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Make the transition from high school to adult life

At Starbridge we believe it is never too early to get ready for an active, engaged future.

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Choose an option to learn more –

Help connecting to services
Help achieving education or employment goals
Workshops about Transition Planning
Resources I can review on my own
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Need support connecting to services and resources?

Learning to Achieve Self Reliance (LASR) is a free transitional coaching service that helps individuals, aged 17 and older living in Monroe County, who want to live as independently as possible. Your Starbridge service navigator can connect you with resources in the following areas –

  • Meeting basic needs, such as food, clothing, and housing
  • Applying for public and government benefits
  • Connecting to college coaching to achieve your educational goals
  • Connecting to employment assistance programs

LASR is funded by the United Way of Greater Rochester.

For more information, please call Nora Kiriakidi at 585-224-7246 or email ekiriakidi@starbridgeinc.org.

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Looking to achieve education or employment goals?

Project ESTEEM (Employment, Skills, Training, Education, Experience & Mentoring) is a free service for youth who have low incomes or disabilities and are looking to achieve education and employment goals. We can help you to –

  • Improve literacy
  • Earn your degree, including GED/TASC
  • Prepare for college, occupational training or certificate programs
  • Get ready to work or search for a job

For more information, call Barbara Maryniak at 585-224-7255 or email bmaryniak@starbridgeinc.org.


Phone or in-person support

Please use the Contact Us form or call us at 585-224-7359 and leave a message.

Our Intake Specialist will call you back to ask for information about you or the person you are calling about and can connect you with further resources or staff.

Starbridge, along with includeNYC and the Parent Network of Western NY, is part of New York State Transition Partners, which is funded by the Rehabilitative Services Administration of the US Department of Education. Together, we collect and disseminate information and resources on employment and independent living for young people with disabilities to New York State families.