Register for May 28 Supported Education Symposium in NYC: CA

Community Access: Register for May 28 Supported Education Symposium in NYC

Community Access, home of Blueprint Supported Education, is hosting the first symposium on Supported Education in New York City. This will take place Tuesday May 28th at 17 Battery Place, Suite 1326, New York, NY, 10004.

Supported Education is a promising community mental health practice, emerging from the field of psychiatric rehabilitation, that can play a pivotal role in addressing these disparities. Blueprint began providing Supported Education services in 2015 and is funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It is the first program in NYC dedicated to supporting the education goals of students experiencing mental health concerns, with a focus on students who also have a history of criminal justice involvement.


This symposium is focused on promoting equity in access to education and developing improved supports for students with a history of mental health concerns, including those with justice involvement. The primary objectives of the day are: sharing best practices, network building, and identifying a policy agenda for Supported Education in New York City.

Representatives from ImpulSE, founders of the European Network on Supported Education (ENSEd), will present a keynote on the development of their network, and suggest strategies for initiating a similar network in New York.


Register to attend this free event at

Program Details


Keynote Speaker: Lies Korevaar, Professor of Rehabilitation, Hanze University (Groningen, the Netherlands) University (Groningen, the therlands) 

Professor Korevaar has been principal lead and investigator of more than 30 Supported Education projects and initiated the first university based Associate Degree to become a Peer Support Provider. Between 2015 and 2017, he was the project leader of the European Erasmus+ ImpulSE project, setting up the European Network of Supported Education ENSEd).


Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Alysia Pascaris, Deputy CEO, Community Access



City University of New York (CUNY)

CUNY College of Staten Island - Center for Student Accessibility

CUNY College of Staten Island - LEADS Program

Erasmus ImpulSE project

Fountain House

New York State Education Department

Rutgers University

Blueprint Supported Education
Community Links

CAC Consulting and Training
College and Community Fellowship