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Transition from School to Adult Life

Transition is a formal process of long-range cooperative planning that will assist students with disabilities to successfully move from school into the adult world. High quality transition planning and services will enable students with disabilities to pursue their desired postsecondary goals.

Find tips on transition to adult life on the NJ Department of Education website.


"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."

- Herbert Spencer


Information Courtesy of the NJ DOE:

The following resources are intended to assist schools, families, students, and others in understanding what to do for successful transition to happen, and how to do it. For additional assistance with transition issues, please contact Mr. Bill Freeman (Bill.Freeman@doe.nj.gov).

  • Guardianship and Alternatives Brochure (For Printing)

  • Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition

  • Transition Matters Webinars

  • State Regulations

  • IEP Development Resources

  • CBI and Transition Curricular Resources

  • Self-Advocacy Resources

  • Keynote Speeches by Students and Adults with Disabilities on Successful Self-Advocacy and Leadership Skills

  • Dare to Dream Student Leadership Conferences

  • Planning for College (including Financial Aid information)

  • Drop-out Prevention Strategies

  • State and Federal Agency Information

  • National Transition Resources

  • Archived teleconferences

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