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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.
Welcome to the Planning for Adult Life monthly newsletter, The Compass!
This newsletter will highlight upcoming monthly events, updates on supports and services, and opportunities to gather information available through our program.
Teaching your student things like email, word processing, and browsing on the internet are important skills to have in transitioning to adulthood. Knowing how to operate digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers is known as digital literacy and it has become an increasingly important skill to have. Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit suggests a list of some of the ways technology can help your child:
? Motivational Tool
? Decision Making
? Social Networking
? Vocational Assistance
Adding goals for the use of technology to your student's IEP can empower your student and help your student be more independent, work on their challenges and improve upon his or her strengths.
Come and learn about how to plan for life beyond high school- whether it's finding work, continuing your education, getting your own place or even starting a business. Find out what services are available to help you build your roadmap to adult life.
Parent Forum and Opportunity Expos 2016 are held throughout the state and consist of informational workshops and a variety of exhibitors including state and county government entities and community service providers.
March 12, 2016
April 18, 2016
April 30, 2016
May 7, 2016
Things To Consider:
Is Your Child Being Bullied?
Did you know that 25% of public schools report that bullying among kids happens on a daily or weekly basis? And that 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied in the past year?
The good news is that because bullying has made national headlines, schools and communities (and even celebrities) are taking a strong stand against bullying.
In the article, 5 Ways to Bully-Proof Your Kid by KidHealth.org, you will find some suggested strategies to do at home.
- Talk about it. Talk about bullying with your kids and have other family members share their experiences. If one of your kids opens up about being bullied, praise him or her for being brave enough to discuss it and offer unconditional support. Consult with the school to learn its policies and find out how staff and teachers can address the situation.
- Remove the bait. If it's lunch money or gadgets that the school bully is after, you can help neutralize the situation by encouraging your child to pack a lunch or go to school gadget-free.
KIDSHEALTH.ORG offers information on other topics to help parents deal with bullies, cyberbullies, cope with cliques, and be smart with social media.
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Understanding SSI and Medicaid: Becoming Eligible and Maintaining Eligibility
In This Issue
Join us for a
FREE webinar on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00pm
"Important Update on Applying for SSI and Medicaid".
Student Planning Activity
Create a list of your work preferences.
What kind of work environment?
? Indoor/ outdoor
? One work site/changing work sites
? Open space/closed space
What kind of work conditions?
? Day shift/night shift
? Set schedule/changing schedule
? Work with tools/not use tools
What other decisions will you have to make?
Jerisa Maseko, Director
Planning For Adult Life serves students, 16-21 years-old, with developmental disabilities and their families.
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