The 2020-2021 academic year registration form for the Creative Exchange & Life Skills virtual learning programs are open!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

CSI has transitioned to telecommuting for staff. As a result, the staff supporting the Creative Exchange & Life Skills programs will be operating remotely during our regularly scheduled hours, which are Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  We are constantly monitoring all communications received via email and voicemail. 

For general office needs, please call 718-982-2245, and email and  All calls & emails will receive a response within one business day. 

Thank you, and be well

Established in 1975 exclusively at CSI, Creative Exchange serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a non-degree program with ongoing educational offerings.  Creative Exchange also offers a more demanding non-degree program for Developmentally Disabled Adults called Life Skills.  Through social and academic initiatives, we foster a unique environment for personal growth through a sharing of ideas and opinions, regardless of ability as part of CSI's legacy of place initiative.

Contact Information

Michael S. Green
Phone : 718.982.2723
Contact Via Email


 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years old, or older
  • Recognized by NYSOPWDD as having a Developmental Disability
  • Motivated to participate independently


  • Monday - Thursday, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


  • Free 
  • Creative Exchange & Life Skills are generously sponsored by the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene 
  • Other sponsors include the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities 

How to Apply: 

  • Complete the Registration Form
  • Student course selection preferred 
  • In addition to a completed Registration Form, students in Creative Exchange and Life Skills must email with the following documents:
    • Current Physical Exam within the past 12 months
    • Recent Psychological Evaluation within the past 5 years 
  • For Life Skills applicants ONLY, students must also email the following documents at time of Registration.
    • Current Level of Care Eligibility Determination Form (LCED) 
    • Copy of ISP/Life Plan either recommending continuing with the Life Skills Program or recommending entering the Life Skills Program. 


35th Annual Phi Beta Delta International Conference

May 25, 2021 - 11:00am to May 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars will host a fully online conference with the theme “Moving Forward: The Future of Collaboration in Our Diverse World.” Research paper and poster presentations will be shared online.