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
Recognizing and Preventing Bullying

Bullying can happen in many ways, including verbal, physical, online or in-person. This workshop will cover how to identify different types of bullying, techniques for preventing bullying, and teach good samaritan strategies, as well as how to model proper behavior and treat others with respect.

Presenter: Michael Pearson, Jr., Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance
The NJ Self-Advocacy Project/ The Arc of New Jersey

Wednesday, January 29, at 6pm

***Don't Miss Out On This Important Information***
Changes to Applications for Eligibility Website:  

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DDD changed its policy on how parents/guardians/individuals will complete the New Jersey Comprehensive Assessment Tool (NJCAT)

The major changes to the fact sheet and checklist are:
  • A trained DDD facilitator will conduct a face-to-face meeting with the individual and his or her guardian. The individual or guardian may invite other family members, service providers and or caregivers to participate in the meeting as well.
  • The facilitator will access the NJCAT online and, as prompted by the screen, will verbally ask each NJCAT question. The facilitator will enter each answer online only after the answer has been agreed upon by all meeting participants.
  • When all questions have been answered, the facilitator will submit the completed NJCAT electronically.
  • To download a sample of the NJCAT, click HERE
Calendar Events:
Mark Your Calendars To Attend Our 2020 Planning After High School Conference

These events are held throughout the state and consist of parent workshops on topics including: support coordination, the continuum of community services, financial planning, eligibility requirements, and where to find help.

The Planning Conference features a variety of exhibitors including: state and county government entities, community service providers, service coordinators, local health care support, recreation providers, and information & referral services. Families will have the chance to learn more about the resources in their communities and will also have the opportunity to speak with and interview potential service providers. 

  • Check our event calendar HERE
Does Your Group Need A Speaker?
The Planning For Adult Life Program (PFAL) provides free presentations, hands-on workshops, and resources for school classrooms, parent groups, community or civic groups, and professional organizations. Our standard presentation is approximately 45 minutes long and includes a brief introduction to the PFAL program, presented by one of our staff. However, we are happy to accommodate special presentation requests with advance notice.
In general, we prefer to receive requests at least two weeks prior to the actual presentation date. After submitting the form, you will receive an email to confirm your request. To learn more and request a presentation, click HERE
Missed Any of Our Webinars?
Don't worry! We have recorded more than 45 videos on various topics and posted them so that you can view them on our Archived Webinar page. Just click HERE.