Transition Coordinators Network of NJ
Ginny Chiller 201-341-6596
Contact Ginny for information about scheduled meetings. Pre-registration is not necessary
Karen Menke 201-230-7189
Contact Karen for information about dues and attendance
Elyse Pepose 908-966-5237
Contact Elyse for guest speaker suggestions

May 18, 2016
Middlesex County College2600 Woodbridge Ave and Mill Rd. Edison, NJ 08818 Café C - College Center Park in Lot 2 or 4
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Please prepare for heavy traffic during rush hour!
DUES $20 - this is for the SCHOOL YEAR 2015-16
8:30-9:15 Networking, Welcome, Introductions

9:15-10:00 :Rebecca S. McDonald Awards ceremony: Tyler Mahon, Samra Shakeel, Keyandrea Hill, Jacob Howard, Willie Williams, Evan Dassler-Pardalos, Kyle, Paczolt, Samantha, Kramer, Anyaah Brown, Tolulupe Adeeko, William Milazzo

10:15-11:00 Strength Based Approaches: Lorraine D'Sylva-Lee & Karen Rea, Training & Consultation Specialists; Erin Bruno, Coordinator of Social Decision Making, Rutgers-UBHC

11:00-11:15 Pop In Cafe: Dr. Steven Bier, training & hiring young adults w/disabilities

11:15-11:30 NJ Safe Schools Program: Derek Shendell, Director & Associate professor, Rutgers School of Public health

11:30 - 12:00 Advancing Opportunities: Linda Soltes, Program Manager

12:00-12:30 LUNCH

12:30-1:30 What's Working in Community Based Instruction? Focus on strategies that educators are using to open the doors in the
community and assure student success. Forum conducted by Boggs Center and Bill Freeman NJDOE

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Please bring:
  • Your lunch (cafeteria is also on site)
  • $20.00 dues in cash (or checks written to CASH) for the school year. Your dues contribute directly to the costs, refreshments and awards of the TCN. PAID JUST ONCE PER SCHOOL YEAR!
  • Ideas, concerns, handouts, curricula etc. related to transition (100 copies please)

Professional Development Certificates Provided
Tentative Meeting Dates:Oct. 26, Jan. 18, May 17 2016-2017