Learning Disability Transition Programs

William Paterson University Learning Disability Summer Transition Programs

William Paterson University is offering two summer transition programs for middle and high school students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and/or 504 plans. The programs are designed to provide students with guidance, self-awareness, and self-advocacy skill development, as well as the opportunity to explore the ingredients for academic success.

 Middle School Summer Transition Camp for Students with Learning Disabilities

One Week Pre-College Summer Program at William Paterson University (Choice of half-day or full-day program)

  • Target Population
    • Middle school students (entering grades 6 or 7, as well as recent 8th grade graduates) with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 plans. This program is open enrollment based on fit and availability.

High School Summer Transition Program for Students with Learning Disabilities

One Week Pre-College Summer Program at William Paterson University (Residential or Commuter Options)

  • Planning for Your Future: Thinking About Life after High School
    • Have you wondered about what you might want to do after high school? This program will provide students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and/or 504 plans the opportunity to experience college, learn skills necessary to successfully transition to college, and develop career readiness skills. Students will learn the purpose of IEPs and 504 plans, the difference between modifications and accommodations, the importance of note taking, and development of study skills. The program will also focus on the differences between high school and college with regard to modifications and accommodations in special education. A residential component is available for students who are considering living away from home.

 High School Commuter Option CLICK HERE

 High school Residential Option CLICK HERE

 High School students will take the following two workshops during the week:

  • Academic and Life Skills Readiness 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Lunch Time: During lunch, students have the opportunity to interact with their peers, which helps them build social skills and independence. The cost of meals is included for all students.
  • Effective Communication through Writing 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Target Population:
    • High school juniors through recent high school graduates (entering grades 11 or 12, as well as recent high school graduates) with IEP or 504. This program is open enrollment based on fit and availability.

Criteria for High School Summer Transition Program:

In order to provide each student the best instructional experience, we ask parents/students to seek one referral from a school administrator or school personnel/teachers by completing the William Paterson University Summer Transition Program Criteria Form.

 LINK TO CRITERIA FORM: https://wpunj.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eg0mdcp4sozCjLn