I am always worried about my boys’ future!  The transition into adulthood is a challenge for all young people, but even more so for those with special needs.  Transition planning is such an important of the process!  You need to be aware of the legal requirements for transition plans and assessments so your child can be provided with the necessary services and skills to be successful.  Having the proper programs and resources in place for adults is also equally important.  Adult services are limited.  The need is great but the availability of resources are scarce.  There are some wonderful resources for adults available in New Jersey, but you must start the process early!  There are always new programs and services opening up as agencies and organizations are attempting to answer the need for additional resources.  I will continue to update this page as I learn about new transition and adult services for our loved ones!

 

ARC of New Jersey – Planning for Adult Life

https://planningforadultlife.org/

Autism NJ – Transition (Ages 14-21)

https://www.autismnj.org/resources/transition

Autism Speaks – Transition Information:  New Jersey

https://www.autismspeaks.org/docs/family_services_docs/transition/New_Jersey.pdf

Easter Seals New Jersey

http://www.easterseals.com/nj/our-programs/adult-services/

Family Support Center of New Jersey – Transition Matters

http://www.fscnj.org/transition-matters/

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

http://www.ncset.org/

National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

http://www.pacer.org/transition/

New Jersey Career Connections – Students with Disabilities

NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services – DVRS

https://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/plan/foryou/disable/students_with_disabilities.shtml

New Jersey Parents of Developmentally Disabled Adults

www.njpdda.com

New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council

http://www.njsilc.org/

PerformCare – Transition for Youth to Adult Supports

http://www.performcarenj.org/families/transition.aspx

Social Security Administration – Disability Benefits for Adults

https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network – NJ Family Guide to Transition Services

http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/family-guide-to-transition-services-in-nj

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network – Supported Decision Making and Alternatives to Guardianship

http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/supported-decision-making-and-alternatives-guardianship

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network – Transition from School to Adult Life

http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/transition-school-adult-life

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network – Youth in the Know

http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/youth-know

State of New Jersey – Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Jobseekers with Disabilities

https://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/plan/foryou/disable/vocational_rehabilitation_services.shtml

State of New Jersey – Division of Developmental Disabilities - Guardianship

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/services/guardianship/

State of New Jersey – Special Education – Transition from School to Adult Life

http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/transition/

 

The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

http://www.shanj.org/

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