Transitions is proud to offer a wide variety of programs, including Mini Camps, summer sessions and a year-round curriculum, to support young adults who have learning differences and need support as they go to college, get their first jobs and live independently for the first time. Over the past three years, we have seen the curriculum at Transitions change the lives of dozens of young adults who experienced our programs. Our Apprentices are Dean's List college students, paid employees, professional performers, award-winning self-advocates and more.
 
There is so much more to come for these amazing young adults, and for all the students we will support in the coming years. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest news on their accomplishments!
 
In this email, you will find information on all the different ways to experience Transitions as well as updates on life in our programs. Thank you for choosing to join us on our journey toward helping young people live their dream lives.   

Sincerely,
The Transitions Team
Tips from Transitions: Homework and Studying 101
As the season for final exams and college acceptance notifications begins, many students may find themselves intimidated by either their current workload or what awaits them in higher education. College means a more strenuous workload, but fewer structured supports to help students cope. Fortunately, Transitions instructor and doctoral student Priya Winston is here to share some of the strategies that helped her succeed in college. Click here to read her tips for staying on top your schoolwork!
DID YOU KNOW?
Transitions students who apply to two- and four-year degree programs have a 100% acceptance rate!
Transitions Founder Shaloni Winston Interviewed on WNYT NewsChannel 13
Transitions founder and executive director Shaloni Winston recently appeared on WNYT NewsChannel 13 to talk about National Autism Awareness Month, Transitions and why she started the program. Click here to watch the video of her segment with anchor Dan Levy!
ANNOUNCING NEW TRANSITIONS SUMMER SESSIONS!
The Transitions Summer Immersion Experience is a two- or three-week readiness program for students with autism, ADHD and other learning differences.
 
We invite students to join us for the sessions starting on July 8 and July 29, 2018, to experience what college is like, try living away from home and develop skills that employers want! 

Transitions Student Andrew Carpenter Accepts International Award
Andrew Carpenter, a sophomore at Transitions, received a "Yes I Can" award from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)! Andrew was one of only 12 students to receive the prestigious international award at CEC's annual Special Education Convention & Expo in Tampa. Andrew, who is on the autism spectrum, is studying communications at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. He enrolled in Transitions after graduating from Gloversville High School in 2015, and his success in the program earned him the "Yes I Can" award. Click here for more information about Andrew and this amazing award!
Transitions Receives the Council on Quality and Leadership's Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation with Distinction
Transitions' parent organization, Lexington, a chapter of The Arc New York, is the first agency of its kind in New York state to earn the Council on Quality and Leadership's (CQL's) Person-centered Excellence Accreditation with Distinction. This four-year accreditation term recognizes Lexington and Transitions for their excellent operational management and strategic plans for the future. Click here to learn more about this accreditation and what it means for Transitions!
A WEEKEND AT TRANSITIONS COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Join us for Mini Camps that focus on transitioning from school and home to independent living and building an exceptional life for young adults with learning differences! High school students and young adults are welcome to attend for a weekend of informative seminars and fun with peers in our state-of-the-art Adirondack facility.

Upcoming Mini Camp dates include:
May 18-20
July 13-15
August 3-5

Transitions and Fulton-Montgomery Community College Introduce Certificate of Completion in Career and Life Studies
Transitions and the State University of New York at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC) are excited to announce a partnership to offer a Certificate of Completion in Career and Life Studies. The new certificate program combines credit-bearing courses at FMCC with a non-credit curriculum at Transitions.  Three of our students are on track to receive it in May 2018. Click here to learn more about the certificate and how students can earn it!
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL!
We are accepting applications for full-year Apprenticeships starting Fall 2018! The program includes enrollment in college courses, leadership opportunities, participation in internships, classes in social skills, self-management, career exploration, independent living and self-advocacy, and more. 


STUDENT CAREER SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT
Olivia is an aspiring singer and musical theater actress. She regularly works as a paid singer, entertaining the elderly in the region on a weekly basis. She also performs by invitation at other private and corporate events. An experienced actress and choreographer, she has lent her talents to many local theater productions, most recently "Angie and Frankie's Anniversary" at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.

At the beginning of the year, Olivia visited White Lake Music & Post studio to record her demo CD. She was delighted to sing in a professional studio, and the staff at White Lake said they were "so thrilled to have her" there, too.
 
This demo CD will enhance Olivia's networking efforts and supplement her resume when she seeks out future employment opportunities, but most importantly, it represents a huge step forward in building her career. Olivia was so excited to finally achieve this important milestone, and we are so proud of her for doing so!
FUN SUMMER CAMPS!
In addition to the Summer Immersion Experience, Transitions also offers weeklong camps for young adults interested in exploring certain aspects of independent living more in-depth. 

At these camps, 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 camps just for the day or they can stay overnight in Transitions apartments. 

To learn more or sign up, click here  or call us at (518) 775-5384. 
Leadership and Advocacy Camp
June 11-15
Learn to advocate for yourself at school, at work & in the community!
My Independent Life Camp
June 18-22
Build independence, become self-reliant & learn about living on your own! 
Career Camp
June 25-29
 Explore the start-to-finish process of finding gainful employment!
Innovations Camp
July 16-20
 Tackle fun challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship & innovation!
Odyssey of the Mind Camp
August 6-10
Learn to think divergently, work on a team & tackle new challenges efficiently!
Organize My Life Camp
August 13-17
Improve your organization & executive functioning to become truly self-reliant!
Adirondack Adventure Camp
August 20-24
Broaden your horizons through outdoor adventures in the Adirondacks!
Succeed Socially Camp
August 27-30
Become comfortable & fluent in any social situation!