WDOMI’s Independent Living/School Transition Services are designed to serve “at risk” youth and young adults with developmental disabilities between the ages of 16-21 and their families.   At present the students must be enrolled in two school districts: Greenburgh-North Castle and New Rochelle. The primary goal is to prepare the student for successful transition to postsecondary education/training or the world of work.  This goal emphasizes learning soft skills.  The desired program outcomes include:

  • Maximizing the student’s abilities for self-advocacy and self-determination.
  • Increasing readiness for placement in employment that is mainstream, competitive, and suited to the participant’s interests and abilities.
  • Maximizing eligibility for benefits and services that support avoidance of institutionalization.
  • Increasing housing options that are non-institutional, integrated, accessible and affordable.

The ultimate goal is that every student becomes successful to the best of his/her ability and a contributing member of the community.

Maria Samuels, MHA, M.ED – Deputy Director
Certified Benefits Analyst, Work Incentive Practitioner


914-968-4717 X112 marias@wdom.org