John Karzar, Director of Special Services (860) 571-8141  | Fax: (860) 571-8148Kim Fitzner, Program Coordinator/Special Education Teacher (860) 571-8248Mark Danaher, Transition Career Counselor (860) 571-8163

Regular School Day - 8:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

Minimum School Day - 8:30A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Delayed Openings - 10:30 A.M to 2:00 P.M

(860) 571-8248 
370 Silas Deane Hwy.Wethersfield, CT 06109

Vision Statement

WTA transitions post-secondary students to the adult world by helping them gain knowledge and authentic experience in the areas of employment, life skills, social and communication skills, and age-appropriate leisure skills in a community setting. The program is individually tailored to meet each student's needs, while addressing overall goals of developing independence and self-sufficiency to the highest extent possible.


Our daily schedule is from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM on weekdays. 


8:45 - 9:15 Morning meeting

9:30 - 11:30 Shopping/ Banking/ Internships

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch & breaks

12:30 - 1:30 Functional Academics/ Internships

1:30 - 2:00 Journal Writing, socialization, housekeeping, dismissal

Tuesday - Thursday

8:45 - 9:15 Morning meeting, discussions

9:30 - 11:30 Internships and functional academics

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Internships

1:30 - 2:00 Journal Writing, work evaluation, housekeeping, dismissal

Fridays - Community Experience Day

8:45-9:15 Morning meeting, discussions

9:30-1:30 Community outings (museums, colleges, skating, etc.) Social gatherings with other transition academies, Life skills activities

1:30-2:00 Journal writing, housekeeping, dismissal

Hear from our students

"I like the support and encouragement we get to achieve our goals and independence. It also helps you gain confidence in yourself.” 

-Lilly P.

“What I like about the WTA is meeting new people and building relationships with others.” 

-Burapon W.

“I like the staff helping me be more confident and focused.” 

-Elliana W.

“Something I like about the WTA is how we get a chance to go out to job sites and go out to meet new people from other transition academies.” 

-Xavier W.