College Search


Fulton Montgomery Community College
PO Box 196
2736 State Hwy 30
Gloversville, NY 12078
icon name
Program Contact Jennifer Feagles
Program Contact Email
Phone 518-661-6617
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The Transitions program focuses on building academic skills, life skills and general independence for high school graduates and young adults with autism and learning differences. Its specialty isn’t just in teaching students how to study or learn a trade – it’s in showing its students that they can live a life that even they never dreamed of.

Through partnership with local colleges, internships in community businesses and supported living opportunities, Transitions helps young people on the autism spectrum or with learning differences make successful transitions from adolescence to young adulthood. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, an experienced staff and an evidence-based curriculum that provides individualized attention and training in skills students will use for the rest of their lives. Transitions gives students the tools and supports they need to learn, thrive, and live happy and productive lives that they and their parents hoped for, but never thought possible. In addition to FMCC, we also partner with We also partner with SUNY Albany, SUNY Cobleskill and SCAD.

Program information submitted: March 31, 2023

Public or private: Private
Type of school: It is a 4 year Life and Career Studies Program designed for young adults with autism and other learning disabilities to learn employment and life skills needed to be independent. College level courses on employment and career skills are a part of the 4 year program. Students may also enroll in colleges and we will support them with their college goals. We partner with FMCC, SUNY Cobleskill , and Albany State University where we have physical program space as well as students enrolled in college courses in those locations.
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 78
Summer program name Transitions
Description of our summer transition program: During the summer months we offer continued education in all of the core areas of study: Career Success and Employment, including paid and unpaid internships Independent Living Skills Advocacy Leadership Residential Life Wellness We also offer week long speciality camps that take a closer hands on look at things like life after school, employment, STEAM careers, independent living and social skills.
Summer program link: Transitions
School district or agency partner: We partner with several school districts both in New York as well as other states and countries
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: We currently have a rolling admission timeline
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 17-27
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Neurodiverse learning, learning disabilities of other types
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 85.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 80.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $54200.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available: Merit Scholarships are available for students.
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access: Students that are enrolled in the program have a choice to study either a college or a career track. College track students will enroll full or part time in a local university of their choice. Career track students will take college level Career Success classes that are credit bearing but not part of a matriculated course of study. Career track students focus more on employment than college based outcomes.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Career and Life Studies
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 40%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 35%
Additional information about career development and work experience: Each student is assessed at time of admission and annually and matched up with an internship experience. Most are unpaid but a few are paid opportunities. Each student is required to have at least 250 internship hours as part of our agreement with FMCC and student's attendance and participation in the 3 career classes that are a part of the FMCC curriculum. In the student's junior year the student is connected with ACCES VR for assistance finding a competitive community job and they are assigned a Job Developer and a Job Coach through our agency supported employment program Employment Opportunities.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 50-74%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation