This six week Summer Transition Program for students with disabilities lets youths fully explore their communities through a range of activities.
Our Transition Services Summer Program gives students with disabilities, who would otherwise be homebound or receiving limited programming, the opportunity to be part of a more comprehensive learning experience that also prevents substantial regression during the summer months.
Serving approximately 40 students, ages 14 to 21, with cognitive, physical, developmental and learning disabilities, the program encourages students to fully explore their communities and learn valuable life and socialization skills that are not necessarily emphasized during the academic year.
• Six Week Program
• Program Hosted in Nassau and Suffolk County Locations
• Supervised and Staffed by Trained Adult Professionals*
• Community Integration and Life Skills/Personal Finance Activities
• FREE Lunch Twice a Week
Hands-on experiences in clerical, cultural/museum, food service, health, hotel/hospitality and retail work settings.
Educational & Social Excursions
Weekly trips to Long Island and New York City attractions such as the Intrepid Museum, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Riverhead Aquarium, Vanderbilt Planetarium, South Street Seaport/Circle Line, Bay Shore Ferry, Bronx Zoo, Adventureland, Old Westbury Gardens, Belmont Lake State Park, Long Island Ducks and Brooklyn Cyclones baseball games and more. Admission fees included in summer rate.
Students learn to use the bus, railroad and NYC subway to travel to various points of interest.
Additional Youth Transition Services Offered:
• Youth Transition Services Program
• CDOS Credential and Skills Credential Requirements Program
• 18 to 21 Year Old Program
• After-School Program
• Socialization Programs – evenings
• At-risk Youth Attendance Retention Program (PROSPER)
For more information, contact: Barry Tussman, Director of Youth Transition Services, at email@example.com or 516.465.1529 or Jillian Bianco, Coordinator of Transition Services at Jbianco@viscardicenter.org or 516.465.1423.
*Background checks conducted, including fingerprinting completed through NYS Department of Education.