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Introduction to Transition Services

Presented by Melissa Zeidler & Janna Sheiman, Disability Rights NJ

April 19, 2023, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In this webinar, registrants will be introduced to the various school and agency based services available to help students aged 14+ transition from high school to adulthood. We will talk about the Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) offered by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), additional transition related services from other agencies, and how these various agencies can work together to provide holistic services. In addition, attendees will learn about the college tuition sponsorship that the DVRS offers, how to apply, and more!

Webinar Objectives:

1. Introduction to school-based transition services

2. Introduction to Pre-ETS services from the DVRS

3. Introduction to transition-related services from other agencies including DVRS & the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

4. Introduction to college tuition sponsorship from DVRS

Melissa Zeidler is the Managing Attorney of the Community Inclusion Team at Disability Rights NJ. Ms. Zeidler started off her career as a staff attorney representing clients with cancer at the Nassau Suffolk Law Service in Long Island, NY. She then moved to the Urban Justice Center’s Mental Health Project in NYC representing clients seeking federal disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Her most recent position before Disability Rights NJ was as supervisor of the Disability Advocacy Project at Brooklyn Legal Services.

Janna Sheiman is the Managing Attorney of the Employment Team at Disability Rights NJ. Ms. Sheiman’s legal experience has been developed through her work at Disability Rights NJ, in addition to various other roles. Her previous experience includes working at a personal injury defense firm as well as 9 years representing vulnerable students with developmental disabilities, protecting their civil rights as well as their right to an equal education.

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