Coordinator: Kelly Borden, LSW
Project ADULTS provides a continuum of services for young adults aimed at bridging the gap between school and adult life. Funded by the Mercer County Department of Human Services, Project ADULTS works with students approaching graduation from Mercer High School and students with disabilities referred from other Mercer County public high schools. Project ADULTS staff helps prepare a comprehensive transition service plan.
After graduation, Project ADULTS provides direct services such as counseling, information, referral services, and general service coordination to young adults and their families.
Project ADULTS provides leadership to a countywide organization, the Mercer Area Partnership (MAP), whose mission is improving the transition from school to adult life for young adults with disabilities. The MAP, which draws its membership from the staff of all high schools in Mercer County, representatives of community agencies, family members and consumers, has organized training sessions for high school special education staff around issues of self-determination, and developed educational materials for the business community. Project ADULTS has written a handbook and service directory on transition issues.