Life Skills Experiences for Young Adults

In addition to the Summer Immersion Experience, Transitions also offers One-Week Experiences for young adults interested in exploring certain aspects of independent living more in-depth.

At these programs, students will not only receive instruction in skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives, they will also experience all the fun the Adirondacks can offer, with outdoor excursions and arts enrichment classes alike! Students can attend the program just for the day or they can stay overnight in Transitions apartments.

For more information, call us at (518) 775-5384.

Social Success

January 8-13, 2023 for Residential Students,
January 9-13, 2023 for Day Scholars

This program is dedicated to helping students become comfortable and fluent in any social situation. Do you feel uneasy in different social situations? Do you not know what to say or how to build lasting relationships? Do you want to build your “friends base” with like-minded people? Our certified instructors will help you meet all those goals and more through the PEERS® curriculum, community activities and events that reinforce the skills learned and help you feel confident in all social situations. The program will also teach acceptance, tolerance, safety when meeting and building relationships, and appropriate interpersonal skills. Interspersed with social education will be fun recreation activities such as painting, sculpting, culinary classes, theater and yoga.

My Path To Employment

June 4-9, 2023 for Residential Students,
June 5-9, 2023 for Day Scholars

Come to this program to learn about the start-to-finish process of finding gainful employment. Sessions will cover important job skills, work ethics, what a supervisor is looking for in an employee, how to stand out in an interview and on the job, building better resumes and cover letters, career searching and completing an internship followed by a full assessment. Because life can’t only be about work, there will also be fun activities in art, photography and more.

Organizing My Life

June 11-16, 2023 for Residential Students,
June 12-16, 2023 for Day Scholars

Celebration of the ARTS

June 19-23, 2023 for Day Scholars,
Contact for Residential options


August 6-11, 2023 for Residential Students,
August 7-11, 2023 for Day Scholars

At this program, students will be presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation. Transitions instructors will help students build confidence, dream big and create to the fullest extent of their ambition.

Life After High School

August 13-18, 2023 for Residential Students,
August 14-18, 2023 for Day Scholars

This program helps prepare students for life after high school. Students will learn self-reliance and explore what comes next for them, whether it be a career or college, and how to succeed no matter what path each student chooses.

My Independent Life

December 27-30, 2023 for All Students – Mayfield

This program will help you build independence, become self-reliant and learn about living on your own. There are no age limits – you must only be motivated to learn. The program includes classes on social skills, independent living, safety, communication, budgeting, accessing community supports and more. There will be hands-on activities, practical skill development and fun art, theater, dance and yoga classes.

Adirondack Expressions Art Experience

June 18-23, 2023 for Residential Students
June 19-23, 2023 for Day Scholars

The program is for young adults aged 16-27 who have learning differences and want to learn about art. Students can choose to stay overnight or attend just for the day. The activities, projects and social events here will promote each student’s unique talents, creativity and self-esteem.

During this one-week session, students participate in exciting Adirondack activities and outings and work with experienced artists on fun and educational art projects. At the end of the week, an exhibition of the art created here will show off each student’s creativity to parents, friends and family. With two classes per day in disciplines such as painting, woodworking, cooking, photography and paper crafts, there is something at the Adirondack Expressions Art Experience for every budding artist.