4 Open Square Way, Mill 7
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 512-5361, Extension 1801
For Support Staff, use Extensions 1802 and 1803
Holyoke Transitions Academy is designed to prepare students ages 18-22 with disabilities for their change in status from a student to an emergent adult role. We focus on such facets of life as employment, post-secondary education (including functional academics, college, and career training), maintaining a home, community involvement, and enhancing social and personal relationships.
The Transition Specialist works closely with the student, family, and team to understand the student’s vision. Students will be provided with a coordinated set of individualized activities to meet that vision. Coordinated activity examples include work-based learning experiences, recreational opportunities, community-based education, and daily workshops in social, vocational, and functional academics (based on the student's IEP). The Transition Specialist works closely with state agency services for adults to assure students have a seamless transition into adulthood once they turn 22.