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2nd Annual Transition Conference

Save the Date:  April 2015

Transition is a critical time in the life of a person with autism, requiring careful planning on the parts of both caregivers and professionals. Navigating the changes from school to the adult service system is incredibly challenging.  We thank our esteemed speakers for their presentations on a variety of legal, educational, vocational, social, and financial topics specifically addressing adolescence and the changes that come with the end of the high school years. 


 

2014 Transition Conference Offered Essential Information

More than 200 attendees participated in Autism New Jersey's first conference focused exclusively on the transition to adulthood.

Presented by:  Hinkle Fingles and Prior
Funding Generously Provided by a grant from Merck and Co.

Autism New Jersey’s first annual Transition Conference held on April 4, 2014 in Clark, NJ was a resounding success.  More than 200 participants had 10 specialized workshops to choose from as well as time with expert exhibitors, all focused exclusively on the transition to adulthood.  Parents, grandparents, and professionals shared how valuable the conference was to them. One participant shared, “The Transition Conference was well planned, affordable, and a day well spent. All of the information was so REAL!”

Transition is a critical time in the life of a person with autism, requiring careful planning on the parts of both caregivers and professionals.  Navigating the changes from school to the adult service system is incredibly challenging.  We thank our esteemed speakers for their presentations on a variety of legal, educational, vocational, social, and financial topics specifically addressing adolescence and the changes that come with the end of the high school years. 

The recent release of the CDC’s new autism prevalence rates, revealing that 1 in 45 children are affected by ASD in New Jersey, marked the 10-year anniversary of prevalence research. The first group of 8-year-olds studied are now 22 and have transitioned into adult services. New Jersey has an increasing amount of adolescents aging out of high school who will need individualized adult services in place. “We were truly inspired by the overwhelming interest in this event,” said Education and Training Manager, Elizabeth Neumann. “This conference is an extension of Autism New Jersey’s commitment to supporting individuals aging out of educational entitlements, and we are excited to offer such valuable information to the community.”  

Thank you to the sponsors, presenters, and special guests who made the inaugural Transition Conference a success. A special thank you to Jennifer Joyce, Director of Employment, Transition, and Day Services for the Division of Developmental Disabilities for addressing attendees during lunch. We are looking forward to a larger conference next year to allow for more participants, speakers, and exhibitors. In the meantime, we will have transition-specific sessions at our 32nd Annual Autism Conference


Missed the conference and want to learn more? Our Information Specialists are available by calling our toll free information Helpline, 800.4.AUTISM to assist with any transition-related questions.



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Sponsors:

Thank you to the following sponsors and supporters for making this event possible.

Presenting Sponsor:

 Hinkle Fingles & Prior

Thank you

Funding for Autism New Jersey’s 2014 Transition Conference provided by a generous grant from Merck & Co.

Supporting Sponsors

Bancroft
Caregivers of NJ
Community Access Unlimited

Dana Maher Coaching, LLC
Disability Rights New Jersey
First Children Learning Services
Met Life Center for Special Needs Planning
Mt. Bethel Village
Kevin Petranich

 

AUTISM NEW JERSEY
500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858
Email: information@autismnj.org

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