All special education students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) must have a transition plan that identifies their post-school employment, social, and recreational goals. AEI collaborates with local school districts in the transition planning process for students in special education programs.

Through a once weekly program on the Attleboro campus of Bridgewater State University (BSU), participating school students (18-22) are meeting peers from other school districts, building social and life skills and accessing supports AEI offers to its adult program participants. Transitions runs during the school year and follows the public school holiday and vacation schedule. The Transitions program is selective, accepting students by referral through partner school systems only. There is no cost to the school districts or the program participants, or their families. Transportation and supplemental staffing is provided by each school district.

The Transitions program model encourages students to make choices and practice new social, life and independence skills while navigating a smaller program area than a traditional college campus. The interaction with AEI staff has helped to educate students and their families about the transition process. The opportunity to meet peers from other districts enhances social skill development and reduces the natural anxiety associated with leaving school.