The Transitions Albany campus offers a unique opportunity for young adults with learning differences, including autism, to connect with an urban environment and participate in full-year college programs and job training programs for autistic young adults.
Students with autism in Albany, New York, are often well supported through high school, but making the jump to a professional career or college comes with many new challenges. Transitions are equipped to help students adjust with plenty of support from faculty, mentors, and other students.
Autism Program in Albany, NY
Transitions Albany campus is located in the heart of a bustling urban environment, which creates many engaging learning opportunities for students. Most importantly, Transitions students in Albany have the chance to benefit from connections to the many colleges in the Capital Region, including Albany, Troy, and Schenectady.
Transitions aim to be an essential contributor to autism services in Albany, NY. We offer both two-year and four-year college and career support programs, which may include college courses, professional internships, and leadership opportunities.
Transitions students can choose to participate in our program while simultaneously enrolling in courses at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC), which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Transitions students do not need to complete a four-year degree to benefit from the supportive program and may alternatively choose to complete a certificate, a two-year degree, or a personalized program focusing on Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Engineering, or Fine Arts.
FMCC also offers an additional Individual Studies certificate and degree program called Collaborative Career Learning (COCAL), which combines classroom learning, professional mentorship, and hands-on workplace experience tailored to each student’s specific career goals.
Learning Social Skills and Independent Living
Although many academic opportunities are available for Transitions students, the focus on social skills and independent living is what sets Transitions apart from other programs. The goal of every Transitions program is to teach students the skills they need to thrive in life after high school, whether that means in their career, at college, or in their social relationships.
The programs offered at Transitions Albany include classes in social integration, self-management, safety and independent living, and self-advocacy. Transitions are also proud of our peer mentorship program, which matches students with peers to help with social skills and interpersonal development.
Learn more about applying to programs at our Albany location or our other campuses on our admissions page.