Events

March 21st, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Calling all students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute for a tour of the Career & Community Studies Program at The College of New Jersey. The Career & Community Studies Program is a college-based, liberal studies program designed to prepare students with a disability (ages 18-25) for adult life through academics, career discovery and peer socialization as part of a diverse community of learners. During the tour you will have the opportunity to visit the school and speak with program staff to learn about the different aspects of the program.

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March 22nd, 2019

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Calling all students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The mission of College Steps is to provide supplemental support for students living with social, communication and learning disabilities. The primary goal of College Steps is to support the unique needs of students while preparing them for meaningful careers and increased autonomy after college. College Steps students are supported with a framework of supports in four core content areas: Academic Enrichment, Social Integration, Living and Independence, and Pre-Employment Skills. College Steps supports high school transition students, age 16-21 years and college students ages 18-26.

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March 27th, 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

At age 18, all individuals, including those with developmental disabilities, reach the legal age of majority. This means that parents can no longer make decisions legally on behalf of an adult child, regardless of the nature of the individual's disability and regardless of whether or not the individual still lives with the family. Some families may want to consider guardianship as an option for their family member.

Join us as the New Jersey Bureau of Guardianship Services (BGS) discuss guardianship options, the process of obtaining guardianship and ways BGS can help.  For additional information and to register, click here.

April 9th, 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The process of applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children with disabilities under 18 years of age is very different from applying as an adult. Join us as Gina Diouf, District Manager, Social Security New Brunswick and Everett Lo, Social Security Regional Public Affairs Office discuss the eligibility requirements and application process for children age 18 and younger applying for SSI.

For more information and to register, click here