Project Transition

The Albany County School District Project Transition is a community-based transition program for young adults (18-21) with intellectual disabilities that are working on a certificate of completion.  Project Transition is intended to bridge between the dependency of high school programs and the independence of adulthood.


Project Transition, through the collaborative efforts of students, parents, school staff, and the local community within ACSD, will provide meaningful services and relevant activities that include work experience, recreation and leisure opportunities, preparation for independent living, and social connections for enrolled students in order to facilitate a seamless transition from school to adult life.

Student Entrance Criteria

•  18-21 years of age

•  Participated in community based services

•  Working toward Certificate of Attendance

•  Completed their high school program

•  Potential to be semi-independent in the community

•  Committed to a community based and work focused program

•  Exceptions considered on individual basis


IEP driven

Culturally and linguistically competent

Student and family centered

Community based

Collaboration of all stakeholders

Accountable and outcome oriented


Honors Individuality and Independence

Uses natural supports

Employs reasonable risk

Promotes self advocacy and self determination

Incorporates work experience, recreation and leisure, independent living, and community and integration including post-secondary educational offerings

Increases mobility venues in community