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
Siblings of individuals with disabilities can have a powerful, positive impact on their siblings’ experiences, and are uniquely positioned to help ensure their present and future care in partnership with service organizations and government. Siblings can be of great support to one another and the lives of siblings with disabilities. In this session, we will discuss the sibling relationship, support organizations, the importance of including them in the planning process, and resources for information.

DATE: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

TIME: 6:00-7:30 pm
Back by popular demand, we are pleased to offer live virtual Making Action Plans sessions for high school students in special education. These "live" online classes will begin the week of September 14 and run through December 18.

Each class will last 50 minutes and include:

  • 5-minute ice-breaker activity
  • 5-minute review of the prior lesson
  • 25-minute skill-building (presentation of skill, discussion, and student practice)
  • 10-minute game playing/interactive activity
  • 5-minute feedback and assignment of generalization activity outside of the session. 

Sessions Include a weekly student small group class over 10 weeks. There are a total of 10 group classes. 

Topics covered through the course of the fall will include: mapping your dreams, internet safety, self-care, finding employment in a new world, asking for help, connecting with your community, etc.
We would like to take this time to say thank you for choosing Planning For Adult Life as a valuable resource for you during this extraordinary year! Check it out!
We offer Making Action Plans For Life or MAPs Clubs in which students actively engage in activities that help identify, utilize, and grow life skills
Our extensive website contains information on how to get started, news updates, and events around creating a plan for students to transition to adult life.
Virtual Classes
Online Meetings
Archived Webinars
We have been able to help families with information and referrals in their planning process.
We offer FREE HOW Series presentations to schools, parent groups, community or civic groups, and professional organizations on various topics to build a plan for students' transition to adult life.
Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,
As you may know, the moratorium on utility shut-offs in New Jersey is ending June 30, 2021, and may compound the challenges that some individuals already face when paying for utilities. In response to this, the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is highlighting a variety of energy assistance programs during their “Utility Assistance Week,” which runs from May 17-21.
Please share this BPU Energy Assistance flyer (also available in Spanish) with your networks and communities.
For additional information about New Jersey’s Utility Assistance programs, visit the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
Thank you.
Jonathan Seifried
Assistant Commissioner
New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
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
Do you have news or an update to share? It could appear in the next newsletter. Please get in touch!
Karen Smith, Program Assistant