William Paterson University Disability 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 Program One Week Pre-College Summer Program at William Paterson University (Choice of half-day or full-day program) Understanding Your Strengths and Challenges: Summer Programs for Middle School Students This workshop provides middle school students with IEPs and 504 plans a structured educational experience that will allow them to understand their strengths and challenges in their educational journey (click here for the Middle School Summer Transition Program full program description). 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 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.