Planning for Adult Life activities, events, and materials are conducted and developed in partnership with The Arc of New Jersey with funding from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities
Transition assessments involve the continual collection of information about a student’s strengths, needs, preferences, and interests. The IEP team uses the assessment results to identify appropriate measurable goals and the transition services that need to be included in the student’s IEP. Join us as we discuss how these assessments aid tremendously in your planning process for adulthood.

Our presenter is Jared Oberweis.

Jared B. Oberweis, Esq., concentrates his practice in estate and trust matters, guardianships, and adult services. Jared enjoys ensuring the rights of individuals with disabilities are protected. He writes and speaks on topics concerning the rights of individuals with disabilities and their families. Jared was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and Pennsylvania Bar in 2014 after receiving a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law. At Duquesne University School of Law, Jared served on Duquesne Law Review as a Senior Staff Editor. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating Cum Laude. Jared is currently a member of the Mercer County Bar Association and volunteers to provide pro bono services to the local community. Jared and his family actively support the Special Olympics of New Jersey. Outside of work, Jared enjoys golfing, cooking, and traveling. He currently lives in Yardville, New Jersey with his fiancé, Lyssa, and their dog, Jax.

DATE: Monday, May 10, 2021

TIME: 6:00-7:30 pm
Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount on the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Households can apply in three ways: 
  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.  
  2. Go to to apply online and to find participating providers near you. 
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center 
P.O. Box 7081  London, KY 40742
School districts may offer summer learning opportunities for all students to address learning loss resulting from the transition to remote instruction. A student’s IEP team may also consider whether a student would benefit from these opportunities with supports, accommodations, and/or modifications, as appropriate.

The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and New Jersey’s state special education regulations define ESY services as “special education and related services provided to a student with a disability beyond the normal school year in accordance with the student’s IEP at no cost to the parent.” ESY services are intended to assist students with maintaining skills learned when an interruption in educational programming causes the student to regress and recoupment is not expected in a reasonable length of time.

Contact your child's IEP Team to start the process.

To access the NJ Board of Education Family Portal, click HERE.

For additional information on How to Advocate Now For Extended School Year
Transition Coordinators, Teachers, and Parent Groups!

The Planning For Adult Life Program (PFAL) provides FREE Hands-on Workshops (HOW) presentations with hands-on activities, resources for school classrooms, parent groups, community or civic groups, and professional organizations via the web! Our standard presentation is approximately 45 minutes long and includes a brief introduction to the PFAL program.
Planning For Adult Life created a free "Got Plans?" guide and matching online curriculum for students. The guide and fun instructional videos will help students navigate decisions on the road to adulthood.

The curriculum focuses on 7 core areas:
Transition Planning
Health/Behavioral Health
Post-Secondary Education/Employment
Have you missed any of our webinars? Don't worry. We have recorded and archived them on our website! Click Here to View Our Videos
Do you have news or an update to share? It could appear in the next newsletter. Please get in touch!
Karen Smith, Program Assistant