The Viscardi Center
Youth Transition Services
A Seamless Transition from School to Adulthood
Transitioning young people with disabilities from school to the adult and working world requires a cooperative effort among families, school staff, and community service providers.
Youth Transition Services for students with developmental and intellectual of disabilities ages 14 to 21 focus on career development, employment preparation, independent living, and community integration through work-based learning and functional academics that meet each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.
With decades of expertise in Youth Transition Services, we continue to expand and adapt our programs to meet the changing needs of the Long Island disability community.
Five Engaging Program Elements
Diverse Programming for Adolescents and Young Adults
Our various Youth Transition Services are rounded out with other programs and services to provide a tailored experience for students with disabilities.
Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Program
A transition program structured to meet all the work readiness requirements specified by the State of New York. Includes career readiness and exploration through community service and learning projects.
Six-Week Summer Program
A comprehensive learning program that prevents substantial regression. Students attend educational and social excursions to local attractions, as well as take part in travel training and classroom activities.
A wide-ranging afterschool program that combines unique academic enrichment, homework assistance, and broad recreational programming.
ACT Socialization Program
A range of monthly evening activities for participants ages 14-25 geared towards building support networks and socialization outside of school.
Recreation and Respite Program
A free summer program offered for Town of North Hempstead residents, ages 8+ who are eligible for services by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
Pre-Employment Transition Services Programs
EXPLORE provides an early start to career exploration and prepares students for gainful employment following graduation from high school.
STRIVE provides students, not receiving services through the New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES), with programming. Click here to view the monthly activity calendar.
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