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Postsecondary Transition Program Open House and Private Tour List - Fall 2021

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Please check with the programs for more information. Dates and information are subject to change. 

Open houses: 

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center REACH and ASAT Programs - New Haven, CT (residential and day program; 18-21 and 21 and older)
Saturday, September 11 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (in-person; registration is required to attend)
Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ei9xt7i80db66c55&oseq=&c=&ch=
Visiting Guidelines: https://www.chapelhaven.org/2021/07/15/join-us-for-our-first-in-person-open-house-set-for-sept-11/
Saturday, October 30th 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EST (Virtual) 
Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ei9xt72a7b21b23e&oseq=&c=&ch=

College of Mount Saint Vincent Bridge Program (formerly the Vocational Independence Program VIP Program) - Riverdale, NY
Saturday October 2nd (On-campus or virtual)
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeF_4SkZa1qJkurDetNrTUcRcMmo0aEm8HI5BF0SC...

Landmark College (includes Bridge Program) - Putney, VT 
Saturday, October 2nd Time TBD 
Register here: https://landmark.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Events/RegisterEvent?eventId=b8addeb6-4ed4-eb11-a98f-819f89ecf791
Information: https://www.landmark.edu/admissions/visit

Next Steps at IDEAL School - NYC (Upper West Side; Manhattan)
Wednesday, November 17th 6:00 p.m. EST (Virtual) 
Register here: https://www.theidealschool.org/admissions/open-houses

Thames at Mitchell College - New London, CT 
Monday October 11th  Time TBD
Saturday November 13th  Time TBD
Registration link will be available soon. https://mitchell.edu/thames/

Westport College Prep - Wilton, CT 
Wednesday, September 22nd 11:00 a.m. EST (Virtual) 
Wednesday, September 22nd 7:00 p.m. EST (Virtual) 
Register here for the morning open house: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpfuGhrzMtHNLL_tetqCgJvLt-xGxHhsVP
Register here for the evening open house: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsceqsqD8rGdaqkT9rrSYXodnFj8tMeTKZ

Winston Transitions - NYC (Midtown Manhattan) 
Wednesday September 22nd 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. EST (Virtual) 
Wednesday, September 29th 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. EST (Virtual) 
Click on "Apply Now", "Schedule an Open House", and then "Winston Transitions" https://www.winstonprep.edu/apply-now/#box-wt

Private tours or meetings by appointment only:

Bridge Program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent (formerly known as the VIP Program) - Riverdale, NY (day and residential; 18-26) 
Admissions bridge [at] mountsaintvincent [dot] edu
Website: https://mountsaintvincent.edu/graduate-adult/undergraduate-programs/bridge/

CareerNext at SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Schenectady (Living Resources; residential) - Cobleskill, NY and Schenectady, NY 
Colleen Dergosits, Director of Admissions cdergosits [at] livingresources [dot] org
Website: https://careernext.org/about/

The College Experience at the College of Saint Rose (Living Resources; residential) - Albany, NY 
Colleen Dergosits, Director of Admissions cdergosits [at] livingresources [dot] org
Website: https://thecollegeexperience.org/

College Steps at Norwalk Community College and Connecticut College - Norwalk, CT and New London, CT (day program; no age limit) 
Admissions Office admissions [at] collegesteps [dot] org or choose a time here: https://www.collegesteps.org/scheduling

Forman School - Litchfield, CT (Postgraduate Year in Litchfield, CT and Ingenuity Year in Maine; boarding and day school; 18-19 in Litchfield. 18-21 in Maine)
Admissions Office admission [at] formanschool [dot] org
Website: https://www.formanschool.org/

Franklin Learning Institute (Franklin Academy) - East Haddam, CT (boarding; 18-21)
Admissions Office admission [at] fa-ct [dot] org or (860)-300-3748.
Website: https://fa-ct.org/post-secondary/

Grove School - Madison, CT (therapeutic; Postgraduate Year; boarding; 18-21)
Admissions Office Admissions [at] groveschool [dot] org
Website: http://www.groveschool.org/

