LEARN Transition Academy/18-22 Program

Transition Academy graduation picture


-Customized programming to promote post-school success - academic, life skills, recreation, self-care, social, employment

-Related services as appropriate to support independence and generalization

-Supportive environments, well-designed spaces, and community access to foster independence

-Internships and community integration to support all areas of development


-Developing responsibility for their own learning and behavior

-Recognizing and practicing skills in real world environments to develop independence

-Building community connections and skills to support all areas of life

-Setting goals for post-school connections and outcomes - including employment

-Understanding and advocating for resources that support their needs in school and beyond


This program is designed for young adults that have completed high school requirements for graduation, but need additional programming to prepare for transition into adult life. The community based program provides a curriculum tailored to these moderately to severely disabled students and seeks to engage the participants by meaningful and hands on activities that are consistent with their ability level. Individuals will develop skills in the areas of career and life management. Components of the program include community based life skill instruction, work settings, and social skill instruction. The amount of time each student may spend in any setting will be determined by his or her needs.

Referrals to the 18-22 program:

Regional students should ideally have at least 2 years of eligibility remaining at the time of referral. Regional slot considerations may only be made by a school district representative to LEARN Student Support Services.

Parents seeking referral information should contact their local special education representative.


Ocean Avenue LEARNing Academy
LEARN Transition Academy, Boston Post Road, East Lyme, CT


Contact Student Support Services for more information at (860) 400-0840 or [email protected]