2369 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.3000
Fax: 908.851.9688

Transition 2016-17

NOTE:  The resources and organizations listed are not to be considered formal recommendations of the Township of Union School District. These resources are not intended to service all populations.  Please contact the listed providers for additional information regarding programs, security, and answers to any other questions.  

Information will be added to this Transition website as it becomes available throughout the school year; please check back regularly for updates. 

Many events are held annually around the same time and location, so we will leave all announcements on this site, even if the event/information has passed; this may provide awareness of similar events during the following school year just in case you missed it this year. 

The Transition Coordinators will bring all materials up-to-date at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and again provide new Transition-related materials, as needed.

  • “Preparing Students with IEPS for Life in the Community, Integrated Employment, and Post-School Success”. Please see the statement below from the Morris Union Jointure Commission:
  • "We are pleased to announce that the Morris Union Jointure Commission (“MUJC”) was notified recently that its competitive grant application, "Preparing Students with IEPs for Life in the Community, Integrated Employment, and Post-School Success," has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education after completing the pre-contract award procedures. It is one of three grants awarded in New Jersey to enhance transition focused services within the local community based on each student's IEP. This is a three-year grant with a total award of $1,000,000. The grant provides for two certified staff from the MUJC’s Developmental Learning Centers (“DLCS”) to focus on building capacity to enhance the partnering districts transition program.  Each partnering district will receive professional development, parent training, transition assessments, assistance with the development and implementation of structured learning experiences, assistance with the development and implementation of community based instruction including the admission price for up to three students from each partnering district for age appropriate recreational and leisure activities."
  • The Township of Union Public Schools is a partnering district with the MUJC and district students will be provided services as described above.

 New Jersey State Resources for Students with Disabilities  

Additional Resources 
  • Additional Transition-Related Resources in NJ/Union County to Assist People with Disabilities

  •  Kean University Occupational Therapy Community Cares Clinic (KUOT-CCC): http://otclinic.kean.edu/     KUOT-CCC treats individuals of all ages and abilities to maximize their participation in meaningful activities. Clients will receive a comprehensive evaluation with recommendations for further treatment. KUOT-CCC offers individualized treatment as well as therapeutic groups and special programs. Please see our services and calendar of events tab for more details.

  • NCWD/Youth Releases Publications on Financial Capability for Youth
    The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has published a new Info Brief for families, “Developing Financial Capability Among Youth: How Families Can Help.” Developing financial capability has been recognized as an important part of preparing youth for the transition to adulthood, including under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Families are one of the most significant influences on young people’s financial knowledge and attitudes. This brief provides families with suggestions and resources on how to talk with youth about money and assist them in learning and practicing financial management skills through their interactions at home.

    NCWD/Youth has also published a new Info Brief for youth, “Taking Charge of Your Money: An Introduction to Financial Capability.” Developing financial capability — the capacity based on knowledge, skills and access to manage financial resources effectively — is an important part of becoming an adult. This brief provides a starting point for youth to learn about and develop financial capability so that they can make smart decisions about managing money now and in the future.

    Read “Developing Financial Capability Among Youth: How Families Can Help”

     Read “Taking Charge of Your Money: An Introduction to Financial Capability”

College/Postsecondary Disability Services
Financial Aid Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education
  • Wells Fargo Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, deadline 1/17/17 - Financial Aid Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education - In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to develop and implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. This program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or nation origin.