The Glenholme School is Accepting Applications to its Transition Program

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The Glenholme School, a boarding school for young people with special needs, is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Transition Program, which is designed to help individuals prepare for college and careers after graduating high school.

The Glenholme School Transition Program

Students develop skills and learn new levels of independence in the Transition Program at The Glenholme School.

We are very proud of our son, but also grateful of the work Glenholme continues to do every day to help its students grow and reach their potential in the world today. ~Parents of a Glenholme graduate

The Glenholme School is now accepting applications for its 2016 – 2017 Transition Program. The program has several immediate openings available for young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other learning differences. For those students who might not be ready for the challenges and pressures of college or career life, a year of independent growth may be a beneficial short-term answer.

The Glenholme Transition Program offers just that for young adults, ages 18 to 21, who are challenged with ASD and various learning differences. At Glenholme, transition students receive the necessary support to strengthen their life skills through vocational and academic opportunities not afforded in many post-secondary educational settings. In the transition program, students develop at their individual pace. Finding success can start by taking a class at a local community college, with job coaching in a vocation they plan to pursue, and focused instruction.

A blend of strategic day-to-day components, such as cooking meals, handling medications, and managing a household are similarly taught. Such skills are critical for a young person to develop the independence required to lead thriving lives. Instruction and support are provided by experienced life coaches.

The program provides classes and other instructional opportunities. Students benefit from courses in Independent and Healthy Living, Money Management, Executive Functioning, Healthy Relationships and Time Management. Many choose vocations and have interned at veterinary offices, automotive shops, child care settings, hardware stores, bakeries and restaurants. Glenholme continuously develops methods to change lives and nurture human potential by delivering quality programs designed to help students with disabilities graduate high school and find success in adulthood.

For more information about the Glenholme School or an application for the transition program, interested families are asked to contact the Glenholme Admissions office at 860-868-7377.

About The Glenholme School:
The Glenholme School, a center of the Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) therapeutic boarding school for young people with high functioning autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's; ADHD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety, and various learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit

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