Transitions Program Offers Virtual Summer Camp for Success in College, Career and Independent Living
Program supports students and young adults with autism and other learning differences
Mayfield, N.Y.- Transitions, a premier program designed to advance college and career success for young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other learning differences, announced today the decision to move its summer programs online to ensure the good health and safety of staff and students.
Classes, enrichment courses, activities and individual planning and counseling sessions will be available for students at Transitions to enroll in virtually. Students will receive both group and individual classes and mentoring Monday through Saturday each week with fun and stimulating activities and virtual social programming added to the core curriculum, all offered online.
Each year, Transitions hosts Summer at Transitions programs at which high school students and young adults under the age of 27 with autism, ADHD and other learning differences learn a variety of valuable skills, including:
- Living independently and safely
- Socialization and developing meaningful relationships
- Healthy living, wellness and developing good habits
- Executive functioning and time management
- Employment and career planning and internships
- College prep and transitioning from home
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we have helped our students thrive through online learning, and I’m confident we can continue to assist new and returning students find the same success this summer with these virtual offerings,” says Shaloni Winston, Founder of Transitions and Executive Director and CEO of Lexington.
The three-week Summer Immersion programs will begin on July 13, 2020 and again on August 3, 2020. Transitions also will offer its week-long specialty camps virtually as well throughout the summer. More information about these programs and applications are available on the Transitions website or by calling (518) 661-6617. Transitions staff members are available at the Transitions’ Mayfield campus for online meetings, phone calls or discussions with students and parents about their programs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Transitions is also currently accepting applications for its 2020/2021 full-year program that begins in September. For more information visit transitionsusa.org.
Transitions, formed in 2015, is a program of Lexington — a chapter of The Arc New York — that prepares teens and young adults with autism and learning differences for college, careers and life. This demographic often needs extra preparation before they can live independently and achieve success in higher education and their careers. Transitions developed a curriculum crafted from evidence-based programs and grounded in internationally recognized approaches that will set students on a path toward success. The Transitions curriculum and learning environments are specially tailored to give all students equal opportunities to learn and thrive. To learn more call (518) 775-5384, visit www.transitionsusa.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexington, a chapter of The Arc New York, is a private, not-for-profit agency providing a wide range of services to adults and children who have disabilities in Fulton and Albany Counties. Created in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, Lexington is recognized as one of the leading agencies of its kind in New York State. For more information about Lexington and its programs and services visit www.thearclexington.org.
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