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PCAST - Person Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), in partnership with The Boggs Center, conducts planning, development, and activities aimed at promoting effective transitions for students with disabilities through the use of person-centered approaches. The Boggs Center provides expertise in these approaches to the critical process of planning for effective transitions from school to adult life, including employment and engaging with adult service systems. The project aims to identify strategies to positively impact person centered post-school outcomes.


View the PCAST video developed by the NJ DOE, OSEP in partnership with The Boggs Center:




  • Introduction to Person Centered Planning and Implementation

This webinar provides an overview of person centered thinking and planning and related approaches that have been developed and used by New Jersey schools involved in the project. Educators and family members are welcome to join and learn about the benefits of innovative strategies, including holistic collaborative planning as well as individual and classroom approaches. 


Date Time Registration Link

September 19, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Effective Meeting Facilitation for Educational Settings

This webinar will provide an overview of key person centered thinking skills and tools designed to improve the quality of all meetings. These techniques are applicable in all settings including: IEPs, person centered planning, multidisciplinary educational planning meetings, and department meetings.


Date Time Registration Link
September 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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View PCAST training courses

Project Leader: Michael Steinbruck
Training & Consultation Specialist: Somerlee Monaghan

Project Director: Margaret Gilbride

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