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Bridge to Earning, Learning and Living (BELL)

BELL Program

The Bridge to Earning Learning and Living (BELL) Program is an inclusive postsecondary certificate program offered by Roberts Wesleyan University on campus for students age 18-26 with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood. The program is a partnership between CP Rochester, Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES, and Roberts Wesleyan University.

The BELL Program focuses on authentic inclusive experiences that provide academic enrichment, socialization, and the acquisition of life and vocational skills necessary for sustainable and gainful employment. A key component of this program is that all members of the campus community can benefit from inclusive experiences.

All courses, activities, and work experiences are catered to students’ individual career goals and interests. Personal enrichment, independence, and preparation for competitive employment after graduation are goals for all students.

The BELL program creates opportunities for students to:

  • develop personal growth and skills through on- and off-campus academic, social, and vocational experiences
  • practice independent, responsible living skills
  • build positive relationships in a caring campus community
  • integrate these experiences in preparation for competitive employment

Contact Information

For general information

Mikaela Potter
BELL Program Director at Roberts Wesleyan University

For students age 18-21

Nicole Littlewood
Supervisor, Exceptional Children/SPED at Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES

For students age 21-26

Laurie Gendron
Consumer Care Coordinator at CP Rochester
585.334.6000 x2281