York Enrichment Services (YES) is a TRIO Student Support Services program funded by the U. S. Department of Education. The YES program provides supportive services to assist students with academic and personal development. We are here to guide and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.
York Enrichment Services
"Enriching the York experience for students with disabilities"
The YES Program offers the following services:
- Counseling and Workshops
Adaptive Technology Equipment and Training
- Resource Library for Textbooks
- Peer Mentor Program
- Coordination of Accommodations
For further information or to apply to the program, please come to the YES office in 1G02 - AC. You may also contact us via telephone at 718.262.2274 or 718-262-2423.
The mission of York Enrichment Services is to assist students with disabilities as they work towards completing their bachelor's degrees. In addition to the services that the YES program offer, we partner with the Center for Students with Disabilities to connect services that will accomodate the special needs. To qualify for the program, a student must have a documented impairment which causes a significant limitation to a major life activity.
There are many different types of disabilities. They may be visible or unseen. Physical and medical conditions, emotional disorders, and learning disabilities are examples of impairments that would qualify a student for disability services. Accommodations can also be made for students with temporary disabilities.
YES participants receive the following free services:
One-on-one and small group tutoring sessions are arranged as needed each semester for general education requirement courses as well as many major courses. In order to receive tutoring you must speak to the YES counselor or the Learning Specialist.
Counseling / Workshops
YES participants are assigned a counselor, who works with the student every semester until graduation. Counselors work with students on academic advisement as well as personal and career concerns. Workshops on topics such as time management are offered each semester to all Y.E.S. participants. Check with the Y.E.S. counselor for a current workshop schedule.
Adaptive Technology and Equipment
Located in room AC-3G12 in the library, York's new Adaptive Technology Center serves all students with disabilities. The Center contains computers with the latest software to assist students. The computer lab is designed and designated for use by students with disabilities.. Available software includes:
- "Zoom Text 8.0", which enlarges everything viewed on the monitor, and can read text aloud
- "Jaws", which is a text reading program
- "Kurzweil 3000", a scanning and reading program
- "Dragon: Naturally Speaking" voice recognition software, which types what you speak.
All our computers have Internet access. The closed circuit televisions (CCTV) increase print size and can change background. The Center's copier zooms material up to 200% larger than the original. In addition, students can borrow equipment such as tape recorders. Individual and group orientation to the Adaptive Technology Center is offered throughout the semester by appointment. Free training is also available to enhance computer and internet skills. You must be a valid member of YES or SSD to use our equipment.
TRIO Resource Library is available for YES participants. Students who are experiencing financial difficulties (and do not receive a book voucher) can use books for the semester. This service is provided through our sister program Student Support Services (SSS). In order to access this service you must first see your YES counselor.
Freshmen and new transfer students are welcome to participate in our Peer Mentor Program. The program pairs students of the same major. The pair meets regularly to get new students acclimated to York College. See your YES counselor if you are interested.
Coordination of accommodations are arranged with the Center for Students with Disabilities (Academic Core Building Room 1G02, telephone 718.262.2703) and faculty. See your YES or CSD counselor if you need any accommodations.
Extended time for test taking
Counseling - Academic/Career/Personal
Temporary short-term accommodations
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