On graduation day from high school, most students have a plan for what will happen next… Students with disabilities have the same right to be fully prepared for their future.

Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. has been providing successful support services and assisting students with disabilities with school to work transition for over 20 years.

Student Transition Services are available to all special needs students 16 years of age or older referred by their school district.  Students are provided individualized services designed to meet their needs, strengths, preferences and interest.

Work Experience:

• Trial Work Experience: Purpose of trial work experience is to gain an undrstanding of the individuals abilites, capabilities, and capacity to perform in a real work setting.  Trial work experience will determin if the individual will benefit from Vocational Rehabilitation Services and achieve an employment outcome.

Community Employment: Students can participate in career planning and job sampling/career exploration activities within their community.  Job development, application assistance, job coaching, and long term follow along support services are available when the student is ready to secure employment.

Prevocational Training: Provided in a structured supervised setting in order to develop appropriate work habits, behaviors, interpersonal skills, stamina and improved work performance.  Students can be engaged in contract packaging, electronic recycling, hydroponic and print service skill training.

Day Program Services:


"...Joe has come a long way.  He has gained the confidence, he is social and he has purpose...." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE from Joe's Mom

Joe's Story of Success can be found HERE


Important Links:

Click here to download or print the Transition Timeline 2017 Graduates Aging Out of the School System - Steps to Accessing Services/Supports from DDD

Students graduate with confidence and are prepared for their future.

For questions regarding Student Transition Services email transition@abilitiesnw.com or call (908) 689-7460.