2017 Transition Conference

2017 Transition Conference

May 1, 2017   |   Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel   |   Woodbridge, NJ

Back by popular demand, Autism New Jersey is proud to once again offer a conference tailored specifically to the concerns of families with children from 10 to 25 years of age. This specialized event provides caregivers and professionals with up-to-date information pertaining to this critical time in the life of an individual with autism. Careful planning to navigate the changes from school to the adult service system is necessary, and thousands rely on Autism New Jersey’s assistance to do so. 12 workshops and 50 exhibits will focus on legal, instructional, and service issues specific to this important time of life. Since its origin in 2014, the Transition Conference has been a sold-out event, and we look forward to serving 450 participants on May 1st, 2017 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Join us!

Registration is open!

We expect another sold-out event, so register as soon as possible to make sure you can participate in this valuable experience!

Online registration is available with credit card payment only. If you are an Autism New Jersey organization member or prefer to pay by purchase order or check, please download and submit the registration form.

Support the 2017 Transition Conference

Your support enables this important event to further educate caregivers and professionals about this critical time in the life of a person with autism.

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Keynote Address   |   Improving the Transition to Adulthood

Mary McDonald, Ph.D., BCBA-DAutism New Jersey is pleased to announce that the 2017 keynote address, “Improving the Transition to Adulthood” will be presented by Mary McDonald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, from Eden II Programs and Hofstra University. Dr. McDonald will discuss important decisions and preparations pertaining to skills to be taught, systems to be faded, schedules of reinforcement, and dependency on prompts and 1:1 instruction. She will specifically focus on curriculum assessment, skill development, and proactive strategies to foster a smooth transition to adulthood.

Thank you to our Keynote Sponsor:  




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

Mass Mutual Financial Group  


Scholarship Sponsors: 

  • The Foley Family
  • The Goldstein Family
  • The Hislip Family
  • The Holzer Family
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Kevin Petranich
  • The Rickles Family
  • The Walsh Family
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