Hello Students and Families,

My name is Geraldine Healy, and I am excited to join Southern Westchester BOCES in the position of Transition Specialist in our Center for Career Services. I am writing to formally introduce myself and would like to send praises to you all for your hard work and resilience. It has been a tough year. Now looking forward to the next year and beyond I would like you to consider what is the next step for your student to transition into adulthood.

ACCES-VR is a New York State agency that provides Adult Career and Continuing Education Services and Vocational Rehabilitation for any student with an IEP, 504 or holds a medical diagnosis and may need assistance getting a job or interested in post-secondary education. ACCES- VR is a great resource/support whether your pathway is college, trade school, or is going straight to work after high school. Most of these services are FREE to your student. They provide the following:

● Vocational counseling
● Assessment
● Vocational education (e.g., *college or technical/ business school)
● Job placement services
● Job skills training
● *Driver evaluation training
● Work related books, tools, licenses, and rehab technology
● Referral to outside agencies for additional supports

*These ACCES-VR services may require you to pay towards their cost based on financial need and should be discussed further with your assigned ACCES-VR Counselor.

I will be stopping by your student’s classroom within the next week or so to share this resource. I have attached a brochure and their consent forms to get started. The team at SWBOCES will be able to send the additional documentation once you and your student have signed the consent and returned them to me by October 30th, 2021.

To learn more about the services they provide, I have included two important links: Video orientation on ACCES-VR Services: ACCES-VR Video ACCES-VR Website: ACCES-VR
Should you have any questions regarding this service, please feel free to contact me.

Warm Regards,
Geraldine Healy, M.S.Ed.
Transition Specialist
Email: ghealy@swboces.org Web: http://careers.swboces.org

Agency 101 – Connecting Individuals with Disabilities to Adult Services


Monday, April 4, 2022 | 6:30-8:00pm

Presented by:

Community Support Network at WIHD

This session will provide an overview on the primary adult agency providers that are available in NYS and the different types of services they provide to support individuals with disabilities. Participants will receive resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination skills throughout the transition planning process to help students achieve positive post-secondary outcomes for employment, continued learning and independent living. Join us to increase your knowledge of, and connection with, appropriate referral options and processes.

  • The workshop is FREE and will be hosted online via Zoom.
  • Watch for emails which include the Zoom link and password.


Please Register Here


For assistance, please contact Geri Healy via ghealy@swboces.org or 914-761-3400 x 2322


Transition Workshop offered through Southern Westchester BOCES

Center for Career Services

We’re partners in planning your child’s future. Access transition planning essentials on the SWBOCES website