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Planning for Adult Life

Planning for Adult Life is a statewide project funded by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to assist young adults (between the ages of 16-21) with developmental disabilities and their families in charting a life course for adulthood. We offer a variety of resources including Informational sessions, webinars, and resource guides/materials that address the following core areas:

  • Postsecondary Education/Employment
  • Housing Legal/Financial Planning
  • Entitlement Programs and Eligibility
  • Self-Direction
  • Health/Behavioral Health
  • Building/Maintaining Community Ties  
  • Friendships Planning/Visioning a Life Course

For additional information about the activities related to this project, please contact:

Jerisa Maseko, jmaseko@arcnj.org

Theresa Smith, tsmith@caunj.org

Planning for Adult Life activities, events, and materials are conducted and developed in partnership with The Arc of New Jersey and Community Access Unlimited with funding from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.


Register Now! Our next Webinar Wednesday presentation will be Jargon Buster: Don't get lost in translation on Wednesday September 17th from 6pm-7pm EST. Register here.

Check out this informative video about transitioning from school to adult life from the NJ Dept of Education.

Planning for Adult Life is now on Facebook! Here you will be able to find tips and resources regarding planning for adult life. You will also find upcoming dates and news on our latest webinars, newsletters, program resources, Prep Club meetings, and other events. Feel free to like our page and share it with your friends and network. Like our page here!

Special Notice from DDD regarding Medicaid Extension for Young Adults in Foster Care

New Resource From DDD for 2014 Graduates Do you have a family member with I/DD graduating from high school in June? Then take a look at this great tool from DDD to help get ready for the big event!

Recordings of PFAL Webinars now available! Planning for Adult Life offers webinars on a variety of topics focusing on preparing for life after 21 for youth with developmental disabilities. Click here to see recordings of the webinars and download copies of the slides.

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