Project ADULTS

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

Supervisor: Heather Pyle                                         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:


Regarding Transition and Adult Services:


Regarding Post-Secondary Education:


Regarding Job Corps and AmeriCorps:


Regarding Transportation:


Regarding Career Exploration:

Regarding Self-Advocacy:


Regarding Social Security and SSI:


Regarding Guardianship:


Guardianship Association of NJ:


NJ Department of Human Services – Guardianship


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

Joseph F. Cappello School

Cathy Smeresky, Counselor


Mercer Elementary School

Amy Felsher, Counselor


Mercer High School

Heidi Musick, Counselor


MCSSSD Self Assessment Grades 2018-2019

                 Joseph Cappello School                  73

                 Mercer High School                         71

                 Mercer Elementary School             70

Read More About our Anti-Bullying Policies

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Kris Gould                                                                                           609-588-8438

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