affairs

555 W. 57th Street, 14thFl.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646-664-8800


Lisa Pollich, Ph.D., Project Director

John A. Schiavone II, Project Assistant

Gregory Bradford, Office Assistant

Charles Carr, Project Technician