Institute for Innovative Transition
A partnership of the Golisano Foundation, the University of Rochester’s Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities and Warner School of Education, the Institute for Innovative Transition provides a robust and comprehensive set of initiatives to improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as they transition from school age to adulthood.
The Institute for Innovative Transition was launched in 2008 through a partnership of the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, the University of Rochester. The Institute is housed at the Warner School of Education in LeChase Hall on the River Campus. The Institute provides support to community members in the Finger Lakes Region to effectively address transition issues for individuals with developmental disabilities, ages 12 and older. Community members include young adults with developmental disabilities, family members, local education institutions and agencies who provide service to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Here are some examples of areas with which we can assist you:
- Navigating the transition process
- Understanding post secondary options including college and employment
- Referring you to and providing contact information for local agencies and support services
- Supporting your advocacy efforts for services and supports
- Vocational information regarding assessments, options and services
- Independent living information
- Accessible transportation