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

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All open houses are virtual unless otherwise noted. Please check with each program for more information as dates are subject to change. 

Open Houses:

Chapel Haven Schleifer Center REACH and ASAT Programs - New Haven, CT 
Saturday, July 10th 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EST (Virtual)
Zoom registration:

Thames at Mitchell College - New London, CT 
President's Reception and Open House for Accepted and Prospective Students
Thursday, July 15th 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (On-campus).  
Register here:

Private tours or meetings by appointment only:

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

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

College Steps at Norwalk Community College and Connecticut College - Norwalk, CT and New London, CT 
Admissions Office admissions [at] collegesteps [dot] org or choose a time here:

Franklin Learning Institute (Franklin Academy) - East Haddam, CT (18-21; residential)
Admissions Office admission [at] fa-ct [dot] org or (860)-300-3748. 

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

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

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs - Fairfield, CT 
Eric Spencer, Head of School Eric [dot] Spencer [at] diobpt [dot] org 

Thames at Mitchell College - New London, CT (18-24; residential) 
Tours on Thursdays and Fridays by appointment only
Colin Brady, Director of External Recruitment and Student Success  brady_c [at] mitchell [dot] edu

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

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

Winston Transitions - NYC (Midtown; part of Winston Preparatory School; 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":


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.