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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!

resources needed for planning for adult life

transition (ages 14-21) resources and conference information 

transition toolkit, assessments,

road maps, and supports

adult resources for living, learning, playing and working with disabilities 

nj division of vocational rehabilitation services - dvrs

new jersey parents of developmentally disabled adults

division of developmental disabilities for individuals 21+

national parent center on

transition and employment

transition from youth to adult supports

how to apply for disability benefits

transition from school to adult

life supports and resources

transition to adulthood resources

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