Project ADULTS (Accessing, Developing, and Utilizing Life Transition Skills)
Supervisor: Michelle DiCoio Program Coordinator: Anne Marie Salerno, 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:
Regarding Transition and Adult Services:
Regarding Post-Secondary Education:
Regarding Job Corps and AmeriCorps:
Regarding Career Exploration:
Regarding Social Security and SSI:
Guardianship Association of NJ:
NJ Department of Human Services – Guardianship