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
Community Living: Sharing the Possibilities

Points to consider as your loved one transitions to adult life (age 21) from the education system, as well as varied residential communities will be described. Family members / trainers Natalie Trump and Ann Martinelli from the Community Living Education Project ( CLEP ) will share important planning steps for individuals and families that are – or will be – exploring community living options. Tips for preparing for the process – even if it may be years in the future – will be highlighted, along with how CLEP works to guide and mentor families as they explore the possibilities.  Natalie and Ann will also briefly share the importance of Person-Centered Planning for their adult children when they transitioned from the education system.

Natalie Trump
Senior Training & Consultation Specialist

Ann Martinelli

Wednesday, September 18, at 6pm

Corrected Link - Register for Our Opportunity Expo 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 Opportunity Expo 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. 

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Law Enforcement Apprenticeships Available

The Arc of New Jersey was pleased to be chosen to receive a grant from The Arc of the US to support a unique program called "JusticeWorks". The program places individuals with I/DD in apprenticeships in law enforcement agencies for 16 hour per week/16 week sessions. The Arc of NJ will be supporting the "cadets" for 2 sessions, one starting in October and another starting in February, both in Monmouth County. JusticeWorks also supports a special law enforcement training to be held September 25th and an ongoing Disability Response Team for New Jersey law enforcement, victim-witness, social service and disability stakeholders. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the apprenticeship program, contact Adam Kubler, Director of Project HIRE at The Arc of NJ, at Click here  to see the apprenticeship application.

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