2018 Transition Conference | Partnership Sponsor: Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer

2018 Autism New Jersey Transition Conference

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2018 Transition Conference Offered Critical Help for Families Entering the Adult Service System

On February 26, Autism New Jersey hosted a sold-out crowd of 450 caregivers and professionals at the 2018 Transition Conference in Woodbridge, NJ. The conference offered specialized and up-to-date information to assist the careful planning needed to navigate the changes from school to the adult service system. 

"As so many know first hand, the transition students face as one's school entitlement ends can be a challenging time for all involved," observed Autism New Jersey Executive Director Suzanne Buchanan during her opening remarks. "Through this remarkable conference, we aim to clear a path into the adult service system and to connect you to the information and resources you need."

The conference achieved just that...

Conference Highlights

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The 2018 Transition Conference offered 12 workshops presented by experts in the field and 50 exhibits focused on legal, instructional, and service issues specific to this important time of life. 

Thank you to Partnership Sponsor Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer.


Opening remarks were delivered by Acting Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Human Services overseeing the Division of Developmental Disabilities Jonathan Seifried.

Mr. Seifried has been consistently available to Autism New Jersey and works tirelessly to make use of limited state funds to meaningfully improve thousands of lives.


A keynote presented by Dr. Paul Shattuck discussed research and interventions for transition-aged youth on the autism spectrum.

He addressed the unmet service needs of this population and suggested future directions to inform public policy and improve outcomes.

Transition Conference Survey

Tell us how we did! Please provide your feedback on the 2018 Transition Conference online and enter to win 3 books donated by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Our goal is to incorporate your thoughtful input in future conference planning as much as we can. Access our online survey>>

Looking for More?

This October, many workshops at the Autism New Jersey 36th Annual Conference will focus on the needs of adolescents and adults. With an expected 70 workshops and 100 exhibits, research posters, and opportunities to network, the Annual Conference will provide caregivers and professionals with information pertaining to individuals of varying support needs for all ages -- with a major focus on transition issues. Learn more>>

2018 Transition Conference Photos

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Have Questions or need additional infomration?  Email conference@autismnj.org or call 800.4.AUTISM.  



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

Keynote Sponsor: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health NK Friends of Cyrus
Scholarship Fund Donor: PerformCare

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Transition Services should:
  • be a part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • be based on a student’s individual preferences and interests.
  • begin at age 14 (or earlier if applicable).
  • be a long-range plan that emphasizes skills that are needed for adult life.

More transition resources>>

Planning the Transition From School to Adult Life

Download our new transition publication.  

Remember, our Helpline is also available to answer your transition-related questions: 800.4.AUTISM or information@autismnj.org.

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