Welcome to the Brooklyn Transition & College Access Center!
Mission Statement: In collaboration with various stakeholders, the Transition & College Access Centers will support schools and families in facilitating a seamless transition for students from school to adult life, in preparation to be productive members of society.
The Transition and College Access Centers are devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared for postsecondary life experiences. In addition to college readiness resources and supports, these centers will also facilitate diverse work-based learning opportunities for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
Youth between the age of 14 and 21 participate in paid employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries. Please see attachment for the application and document checklist. Students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) who would like to participate with Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) through the Special Education Office (SEO), are advised to print and complete their application. Please bring the completed application and supporting documents to your Transition Team Leader, Guidance Counselor, Social Worker or Special Education Teacher/Assistant Principal.
Please see below for necessary documents and applications.
WORKSHOP SERIES: Effective Communication Strategies to Facilitate Advocacy and Self Determination
DESCRIPTION: Self-determination and Self-advocacy are essential for transitioning youth with disabilities when making choices and decisions about their academic and post-secondary outcomes. This workshop allows students and parents to develop a deeper understanding of these skills and their application in high school and beyond.
WORKSHOP: An Evening with LeDerick Horne
DESCRIPTION: Does your child have an IEP? LeDerick will share his experiences as a student with an IEP, and the journey from Self-doubt to self-determination. Be inspired to empower your children to manage challenges, advocate for themselves and prepare to achieve their dreams.
WORKSHOP: Benefits and Entitlements presented by Gary Shulman, MS. ED
DESCRIPTION: This session will explore governmental and non-governmental support services, benefits and entitlements. Gary Shulman offers interactive and enjoyable workshops that provide both information and inspiration to parents, caregivers and professionals. Participants will learn about all the various programs and services that make life easier when caring for a child with a disability and be motivated to think about thier needs, wants, wishes and dreams and how to move towards realizing those dreams and wishes.
Access flyers for all the workshops below: