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Transition Resources for Parents and Students


District Resources - applies to all Farmingdale High School students with disabilities ages 14 and up

Farmingdale School District Transition Checklist - checklist of transition activities by age 


Local Resources

ACCES - VR - Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR is an organization that assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living. 

Long Island Families Together -  a parent and youth governed organization, will provide a strong voice to ensure that children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families have access to needed information, supports and services.

STRIVE (Students Together Reaching Independence through Vocational Exploration), our NEW Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) for Students with Disabilities through the New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES).


New York State Resources

NYS Access Pass The Access Pass permits residents of New York State with disabilities, as defined in the application, free or discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Working as a High School Student in NYS This site will help students and families find the necessary information to obtain working papers in New York State

Career Zone Career Zone is an online career exploration system that was designed for middle and high school students by the NYS Department of Labor with a grant from the US Department of Labor. It is an interactive site designed to encourage students to explore career options as a means of making informed choices about their future.

NYS Education Department Career Plan The New York State Career Plan records a student’s knowledge and skill attainment. 

Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions. 

Transition Source is intended for use by parents, professionals, and others in New York State to obtain transition information that will advance the post-school outcomes of students with disabilities.

Federal Resources

PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. PACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. PACER operates on the principles of parents helping parents, supporting families, promoting a safe environment for all children, and working in collaboration with others. It is funded by the U. S. Department of Education


Students with Disabilities Preparing for your Post-Secondary Education- Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

The information on this website, provided by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U. S. Department of Education, explains the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools. This pamphlet also explains the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments, including auxiliary aids and services, to ensure the school does not discriminate on the basis of disability.


College & Career Resources

College Experience Programs for Students with Disabilities - a list of college experience programs for students with disabilities

Long Island and Tri-State Area Trade/Vocational Schools - a list of trade and vocational schools in the area

Long Island College and University Disability Services Resource Guide - a list of local college and universities with disability services and supports offered as well as specialty programs 

Transition Planning Guide for Families - a transition planning guide for families to assist in the transition process 

Think College - a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability.


Recreation, Leisure & Socialization Resource Guide 2021

This Recreation, Leisure and Socialization Resource Guide was developed by the Bellmore-Merrick School District and is a great resource for families and students.

*This information is for reference only.  Inclusion on this page does not constitute an endorsement by the Farmingdale School District.

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