Transition Services

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Program Overview

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Our Transition Services help young adults acquire all the necessary skills, knowledge, and experiences to ensure a successful transition into adult life.  Our services are designed to help young adults discover answers to critical questions: Who am I?  What am I good at?  What do I like?  What do I need?  What are my challenges and resources?  How do I get from here to there?

Holistic Approach to Seamless Transition

Ability Beyond Transition services empower people with disabilities to build their careers and create brighter tomorrows.

Discovering their unique interests and strengthsExpanding their networks of supportCreating opportunities for experiential learningObtaining meaningful employmentAchieving their personal goals

Transition Resources Center

Our Transition Resource Center offers families a one-stop resource of information that answers important questions on how best to prepare for their child’s transition to adult life. Content, which includes topics relating to employment, housing, entitlements, legal matters, etc…, is delivered through informative videos with accompanying worksheets to guide the planning process.

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Career Training Services

We work closely with our community partners to achieve individual career goals through specific career-related training and linkages to local colleges for continuing adult education. Applied learning is supported at our host businesses, such as Roses for Autism, La Quinta, Pepsi, Printability and Uniqlo, in addition to individualized internships and self-employment opportunities.

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Summer Career Training Services

Our summer only services provide individuals with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at our dynamic host businesses. Mentored by business employees, these environments foster learning and success.

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Student Vacation Programs

If your child would benefit from gaining work experience and developing social connections within the local community during their vacations from school, or if you need a supportive and structured routine for these weeks, this service will meet those needs!

Flexible to meet the school vacation schedule of your 16-21 year old with autism, autistic-like presentations, mental / behavioral health challenges, or developmental disabilities.

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Featured Program: Roses for Autism

Roses for Autism provides a unique opportunity for people on the autism spectrum to gain employment skills and career training within a commercial business. Our vision is that Roses for Autism will serve as an autism training and employment model that can be replicated in various business settings.

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Transition Services FAQs

Where do you offer Transition Services?
Our services are located in CT throughout Greater Hartford, New Haven Shoreline, and Fairfield County as well as in NY throughout Northern and Southern Westchester County and Putnam County.
What is the timeframe for these services?
Our Transition Services are offered year round. We provide rolling admissions and flexible hours when individually appropriate.

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“My favorite part of the job is helping patients with their care.”

It took 25-year-old Leon over a year of applications, resumes, and interviews but finally he found a job he loves.


"I like helping and working with people"

Courtney is excited to cook for herself, invite friends over, and become an adult in the community.


"They help kids with getting a job and keeping a job.”

Our Transition Services have helped Justin learn how to search for jobs and interview successfully.