ERIC Number: ED416619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Transition from School to Adult Life? A Resource Manual for Transition Services for Youth with Disabilities in New Jersey. Second Edition.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
This reference manual contains information on transition services for students with disabilities in New Jersey. Section 1 provides an overview of transition services and the five-year systems change grant New Jersey has received from the U.S. Department of Education. Also included is information on New Jersey education law, the four regional Learning Resources Centers, and two special projects. Section 2 describes services provided by the state's Office of School to Work Initiatives and vocational education services under the Carl D. Perkins Act. Section 3 compiles information on New Jersey agencies concerned with vocational rehabilitation, independent living, and assistive technology. The federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, is also explained. Sections 4 and 5 describe services offered by New Jersey agencies that deal with human services, blindness and visual impairment, developmental disabilities, mental health services, youth and family services, parent advocacy, and protection and advocacy. Section 6 lists county offices for the disabled and Social Security offices in the state. Section 7 explains relevant requirements of the Fair Labor Standards act and Section 8 explains the transition needs assessment process. Section 9 analyzes the transition process from legal, educational, and advocacy perspectives. Sections 10 and 11 list New Jersey college programs for students with learning disabilities, recreation and leisure resources, and accessible transportation services. Finally, Section 12 provides a glossary of transition related terms. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, Public Agencies, Resources, Secondary Education, State Legislation, State Programs, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
New Jersey Partnership for Transition from School to Adult Life for Youth with Disabilities, Office of Special Education Programs, New Jersey Department of Education, CN 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500; phone: 609-292-4462; TDD: 609-984-8432; fax: 609-292-5558.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey