Transition Planning


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New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)-

Provides public funding for services and supports that assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) age 21 and older to live as independently as possible.
 
 

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New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)

Provides services that enable individuals with disabilities to find jobs or keep their existing jobs. 
 
  • River Dell School District will make the initial referral for your son/daughter during Junior year.  Parent/ Guardian and student need to follow up by attending the initial eligibility meeting with a case worker.
  • DVRS will have the student take a Career Scope Inventory Assessment (approx 2 hrs long)
  • DVRS can provide career counseling and guidance while the student is still in high school to assist with transition planning.
  • The Juniors and Seniors in the Transition Program will attend a CBI lesson at the DVRS center in Bergen County to meet their assigned case worker.

Website: http://jobs4jersey.com/jobs4jersey/jobseekers/disable/index.html

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NJ Transit Access Link

The public transportation system offers ADA compliant para-transit service to individuals who are unable to use local bus service as a result of their disability.
  • All persons interested in applying for Access Link service are required to attend an in-person transportation assessment interview.
  • To arrange for a transportation assessment appointment, please contact NJ TRANSIT by dialing 1-800-955-2321 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Choose the "not a certified Access Link rider" option to speak with a Certification Assistant.)
  • Please let Mrs. Welch (201-599-7244) or myself (201-599-7229) know your appointment date and time. One of us will meet you at the appointment and assist with the process.

Website: http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=AccessLinkTo

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact your student's case manager.