ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

NYS Department of Education

This information is intended to assist schools, students, and families with the transition process from school to what comes next. Transition planning is a process that requires partnership between the student, family, and school district and, as appropriate, other agencies that can provide transition activities to help students move from school to adult life.  Transition Services means a coordinated set of activities designed to improve academic and functional achievements related to living, learning and earning within the community.

US Department of Education

More and more high school students with disabilities are planning to continue their education in postsecondary schools, including vocational and career schools, two- and four- year colleges, and universities. As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have toward you. Being well informed will help ensure you have a full opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the postsecondary education experience without confusion or delay.


Disability Documentation Guidelines


Confidentiality Policy

Information about a student’s disability-related needs is shared only with the student’s permission on a need-to-know basis in order to facilitate the provision of services, or under emergency conditions when necessary to protect the well-being of the student or others. It does not become a part of the student’s college record, and  there is no indication on the college transcript that a student self-identified  and/or received disability-related services and accommodations.