Transition Planning

Transitioning from High School to College

The resources on this page are designed to assist students with disabilities who are planning to attend college. This phase, often referred to as TRANSITION, can be confusing for many students and we are here to help. In addition to the workshops below, you may find the links to the left helpful for your planning and consideration of SUNY Adirondack.

Small Group Transition Workshops

Throughout each spring semester the Director of Accessibility Services Office and the Learning Specialist are available to assist in the transition of high school students with disabilities who are planning to attend SUNY Adirondack. High school guidance staff and transition coordinators are welcome to contact us to schedule small group transition presentations. High school students, parents and transition planning staff are welcome to attend these sessions which usually run about one hour followed by a tour of campus.

Recipes for College Success

Each spring semester SUNY Adirondack works in cooperation with WSWHE BOCES and ACCES-VR to host a transition conference for area students with disabilities called "Recipe for College Success". We will hold our 17th annual conference in March 2012. Please see the link to the left for more information and a registration form.

Transition Resources

Dalke, C. & Howard, D. (2004). Life Works: A Transition Program for High School Students. East Moline, Il: LinguiSystems.

Eaton, H. (1996). Self-Advocacy: How Students with Learning Disabilities Can Make the Transition from High School to College. Santa Barbara, CA: Excel Publishing.

Eaton. H. & Coull, L. (1998). Transitions to Postsecondary Learning: Self-Advocacy Handbook for Students with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Eaton Coull Learning Group, Ltd.

(No date). Effective College Planning for the High School Student with a Learning Disability. Troy, NY: Hudson Valley Community College Graphics and Word Processing Depts.

Hart-Fishwick, N., Slovic, R., & Flannery, B. (1997). Transition to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.

(1997). How to Choose a College: Guide for the Student with a Disability. 5th Edition. Boston, MA: Association on Higher Education and Disability.

Navicky, J. (1998). "A Match Made by Design Not Accident". The Postsecondary LD Report, Winter, 5-6. Also available on-line at www.ldonline.org

(1997). Transition to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for Students with Disabilities. Portland, OR: Oregon Transition systems Change Project.

Vogel, S. (1993). College Students with Learning Disabilities: A Handbook. Pittsburgh, PA: LDA Bookstore.