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Agencies that Provide Transition Services for Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD

Agencies that Provide Transition Services for

Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD

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Web Address/Phone/Fax

      Services Offered



(Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities)





























Manhattan District Office
Intake: (212) 630-2300
General Information:(212) 630-2300

Harlem Satellite Office
Phone: (212) 961-4420
Fax: (212) 961-4423

Staten Island Satellite Office
Phone: (718) 816-4800
Fax: (718) 448-4843

Bronx District Office                                                 Phone: (718)931-3500
TTY/TDD: (718)828-4003
Fax: (718)931-4299

Brooklyn District Office
Phone(718) 722-6700                                                   TTY - (718) 722-6736
Fax - (718) 722-6714

Queens District Office
Phone: 347-510-3100
Fax: 718-760-9554
TTY: 718-760-8835



















Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for secondary students with disabilities, designed to achieve specific outcomes, which promote movement from school to post-school activities. The coordination is carried out by the school district, with the active participation of the student, his or her family and appropriate community service agencies, including VESID.

The coordinated set of activities is based upon the individual student's needs, taking into account the student's preferences, potential, abilities and interests. These activities include instruction, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

The goal of transition services is not simply a referral to VESID, but rather post-secondary education, adult education and training, adult services, independent living, community participation, a specific job or career, and/or integrated community living.

The goal of transition services is to ensure that students with disabilities are prepared for employment, post-secondary education, or community living when they leave school.





Web Address/Phone/Fax

      Services Offered


New York State Regional Transition Coordination Site Network

( includes ASD; not limited to ASD)




Serves all five boroughs

Jeanne Bambino , TCS Project Director 
Gayatri Choudhary, Transition Site Coordinator
(212) 505-6390 
Placement and Referral Center

for Clients with Special Needs
Room 223
145 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 529-4083 (fax)

Regional Transition Coordination Sites assist local communities to implement transition planning and services. Their objectives are to:

(1) Coordinate existing resources within the geographical area of each Site to provide information, training and technical assistance to support school districts, families, students and community agencies in their implementation of transition planning;

(2) Assist at the local and community levels in expanding services that enhance transition of students with disabilities from school to postsecondary educational opportunities, community living, adult services and employment.




Job Path

Job Path
(212) 944-0564
Fax (212) 921-5342

Job Path encourages people to explore what they want out of life and to chart their own journeys. Then we provide the opportunities and support for them to succeed at whatever they want -- whether it's paid or volunteer work, living in their own homes, or participating in community life. Job Path is a reflective organization where staff carefully listens to people and thoughtfully considers the implications of their decisions.




Special Citizens Futures Unlimited, Inc.

(primarily serves ASD)



350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 627
New York, NY 10118
Tel: 212-643-2663    
Toll free: 800-841-8251
Fax: 212-643-1244

Develops and delivers a comprehensive, integrated system of services including job opportunities, which has as its primary purpose the promotion and attainment of independence, inclusion, individuality and productivity for adults with autism. 

Services include: work readiness and vocational training, in-home and day habilitation, residential facilities (group homes and supported apartments), case management, and an art gallery showing work by individuals with autism spectrum disorders.



Web Address/Phone/Fax

      Services Offered







Independent   Living Centers

( includes ASD; not limited to ASD)


Brett Eisenberg, Executive Director
Bronx Independent Living Services, Inc. (BILS)
4419 Third Avenue, Suite 2-C
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 515-2800
(718) 515-2803 TTY
(718) 515-2844 Fax

Marvin Wasserman, Executive Director
Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled
27 Smith Street, Suite 200
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 998-3000
(718) 998-7406 TTY
(718) 998-3743 Fax

Susan Dooha, Executive Director
Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York
841 Broadway, Suite 301
New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-2300 V & TTY
(212) 254-5953 Fax

CIDNY Queens
137-02 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11354
(646) 442-1520
(718) 886-0428 Fax
(718) 886-0427 TTY

Lorraine DeSantis, Executive Director
Staten Island Center for Independent Living
470 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 720-9016
(718) 720-9870 TTY
(718) 720-9664 Fax







Independent Living Center's (ILCs) provide an array of services that assist New Yorkers with disabilities to live integrated and self-directed lives.  ILCs assist with living learning and earning and work to remove barriers to full participation in to the local community and beyond. VESID administers base funding for 39 Independent Living Centers (ILCS) throughout the state.

ILCs are private, not-for-profit organizations, governed by a majority of people with disabilities and staffed primarily by people with disabilities.  ILCs are resource centers that do not run residential programs or operate places where people live.  The philosophy of independent living is to maximize opportunities for choices and growth through peer driven supports and self-help.  ILCs are the voice of people with disabilities and the disability rights movement in local communities across New York State.



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