Project ADULTS

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

Supervisor: Michelle DiCoio                                         Program Coordinator: Kelly Borden, LSW 

Phone:  609-631-2129                                                   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/

HIB CONTACTS

To report an incident of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist for your school.

Joseph F. Cappello School

Cathy Smeresky, Counselor

csmeresky@mcsssd.us

609-588-8437

Mercer Elementary School

Amy Felsher, Counselor

afelsher@mcsssd.us

609-570-1131

Mercer High School

Heidi Musick, Counselor

hmusick@mcsssd.us

609-570-1164

MCSSSD Self Assessment Grades 2017-2018

                 Joseph Cappello School                  76

                 Mercer High School                         77

                 Mercer Elementary School             75

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