Varrassi Educational Associates - Building a bridge to college and career
Testimonials About Transition to Postsecondary Education

Christine Ann Soto, Esq., Law, Offices of Christine Soto

“Varrassi has taken his vast experience working with students with special needs and transformed it into a straight-forward, insightful guide walking his readers through each step of the transition process. This guide, unlike others I have read, is not formulaic and presents the readers a complete explanation of the complex and varied issues involved in planning for a student’s life after high school.”

Dr. Joyce Beam, former Director of Special Education in MD and NJ

"this book presents a useful, practical guide for educators, attorneys and parents when assisting students with disabilities transition to higher education and the work place. Exploring such topics as “Whatever happened to my IEP?”, Varrassi imparts guidelines to assist in planning a successful transition to college. … The book is delight to read and leaves the reader with useful, practical strategies for youth at this critical juncture in their lives."

Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Co-author of Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life.

"Vincent Varrassi has written a truly impressive book for educators that offers realistic, specific guidelines and strategies for facilitating this transition. Varrassi's vast experience in the field of education and his empathy for both students and teachers are evident on every page of this book. He skillfully identifies the mindset and skills necessary to transition successfully from high school and he outlines interventions to prepare students for this process years prior to their graduation."

Judith Impell, Former Director of Special Education K-12 and College Disability Service Provider.

"This book is laid out in a clear and pragmatic format. What stands out is the emphasis on the student and the very actionable steps available to them. Having worked with both high school and community college students I can attest to the need for students to develop an understanding of themselves and for them to "practice" advocacy from the their early high school days. How many times did I have students come into my office totally unaware of their strengths or the meaning of all those evaluations they had to undergo? On top of that, they rarely had a chance to practice advocating for themselves."

Maureen Kerne, Director, Region V Council for Special Education, Bergen County New Jersey

"Vincent Varrassi provides us with a map to make this road that is typically filled with all types of detours and wrong turns smooth sailing! In my experiences in the transition field I open with the following idea "it doesn't matter where you are going if you don't know how to get there". This book is full of examples of How To Get There. The book is filled with many practical and insightful ideas, suggestions and strategies that can be applied across all environments (home and school). It will easily engage parents, educators and yes even students...Vincent's vast experience and person centered mindset is evident throughout this book, he is able to take the theoretical and make it practical for all of us."

Transition to College and Career: Experienced-Based Strategies to Improve Readiness of Students With Disabilities
By Vincent J. Varrassi, M.A., LDT-C

With decades of experience counseling high school and college students with disabilities, Vincent Varrassi takes you beyond what students “must know” to succeed after high school and leads you through how to guide students to that point through effective transition planning.

You learn what skills must be authentically assessed, and ultimately taught, to ensure that students can graduate from high school with the skills and habits necessary for future success, plus get guidance and hands-on tools to make it happen.
Building a bridge to college & career for students with a history of underachievement due to:
  • Learning Disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Poor study, time management and organizational skills
  • Issues of Executive Function

Call for information and appointment
NJ: 551-427-7052
DE: 302-684-8343
203 Ridge Road
Milton, DE 19968

Varrassi Educational Associates, LLC