Transitions program set to expand to Albany

MAYFIELD — Transitions, a premier program designed to advance college and career success for young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other learning differences, has announced its expansion into Albany.

The first Transitions campus is located in Mayfield, where the program was founded in 2015.

This postsecondary program is for young adults with learning differences — including autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and visual or hearing impairments — and the desire to attend college and/or prepare for a career. Transitions provides academic, social, medical and emotional assistance for students as they pursue their educational and professional goals. Transitions curriculum focuses on building academic, employment, life and general independence skills.

As part of the expansion into New York’s Capital Region, Transitions has announced two new partnerships. The first is with Mildred Elley, a college with locations in Albany and Manhattan, and Pittsfield, Mass. that offers two-year programs and professional certifications in business management; office, project and event management; medical assistance; practical nursing (LPN) and nurse aide training (CNA); paralegal studies; information technology; massage therapy and cosmetology.

Transitions has also cultivated a new partnership with Warren Washington Albany Counties ARC (WWAARC), an organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in those three counties of New York state. The partnership with Transitions will provide internship opportunities for students in the Albany area as well as additional support in obtaining and maintaining employment.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand the Transitions program to Albany,” said Shaloni Winston, founder of Transitions. “We are thankful for the foresight and support of our new partners, Mildred Elley and WWAARC. Our new location, situated in the capital of New York state, will create valuable educational and career opportunities for Transitions students who live and study in Albany as well as the surrounding areas.”

Transitions offers students full-year and summer immersion experiences as well as week-long and weekend specialty camps. Summer programs take place on the Transitions campus in Mayfield. Applications are now being accepted for the full-year program in Albany, which will start in early 2021.

For more information or to schedule a tour of either the Mayfield or Albany campuses, visit Transitions online at www.transitionsusa.org or call (518) 775-5374.


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