Who is triform for?

Admissions for Young Adults with Special Needs

Triform’s integrated vocational, educational, and therapeutic youth guidance program provides guidance and support to young adults with special needs as they make their transition into adulthood. Typically young adults enter Triform’s “youth guidance program” between the ages of 18-25 and remain in the program for up to nine years. The sequence of a three to four year introduction to the various work areas, the student phase, followed by an apprenticeship in a student’s chosen work area, provides the structure for young adults to discover their strengths and to develop skills, self-confidence, and responsibility.

 For further information, please call the admissions office at 518-851-9320, e-mail

Admissions criteria:

Our program is designed for individuals with mild to moderate intellectual and mental disabilities that may include, but are not restricted to, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other conditions associated with intellectual disability. Triform’s vocational training offers experience in sustainable community living including organic farming, organic gardening, weaving, pottery, home economics and landscaping.  Our educational program offers classroom studies as well as art, music, drama, and movement.  Our therapeutic residential community supports these young adults on their road to greater independence.

If you would like to schedule a tour & interview please fill out our Student Application Questionnaire and return it to our admissions office.

Fee schedule:

Triform’s current annual fee for full time residential program is $64,478.00 Our 4-week trial visit fee is currently $6,447.80. The fee schedule may be subject to an annual increase based on Board of Directors’ review.

Limited scholarships are available.

Triform Enterprises, Ltd. is a non-denominational community which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender or national origin and is a not-for-profit organization.