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Higher Education

High School Diploma/Equivalent

Greece Community Education

Greece Community Education, a self-sustaining division of the Greece Central School District, is one of the largest programs of its kind in New York State. The department has four components: Adult Literacy, Community Programs, EduCare (Before and After school program), and Workforce Development.

Transition to Work

Project Search

Project Search is a high school transition program is for 18-21 year olds with intellectual and developmental disabilities that provides training and education leading to competitive employment. It serves as an alternative for students in their last year of high school. The Project SEARCH partnership involves a large business, a school district, a not-for-profit agency that provides employment supports for people with disabilities, state vocational rehabilitation services, and state offices for people with developmental disabilities.
For more information, visit: Project Search - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities 

College Opportunities

10 ways to support autistic college students

According to George Washington University's Health Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center, autistic students comprise an estimated 0.7-1.9% of the national college population. It's vital that college and university faculty and staff support autistic students as they navigate higher education systems built for neurotypical minds.

Center for Disability and Education

The Center for Disability and Education provides high quality information to people navigating the world of disability. The Center provides expertise, guidance, and linkage to community members, students, families, school districts, non-profit agencies, and higher education institutions.

Best Value Schools

Best Value SchoolsWhen you are a student with a disability, you may wonder if college is for you. You may have concerns about applying, finding resources, or succeeding. Don’t let your fears hold you back. Resources are available to help you pursue your dreams and your passion for higher education. If you want to learn more about how to use your academic strengths in the college search process and the numerous scholarship opportunities that exist for students with learning disabilities, check this out: College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities

Pursuing a college degree as a student with a disability can present unique considerations and challenges. Fortunately, tons of resources have been created with the purpose of helping these students find collegiate success, but it can be difficult to know where to find them and which ones to use. That is why has a guide on their website that compiles all of the best ones and gives expert-answers to 6 of the top questions students with disabilities might have about going to college.

ThinkCollege is a federally-funded coordinating center at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, brings together opportunities from across the country in one searchable website. Today, there are some 265 work-readiness college programs for students with intellectual disabilities - a big leap from 2004, when there were just 25. To learn more, visit:

STEPS - Student Training & Education in Public Service

Steps LogoIf you’re a student with a learning or physical disability, there are many resources to help you with homework, studying, and navigating daily life. Colleges and universities are continually strengthening their support services and resources, partially because of recent improvements in digital technologies but also because the number of people with disabilities attending college has increased.'s tips and testing guides are for high school and college students. These resources provide helpful advice and suggestions about how to find effective study habits that work for you and methods to manage taking tests. Teachers and parents can also use these resources to get ideas for supporting their students. College & Study Resources

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