The project was to examine a four-week summer transition institute for individuals with disabilities. This study's primary emphasis on the impact of participation on the attendees. The institute targets hard and soft skills needed for competitive integrated employment settings. In addition, it prepares attendees for participation in industry certification courses available at local Technical Colleges. Attendees have the opportunity to learn and apply social skills that are needed on the job, at home, with friends and mentors (e.g., college student volunteers without disabilities). The objective of this project was not to test a hypothesis or conduct an experiment, but rather to observe and document the impact of the institute on attendees and stakeholders using both quantitative and qualitative measures. The objective was to document the impact, outcomes, and perceived benefits of the institute. We are currently analyzing data, evaluating the results for trends, and writing up a manuscript to submit for publication.