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The NJ Youth Transition Conference was inspired by my friend Khalia, a 23-year old young adult residing in NJ who experiences an intellectual disability. Khalia was uninformed of services available to her in the youth and adult worlds, was not aware that she was entitled to an education until age 21 and had been without any service or supports for five years before receiving help to navigate the transition process.

Khalia now is eligible for DDD services, has a budget established by the NJCAT, and a Support Coordinator is working with Khalia to support her in the process of establishing her own career and independent housing.

This conference is for Khalia, for all of our NJ youth in transition and their families, as well as the professionals who serve them.

In service & support,
Amy N. Jedele

The 2023 NJ Youth Transition Conference
is brought to you by

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The 2022 NJ Youth Transition Conference Planning Committee

April DiPietro, LSW 

Community Resource Director

Camden Partnership for Children 


Amy N. Jedele

Projects & Innovation Consultant

Values Into Action 


Kelly Aliperti

Grants Project Manager

Values Into Action


Dawn Oliver Monaco

REAL Transition Partners, Project Director

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network


Jeannine H. Brinkley

Director of Family and Professional Development

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

Lisa Murray-Williams, MS

Resource Development Manager

Coordinated Family Care


Audrey Mariani

Executive Director 

Camden County FSO


Ruth R. Ruiz

Community Resource Liaison

Partnership For Children of Essex


Opal Montes, MA 

Community Outreach Coordinator

Partnership For Children of Essex

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"Times of transition are an opportunity

to design our 'new normal' to be anything we want it to be."-

Amy N. Jedele

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the NJ Youth Transition Conference
is that no person is left behind in the transition process!

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Our Vision

Our vision is that every person who experiences a disability has all the information they need to support them in designing a life of their choosing.

Stay Tuned for 2022 Workshop Recordings

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