What do we do?

The Threshold Program is a non-degree post-secondary program for young adults with diverse learning, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Our faculty and staff provide student support in dorm living, mentoring and counseling, student activities, career training, and independent living skills.

When are we available?

The Threshold staff is working on campus, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where can you find us?
Why would you contact us?

Threshold students would contact our department for any questions about:

  • Residence life and student activities
  • Career exploration
  • Class support
  • Social engagement
  • Counseling

Our alumni also receive support in job searching, social activities, and accessing disability benefits.

How do you contact us?
Questions
Who do I talk to for issues in student housing?

There are four residence life staff members living among the students for support. Each night, one of them will be on duty, reachable by the 'Duty Phone' number that you were given at orientation. You can also reach out to Susanne Carter during the day in her office or by email scarte15@lesley.edu.

What kind of clubs or activities does Lesley have?

Lesley has many clubs, activities, and team sports available to students. Some of them are listed on the Student Organizations page (https://lesley.edu/students/organizations-activities/student-organizations). Threshold staff will accompany students to the activities fair in the fall to learn about the activities available.

Who can I talk to if I'm feeling homesick, struggling socially, or having a difficult time with my feelings?

Each of you will have a mentor with who you meet weekly to check in and discuss ways to deal with the challenges you are facing. For more support, please contact Melpo Kalaitzidis via email at mkalaitz@lesley.edu. She will help you meet with a counseling intern or find a therapist.

Can I take undergrad courses as a Threshold student?

You will probably find that you are pretty busy with your courses and navigating college life during your first year at Threshold. If you are interested in taking an undergraduate class in your second year, Joanne Silva will help you find a class that you are interested in, and that fits into your schedule. Please email Louise Perryman at lperryma@lesley.edu.