Transition Assistance Project

The Program

The program provides transition services to 9th – 12th grade students who have been classified with a disability and who may be at risk of dropping out of school.  The program is designed to help these students become more involved in their own transition planning.

What is Transition Planning?

Transition planning is a student-centered activity that requires a collaborative effort

Responsibilities are shared by the student, parents, and school personnel, all of whom are members of the transition team.

The primary role of parents during transition planning is to encourage and support students to plan and achieve their educational goals.

Parents also should encourage students to develop independent decision-making and self-advocacy skills.

Transition Coordinator’s can also assist with CPS and CSE meetings.

The Students

Students chosen to participate in the transition activities are those with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and who may be at-risk of dropping out of school.

Students participate in the activities in one or two groups based on their need for transition guidance.

One group consists of 5 to 10 students from each participating school. These groups meet once a week for eight weeks.

The second group consists of 10-15 students from each school.  These groups meet twice a month for the entire school year and explore topics in greater detail.

Participating Schools

  • Saugerties High School
  • Kingston High School
  • New Paltz High School

The RCAL Team

Contact Miriam Oreglio on our Staff Directory page.
Transition Service Coordinator

For more information on transition planning visit the Ulster County Transition Council website.