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 and Friendships
  • Planning/Visioning a Life Course

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

Jerisa Maseko,

Theresa Smith,

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.


  • For many people, a job is something that help define who they are. It give us a meaningful place to go everyday, a way to explore our interests, a means of earning money, and a way to be a part of our community. This workshop will discuss different employment options available to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and hands—on tools for preparing students for employment.

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