Project ADULTS

Project ADULTS (Accessing, Developing, and Utilizing Life Transition Skills)

Supervisor: Tammy Lascar                                           Program Coordinator: Anne Marie Salerno, LSW 

Phone:  609-631-2107                                                   Phone:  609-570-1168

 

Project ADULTS provides a continuum of services for young adults aimed at bridging the gap between school and adult life. Funded by the Mercer County Aging and Disability Resource Connection, Project ADULTS works with students approaching graduation from Mercer High School as well as students with disabilities referred from Mercer County public high schools. Project ADULTS staff helps young adults with disabilities and their families prepare for the transition to adult life.

 

After graduation, Project ADULTS provides direct services such as counseling, information, referral services, and general service coordination to young adults and their families as they navigate the world of adult services.

 

Project ADULTS also provides leadership to a countywide organization, the Mercer Area Partnership for Transition (MAP).  MAP's mission is to improve the transition from school to adult life for young adults with disabilities.  MAP draws its membership from the staff Mercer County high schools, state agencies, support coordination agencies, community services providers, family members and consumers.  MAP shares information with members through regular e-blasts and quarterly meetings.  MAP has partnered with other agencies to  organize trainings sessions and provider fairs and develops resource materials for the community.

Helpful Links When Planning for Your Young Adult

Regarding Person-Centered Planning:

http://www.learningcommunity.us

http://www.pacer.org/transition/learning-center/independent-community-living/person-centered.asp

 

Regarding Transition and Adult Services:

http://www.fscnj.org/transition-matters/

http://planningforadultlife.org

http://nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/programs/supportsprgm.html

http://jobs4jersey.com/jobs4jersey/jobseekers/disable/

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home/cntrindlivindex.html

 

Regarding Post-Secondary Education:

https://fafsa.ed.gov

https://www.collegeboard.org

www.thinkcollege.net

http://navigatingcollege.org

 

Regarding Job Corps and AmeriCorps:

http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx

http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

 

Regarding Transportation:

http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=AccessLinkTo

 

Regarding Career Exploration:

https://www.onetonline.org

http://www.njnextstop.org

Regarding Self-Advocacy:

http://www.ncwd-youth.info/411-on-disability-disclosure

 

Regarding Social Security and SSI:

https://www.ssa.gov/disability/index.htm

 

Regarding Guardianship:

http://www.thearcfamilyinstitute.org/resources/guardianship-go-bag.html

 

Guardianship Association of NJ:

http://www.ganji.org/

 

NJ Department of Human Services – Guardianship

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/services/guardianship/