Transitions in Albanyhosts visit with the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Tour of Albany Campus highlights success of program that supports students with autism and other learning differences
Albany, NY — The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) toured Transitions Campus in Albany, a program of The Arc Lexington that prepares teens and young adults with autism and learning differences for colleges, career and life.
Transitions’ Division Director Penny Rivenburg and students at the Albany campus welcomed Julia Kelly, acting director of OPWDD’sEmployment & Meaningful Community Activities unit on Thursday, June 1, as part of a statewide tour to discuss best practices regarding community partnerships, employment and OPWDD’s initiatives.
During the tour, students spoke about their achievements and highlighted the successful curriculum delivered at Transitions and the supports implemented to build skills and independence.
“We are thrilled that OPWDD put us on their roster for their statewide tour of day programming,” said Rivenburg. “We are honored to have our staff and students present and discuss information about Transitions and the impact it has on our students.”
Transitions was founded in 2015with its flagship campus in Mayfield. Students have learned valuable skills to help them achieve their goals while attending college, work on careers and live independently as young adults. In 2022, the program expanded and opened campus in Albany and partnered with SUNY Cobleskill to provide opportunities for students to attend colleges and universities in those regions.