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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 Adult Day Program, Wood-Ridge Adult Day Program, 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 enhances inclusion in the community. BCSS is committed to providing a quality program that enables adults to be contributing and valued members of their community.

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Wood-Ridge and Paramus Adult Day Programs

Program components include pre-vocational training, work readiness classes, job development, job coaching, community inclusion activities, daily 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 for the Individual Community Supports and Services (ICSS) program.

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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, promote the ability to connect with others and become a part of their community, and foster 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.

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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, social skills, positive work behaviors, and the “soft skills,” and provides linkages to community resources. 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.

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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 296 East Ridgewood Avenue.

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 pre-vocational activities, daily living skills, community inclusion activities, and recreation/leisure activities.

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Family Support/Respite Programs: Paramus After Hours

The Paramus AfterHours program is currently operating out of our Paramus site at 296 East Ridgewood Avenue.

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 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 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.



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


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