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Accessible Academics offers a variety of services for students who seek educational, career, and independent living support. We are based in Erie and Niagara County for in-person services and deliver services remotely throughout NY state.

Services Fees

  • Our services are open to anyone. A diagnosis is only required for eligibility for state funding of services through ACCES-VR and OPWDD. Sliding scale and free services are available for those with financial need.

  • We accept the allowable reimbursement from OPWDD Self-Direction for our Transition Program. We bill directly to the Fiscal Intermediary agency so there is no out-of-pocket expense to participants.

  • We can assist you with the OPWDD and ACCES-VR application process.

Getting Started

If you are interested in our services, click the button to complete the request form. We will then schedule a call or meeting with you.

Accessible Academics' coach with a student walking together

High School Services

Transition Plan Review

  • Review school transition plan

  • Connect to community resources

  • Check-ins on next steps

  • Advocacy during IEP meetings

Service details


Transition Counseling

  • Post-Secondary Options Counseling: Explore careers, schools, state services, and complete applications.

  • Job Exploration Counseling: Explore careers, develop job goals, and learn job soft skills.

  • Instruction in Self-Advocacy: Learn effective communication skills and understand your rights.

  • Workplace Readiness Training: Learn soft skills, employer expectations, mock interviews, build resumes and cover letters, and complete job applications.

Service details

  • Enrolled in high school to age 23

  • Enrolled in college, trade school, or GED program up to age 22


Transition Coaching

  • Search for schools to apply to

  • Apply to college or trade school

  • Complete financial aid application

  • Search for scholarships
  • Complete admissions steps
  • Navigate campus
  • Setup accommodations
  • Prepare for the first semester

Service details

  • ACCES-VR eligible

  • Private pay $60/hour

Adult Services

Transition Program

Education, Career, & Life Skills

  • Academic coaching for college, trade school, certifications, and GED.

  • Career counseling

  • Job skills coaching

  • Life skills coaching

  • Case management and Life Plan collaboration

Program details

  • Post-secondary only

  • 3 hours of coaching per week plus case management

  • $800/month, up to 24 months

  • OPWDD Self-Directed reimbursement

Education Services

  • Apply to college, trade school, and financial aid

  • Communicate with professors & administrators

  • Set up and use accommodations

  • Navigate campus and online systems

  • Learn academic success skills: time management, organization, study, and test taking skills

  • Prepare for internships and employment

  • Develop relationships with peers

  • Learn self-advocacy, emotional regulation, and problem solving

  • Work on conversational skills

Service detail

  • ACCES-VR eligible

  • Private pay $60/hour

Career Services

  • Career exploration assessment to learn about careers that align with your interests and values

  • Self-advocacy skills - learn your rights at work

  • Communication skills with coworkers and employers

  • Assist with job orientations, requesting accommodations, and coordinating with HR

  • Improve emotional regulation and problem solving

Service details

  • ACCES-VR eligible

  • Private pay $60/hour

Other Services

Arts & Animation

Animation Lessons: $50/hour

  • Animation and digital art lessons with Nickelodeon animator Cote Zellers

  • Complete the steps of creating and launching your creative project

  • Includes: research, outlining, story-boarding, designing, and animating or drawing using free software

  • Explore options for publishing your work

  • Learn topics such as: animation history, careers, entertainment industry, methods, and special effects

FREE Summer Arts Workshop

  • Graphic novels, illustration, creative writing, or game design

  • Meeting weekly June-September 2024

  • More details coming soon! Join our email update list!


Interactive workshops for College Students: $150

  • Time Management

  • Stress Reduction

  • Study Skills

  • Note-Taking Skills

  • Self-Advocacy for School & Work


Free presentations for High School Students

  • Preparation for College or Career

  • Self-Advocacy Skills


Free presentations for Families & Staff

  • Helping Families Navigate the Transition Process (for families)

  • Engaging Students & Families in Transition Planning (for staff)

Request Services

Complete the form or give us a call to submit a request for services. Someone will reach out to you soon to schedule an informational meeting.
Phone: 716-492-8656

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