Planning for Adult Life activities, events, and materials are conducted and developed in partnership with The Arc of New Jersey with funding from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities
Mediation is a voluntary private meeting where you and the school try to reach an agreement regarding an issue, with the help of a neutral third party called a mediator. The mediator has professional training and isn't on either side. In this presentation, we will discuss the steps of mediation and what to expect in the process.

Our presenter is Tina M. James, Esq., an experienced advocate and litigator. Her legal work focuses on estate planning and administration, guardianship, and assisting individuals with disabilities to access appropriate services. Before working as a litigator with a national law firm, she served as a judicial law clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. She has successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court as well as other state and federal courts. Tina was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2015 and 2016. Tina received her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, Douglass College. Personally and professionally Tina is committed to promoting all aspects of diversity and inclusion. She volunteers with a variety of non-profit organizations serving children and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Diversity Council.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, February 17, 2021
TIME: 6:00-7:00 pm
On June 26, 2020, Governor Murphy signed into law P.L. 2020 c. 41 establishing the Bridge Year Pilot Program (Bridge Year). The purpose of this program is to provide students in the graduating classes of 2021 and 2022 with the opportunity to offset disruptions to learning opportunities and participation in extracurricular activities that might have resulted from the closure of schools to in-person instruction in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
People often say that kids are resilient. But the pandemic has created hurdles that kids have never faced before. If your child is struggling or falling behind because of the pandemic (or for some other reason), you may worry that bouncing back will be difficult. provides a list of 6 signs and a downloadable checklist "Is My Child Resilient?"
Transition Coordinators, Teachers, and Parent Groups!

The Planning For Adult Life Program (PFAL) provides FREE Hands-on Workshops (HOW) presentations with hands-on activities, resources for school classrooms, parent groups, community or civic groups, and professional organizations via the web! Our standard presentation is approximately 45 minutes long and includes a brief introduction to the PFAL program.
Planning For Adult Life created a free "Got Plans?" guide and matching online curriculum for students. The guide and fun instructional videos will help students navigate decisions on the road to adulthood.

The curriculum focuses on 7 core areas:
Transition Planning
Health/Behavioral Health
Post-Secondary Education/Employment
Have you missed any of our webinars? Don't worry. We have recorded and archived them on our website! Click Here to View Our Videos
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Karen Smith, Program Assistant