The Brooklyn Transition Center is a New York City high school serving students between the ages of 14-21 who benefit from highly specialized instruction . Our student population represents a range of abilities and includes students with autism spectrum disorders, significant cognitive delays, emotional disabilities, sensory impairments and multiple disabilities. Students are alternately assessed and placed in 6:1:1, 8:1:1, 12:1:1, and inclusion classes. All programs provide rigorous instruction based on New York State Standards in conjunction with students’ individualized education goals.
The Brooklyn Transition Center’s main goal is to provide all students with learning experiences that will help them acquire the skills they need to become independent adults. We provide students with authentic learning opportunities that support by social-emotional growth, communicative development, and academic progress. Additionally, we support our students and their families with vocational programming and transition service coordination to promote personal independence, community readiness and post-secondary success.
Staff at the Brooklyn Transition Center work in collaborative teams with students, families and community support providers in supporting the whole student. We provide speech , hearing and vision services, physical therapy and occupational therapy, travel training and parent counseling . For English Language Learners, we offer dual language programs and English as a New Language services.
The Brooklyn Transition Center prepares students with varying abilities for adulthood through innovative programming, simulated work-based learning labs, authentic community experiences, and hands-on, functional academics. Through person-centered life planning with families and partner organizations, we empower students to become active, independent and well-rounded members of the community.