Transition Services

The Arc of Rensselaer County has a proud tradition of partnering with local school districts to offer innovative options for students with disabilities as they prepare to transition to life after high school.  Our staff work with school personnel to provide person-centered transition planning to help young people develop a direction as they move into adulthood. Students learn about the work world directly from the business community through job tours and shadowing, internships and paid employment during their last few years of high school.   In addition to learning job skills, young people learn many of the “soft skills” critical to long-term success in employment.  Students interested in continuing their education after high school are provided assistance in preparing for college or trade school with activities such as completing college applications, applying for financial aid, touring local campuses, class scheduling and accessing campus resources. Young people are also provided assistance making connections with adult service providers prior to graduation to insure consistent supports are available. Our staff are a source of expertise in translating NYS Education Department graduation guidelines into supports that result in quality young adult outcomes upon graduation.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Shawn's Story

Shawn Fultz is confident, smart and determined. He can most definitely run circles around most of us with his thrill-seeking energy and enthusiasm to try new and exciting athletic ventures, including sled hockey and skiing.

He credits much of his success in these areas to The Arc of Rensselaer County. “I’m in a much better place now than I used to be in,” he said, explaining that he is receiving the level of care that he needs to function at his best. And his best possible level is pretty amazing.

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