Transition from School to Adult Life
SPAN’s Transition from School to Adult Life project will provide information, training and technical assistance for youth, their families and professionals in order to support informed and effective transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.
SPAN's Transition to Adult Life programs include:
- Assistance for youth with disabilities aged 14 through 21: Information on rights, roles responsibilities and requirements regarding transition services under federal disability laws and New Jersey State Special Education code.
- Workshops and publications on best practices in transition planning and strategies for improving student outcomes during high school and beyond.
- Technical assistance for students with Individualized Education Plans or 504 accommodation plans.
- Publications available in print, electronic and audio formats.
- Check out this comprehensive resource on Transition to Adult Life at http://www.spannj.org/transition/TransitionCD/start.htm
- Transition to Adulthood: SPAN's On-Line Guide for Students and Families
- Recorded Transition Teleconferences. Listen online or download to your IPod and MP3 player: http://www.spannj.org/resources/index.htm#Transition
Young people with disabilities from all over New Jersey are preparing each day as students, family and community members to become integrated and participating members of society. With that in mind, a group of dedicated parents, self-advocates, and professionals from the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE) Action Group, Transition-Subcommittee, collaborated to produce a video which would share information on creating smooth transitions from high school to adulthood and increase understanding of inclusive post-secondary opportunities for young people with disabilities. YES I CAN! So Can YOU! is the culmination of their efforts. Check it out at http://njcie.org/yes-can-can/
Title: Transition to Adult Healthcare: NJ Action Blueprint
Description: This guide, developed by the Boggs Center University Center of Excellence on Develpmental Disabilities in collaboration with the NJ Developmental Disabilities Transition to Health Care Forum (including SPAN and other members of NJ's Community of Care Consortium for CYSHCN), provides an overview of the barriers and recommendations to achieve patient-centered medical care for emerging adults with disabilities.
Contact our SPAN Warm-Line, 800-654-7726, for individual technical assistance or to find out about upcoming workshops.