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NJ Youth Excelling to Lead & Learn (NJ YELL) advisors train in advocacy and participate in regional meetings, teleconferences, webinars, and events dedicated to improving the transition of adult life experience for youth.
- NJ Special Education Transition Law/Regulations
- Tools for IEP Transition Goals and Planning
- Transition Resources for Youth and Young Adults
Graduates Aging out of School timeline (document attached)
- College Interview Prep Questions
- Questions to Ask the College Disability Supports Office
- Choosing a Post-Secondary Program
- NJ Inclusive Higher Education Program
- NJ DVRS Youth/Young Adult Services | Help finding a job, answers and services for discovering your career path
- Additional opportunities for students with disabilities
- Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
- NEW Youth Voice, Youth Choice – Learn about alternatives to guardianship
- The Family Guide to Transition Services in NJ: English / Español
- NJ Youth Resource Spot
- Advocacy Tips for Teens
- National Bullying Prevention Center
- ASAN Autistic Self Advocacy Network | Free books and guides on advocacy for all
- Youth MOVE National
- I’m Determined!
- The Pride Center of NJ | LGBTQ+ support and resources
- Working with Adult Allies
- Sharing Your Story for a Public Policy Purpose
- Participating in Advisory Groups
- Leadership is a Journey: A Series for Youth Self-Advocates
- Starting and Sustaining a Youth Advisory Board Series
- Got Transition HCT A Family Toolkit
- Got transition HCT Family Toolkit – Spanish
- GOT TRANSITION Youth Resources | What you need to know about transitioning to adult healthcare
- Online quiz on transitioning to adult healthcare
- A Family Toolkit: Pediatric-to-Adult Health Care Transition Easy-to-use resources. Materials include a transition timeline, questions to ask your doctor, turning 18 and more.
- New Jersey YOUTH Resource SPOT | Guides and contacts to statewide, county and local resources and services
- NJ Centers for Independent Living | Learn about independent living and advocacy, and connect with others
- Voting: It’s your right!
- Essential Life Skills for All Teens
- NJ Department of Human Services–Division of Disability Services (DDS)
- Department of Human Services–Division of Disability Services NJ Resource Guide: English / Español / Audio