Project ADULTS (Accessing, Developing, and Utilizing Life Transition Skills)
Anne Marie Salerno, LSW
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 of 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 training sessions and provider fairs and develops resource materials for the community.
Helpful Links When Planning for Your Young Adult Person-Centered Planning
Transition and Adult Services
Job Corps and AmeriCorps
Social Security and SSI