Middlebridge School – Narragansett, RI (Postgraduate Year; boarding; 18-19)
Shannon Leventhal, Director of Admissions sleventhal [at] middlebridgeschool [dot] org
Website: http://middlebridgeschool.org/

Institute for Collegiate and Career Studies (Maplebrook School) - Amenia, NY (boarding; 18-21)
Paul Balser, Director of Admissions pbalser [at] maplebrookschool [dot] org or (845)-373-9511 ext. 220
Website: https://www.maplebrookschool.org/

Landmark College Bridge Program - Putney, VT 
Admissions Office admissions [at] landmark [dot] edu or (802)-387-6718

Next Steps at the IDEAL School of Manhattan - NYC (Upper West Side; 18-21; day program)
Caroline Savage, Director of Admissions csavage [at] theidealschool [dot] org

Oxford Academy (all-male; Postgraduate Year; boarding and day. Private school with academic support program; 18-20)
Helen Waldron, Director of Admissions admissions [at] oxfordacademy [dot] net 
Website: https://oxfordacademy.net/

Passage Program at Cedarhurst School (therapeutic; part of Yale School of Medicine) - Hamden, CT (day program; 18-21) 
Kitty Clemens, Associate Director kitty [dot] clemens [at] yale [dot] edu
Website: https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/cedarhurst/passage/#:~:text=This%20program%20serves%20special%20education,all%20of%20their%20academic%20credits.

St. Andrew's School (boarding and day; 18-19; private school with an academic support program) - Barrington, RI 
Ray Cross, Director of Admissions rcross [at] standrews-ri [dot] org
Website: https://www.standrews-ri.org/

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs - Fairfield, CT (day program; 18-21 and 21 and older) 
Eric Spencer, Director of Education Eric [dot] Spencer [at] diobpt [dot] org
Website: https://www.stcatherinecenter.org/

St. Vincent's Special Needs School (day school; Grades K-12 and 18-22 services in Trumbull; 22 and older services at Changing images in Stratford; part of Hartford HealthCare) - Trumbull, CT and Stratford, CT
Gerilyn Durnin, Principal gerilyn [dot] durnin [at] hhchealth [dot] org
Theresa Pitt, Manager of Changing Images Adult Services theresa [dot] pitt [at] hhchealth [dot] org
Website: https://hartfordhealthcare.org/services/special-needs-services

Thames at Mitchell College - New London, CT (residential; 18-24)
Admissions Office admissions [at] mitchell [dot] edu or 800-443-1052
Website: https://mitchell.edu/thames/

The Light House - Niantic and New London, CT (day and residential; 18-21 and 21 and older)
Kassidy Brown, Executive Director kbrown [at] lvecenter [dot] com
Office number (860)-445-7626 
Website: https://www.lhcampus.com/

Vista Life Innovations - Westbrook and Madison, CT (residential and day program; 18-21 and 21 and older) 
Stephanie Foulkes, Director of Admissions admissions [at] vistalifeinnovations [dot] org or (860)-399-8080.
Website: https://www.vistalifeinnovations.org/

Westport Day School - Wilton, CT (therapeutic; day program; 18-21) 
Sara Evans, Director of Admissions sevans [at] westportdayschool [dot] org or (203)-557-0939
Website: https://www.westportdayschool.org/

Westport College Prep - Wilton, CT (day program; 18-21) 
Whitney Matera, Director of Outreach wmatera [at] westportcollegeprep [dot] org  or Lauren McBeth, Director of Admissions lmcbeth [at] westportcollegeprep [dot] org .
Website: https://westportcollegeprep.org/

Winston Transitions - NYC (Midtown; part of Winston Preparatory School; day program; 17-21)
Lauren Kellner, Director of Admissions lkellner [at] winstonprep [dot] edu or (646)-869-4600.
Click on "Apply Now", "Schedule an Online Open House" then "Winston Transitions": https://www.winstonprep.edu/apply-now/
Website: https://www.winstonprep.edu/our-campuses/winston-transition/

Disclaimer

This list of resources is intended for information gathering and for the education of those who choose to explore them. As everyone’s interests and needs are varied, some resources are more appropriate for your situation than to others. Attorney Berliner is not responsible for the content of this list of resources.