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
Are you confused about initiating the eligibility process for Social Security and Medicaid? Overwhelmed with trying to figure out if you have all of the necessary information?
This workshop will help parents and caregivers understand how to access health care services for their loved ones with I/DD, how these services are the key to opening doors to services in the adult service system, and updates on the coming regulations and deadlines.

Our presenter is Beverly Roberts, Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care Program at The Arc of New Jersey who has helped countless individuals and families through this process and works to advocate for quality health care for individuals with I/DD.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021

TIME: 6:00-7:30 pm
The survey is being conducted by Susan Colacello, a parent and disability advocate, for her NJLEND Fellowship Project through The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of the project is to evaluate how useful families find the resources currently available to assist the transition from school to adult services (ages 18-25) and navigate the adult system of services. The survey will identify suggestions from family members on ways resources and supports can be made more effective and useful. 
The survey is completely anonymous and the information will be used to propose actions that will help to better support and prepare families to enter and manage the adult services systems. This is intended to be the first step in an ongoing effort to bring the voices and lived experiences of individuals with disabilities and their families front and center in the effort to ensure that access to adult services is less complicated and stressful and more responsive to the needs of those these systems are intended to serve. 
Resources For Families Needs Assessment Survey Link:
Share with the Spanish-speaking families in your network!

Navigating through the Individualized Education Plan IEP process? The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute is offering FREE Virtual IEP reviews for families who have questions or concerns about their student's plan. Families will have an opportunity to speak with an attorney from Hinkle, Prior, & Fischer to ask questions, and discuss any concerns they may have about their school district.

Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED to attend. Families will receive a free 30 minute virtual IEP review. Contact Kristina Tosti at (609) 896-4200 to reserve your time slot.

Start Time: 6pm

  • Monday, April 12th
  • Thursday, April 15th
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