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BCSS Adult Continuum

The BCSS Adult Continuum offers a variety of choices for individuals with developmental disabilities residing in Bergen County. Currently, BCSS is operating five programs for adults: Paramus Rehab, Wood-Ridge Rehab, Careers through Technology, Stepping Stones and Progressive Paths.

 

All of the programs provide services using a person centered planning approach with each individual. Instruction is designed around employment, community inclusion, daily living skills, problem solving and coping skills, leisure skills, work enclaves, volunteerism and classroom instruction. Community based instruction allows adults to develop skills in real world settings and enhance inclusion in the community. BCSS is committed to providing a quality program that enables adults to be contributing and valued members of their community.

Please click on each program icon for more details and contact information.

 

Wood-Ridge Rehab and Paramus Rehab

Program components include prevocational training, work readiness classes, job development, job coaching, community inclusion activities, daily living living skills, problem solving/conflict resolution groups, safety skills, technology instruction, recreation and leisure activities, social skills, career exploration, self- advocacy skills development, functional application of skills, travel instruction and  health education. Wood-Ridge and Paramus are qualified vendors for individuals with self-directed budgets. Additionally, we are an approved vendor the ICSS program – Individual Community Supports and Services (ICSS).

Please click on the program icon for contact information and program details

 

Progressive Paths @ Wood-Ridge

For those individuals who present with significant challenges in communication, work skills, social interactions and self-directed behavior, BCSS has created a special and nurturing environment. The primary purpose of this program is to enhance an individual’s sense of autonomy, ability to connect with others, be a part of their community and skill development in real world settings. Progressive Paths is a qualified vendor for individuals with self-directed budgets and for the Individual Community Supports and Services (ICSS) program.

Please click on the program icon for contact information and program details.

 

Careers through Technology

This is a technology, employment oriented program designed for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities operated by BCSS and funded by DDD. This dynamic program offers instruction in technology, career exploration, job sampling, travel training, self-advocacy skills, and linkages to community resources, social skills, travel training, positive work behaviors and the “soft skills”. Its primary focus is employment, community inclusion and independence. The Careers through Technology program is a qualified vendor for those individuals with self-directed budgets.

Please click on the program icon for contact information and program details.

 

Stepping Stones

For those individuals who present with significant support needs in the area of adaptive behavior and communication, BCSS has developed a special program with strong supports in these areas. Operated by BCSS, and funded by DDD this program is located in our Paramus facility at East 64 Midland Ave.

Skill development is presented in small, sequential steps within a structured setting. Learning is primarily facility based with opportunities for community based instruction. Adults are engaged in prevocational activities, daily living skills, community inclusion activities and recreation/leisure activities.

Please click on the program icon form contact information and program details.

 

Family Support/Respite Programs: Paramus After Hours and Live and Learn

 

The Live and Learn program is currently operating out of our Paramus and Wood-Ridge locations.

This program offers adults the opportunities to be involved in a class with their peers. Classes such as cooking and arts and crafts provide the opportunity to learn new skills, develop hobbies and interact with their peers. Classes run from 3:30pm to 5:00pm one day a week for 8 consecutive weeks, three to four times a year. Transportation is not provided. The Live and Learn program is funded by DDD and free for those adults residing in their own home with family members. For those adults residing in community residences, a small fee is charged provided all adults residing in their own homes have been served.

For more information please contact 201-343-6000 ext. 6031

 

The Paramus After Hours program is currently operating out of our Paramus site at East64 Midland Ave.

This program offers adults the opportunities to be involved in an after work program with their peers. The program is designed to be somewhat unstructured affording opportunities to relax, socialize and engage in activities. Funded by DDD, this program is available from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, five days a week, and 12 months a year. BCSS provides transportation for the program site to home if the individual’s residence is near an established bus route.

 

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