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Exploring Transition in New Jersey

Exploring Transition in New Jersey: Research into the Experiences of Emerging Adults with IDD & Their Families was a study conducted by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities between 2014 and 2016 to learn more about the experiences of young adults with disabilities as they leave high school and enter adulthood. With funding from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, the study gathered information from available literature, school district representatives, young adults with developmental disabilities and their families to better understand the state of transition in New Jersey.

The Report on Key Findings provides a summary of what was learned from the study in the areas of: transition planning, career preparation and work experience, self-determination and self-advocacy, post-secondary education, independent living, and connection to services and supports.

View Exploring Transition in New Jersey: Research into the Experiences of Emerging Adults with IDD & Their Families Report on Key Findings

A full report on findings, including in-depth information on the results of the study is also available.

View the Full Report for Exploring Transition in New Jersey: Research into the Experiences of Emerging Adults with IDD & Their Families

The Boggs Center would like to thank the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities for supporting this work, as well as all those who participated in sharing their experiences with transition to adult life. All phone interview respondents were automatically entered into a random drawing to win a $100 gift card for their participation. The four gift card winners selected were:

  • Lauren Agoratus
  • Chris Delaunay
  • Kathy Brown McHale
  • Lauren Vogler

Project Director: Carrie Coffield, PhD

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