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Autism New Jersey is looking to collect data from parents who have children with autism who exhibit severe challenging behavior. We are acutely aware of the service gap that exists for children and adults who experience challenging behavior.  

We are strongly advocating for a statewide adoption of an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment approach and an increase in existing program capacity. 

We strive to help help families every step of the way.  Your responses to this survey will be de-identified and used in our discussions with legislators and state officials as we work to bring attention to this under-served segment of the autism community.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5X5FYGN

We thank you in advance for your contribution.

 

Important Information From the Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties:

We have had some inquiries about the needs of  people with disabilities  in Texas affected by disaster. We have added a page to our website which we are updating as information comes in. It includes  a list of funds that have been set up to help the local Arcs and people with disabilities. It also includes the immediate needs of The Arc of Greater Beaumont which is sheltering 40 people in their offices.

 

DD Eligibility Application Survey

Please find the link to the quick online survey about “DD Eligibility Application” for children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDEligibility

  • Target population: Families of children (age 0-21) with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities who have tried to submit/have submitted the “DD Eligibility Application” to PerformCare/Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Purpose: To identify potential barriers of completing the “DD Eligibility Application”
  • Expected time for survey completion: a few minutes
  • Contact person: Kyoko Coco, Family Support Coordinator, New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 609-341-3112

 

·         Acknowledgement: This survey was created thanks to generous support from New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities  

 

Important information from DDD:

If your young adult is transitioning to adult services and will be utilizing services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Please save the date!

Date: Saturday 9/16/17      Time: 10-3pm

Location: Location: DDD Hamilton Office, 5 Commerce Way, Suite 100, Hamilton NJ 08691

Public Partnership (PPL) has accepted the Family Support Planning Council's invitation to our statewide meeting on Saturday, September 16, 2017. PPL will have a full team of PPP managers and supervisors able to attend.  DDS Director Joe Amoroso will also be in attendance regarding the PPP Program.  We are also in the process of confirming PPL managers related to DDD Fiscal Intermediary services as well as representatives from DDD to be in attendance at the meeting.  PPL will also provide an overview of the BetterOnline Portal.  This is a meeting you do not want to miss, but it is important that you REGISTER! The link to online registration will be distributed in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact our Statewide Coordinator, Kyoko Coco, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  609-341-3112.

 

NJ FAMILY SUPPORT PLANNING COUNCIL STATEWIDE MEETING

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Division of Developmental Disabilities
5 Commerce Way Suite 100
Hamilton, NJ 08691

Click HERE for more information and to register!!!


 

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Director's Message

Welcome to the BCSS CAPE Resource Center. The CAPE Resource Center serves the special needs community by providing access to information, resources, services, educational opportunities and referrals. Learn about the many features, services, and benefits that the CAPE Center brings to the special needs community. We have some very exciting upcoming parent and professional workshops scheduled this year. 

 We are excited about our upcoming workshop, Update on SSI and Medicaid, presented by Bev Roberts, Director of the Arc of NJ's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program and Cheryl Crick, Coordinator of the Arc of NJ's Family Advocacy and Advocacy Services on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm.  This workshop will assist parents/caregivers and individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities understand SSI, Medicaid and the possible programs and services available.  Don't miss this! Scroll down  for more information and to register for this and other workshops.

The monthly Parent-to-Parent Exchange meetings focus on the joys and challenges of raising a teen with disabilities.  The last two meetings for this school year are on June 13 and July 11, 2017.  The group generally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

If your young adult is transitioning to adult services and will be utilizing services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), then the newly published Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual:  A Quick Guide for Families will be helpful click this link:

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/documents/family_guide_to_supports_program_policy_manual.pdf


You may register at https://cape.bergen.org/for these and other FREE workshops throughout the coming year. 

We are here to assist you!

For more information, please contact:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , L.C.S.W., Director C.A.P.E. Special Services Resource Center Collaboration. Access. Planning, Education         

540 Farview Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652 201-343-6000 ext. 4067 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The BCSS Resource Center is a:

  • Resource for BCSS students and families;
  • Resource for BCSS post 21 adult rehab clients and their families;
  • Resource for BCSS case managers and faculty;
  • Resource for families and students throughout the greater Bergen County region;
  • Resource for education professionals throughout the greater Bergen County region;
  • Resource for disability services professionals throughout the greater Bergen County region.

Scope of Services (Features of the BCSS Resource Center)

Resource Coordination      

Resource coordination includes intake, referral to the system of services and educational resources in Bergen County and the surrounding communities.  The Resource Consultant is available to answer questions and to provide consultation and support regarding special services and community resource options.  Follow up ensures quality of services.

The One-Stop-Shop

  • Service providers that serve people with disabilities have access to space at the BCSS Resource Center to provide their programs directly at the Center.
  • Possible opportunites for partners to co-locate at the BCSS Resource Center include agencies from early intervention, statewide services, employment, vocational rehabilitation, county offices, mental health services, transportation, DD services and recreation resources.
  • Service providers may also take advantage of the conference rooms to conduct workshops, trainings, educational seminars and other client related meetings.

Resource Room

The Resource Room includes but is not limited to the following items:

  • Educational materials, such as fact sheets, journal articles, etc., on many different topics related to people with disabilities;
  • Internet access for information on the web;
  • Magazines, books and other publications;
  • Brochures and fact sheets on service providers that serve people with disabilities;
  • Resource directories.

Education Workshops

Service Providers are invited to use space at the BCSS Resource Center to conduct their workshops, trainings, educational seminars and other meetings related to client services.  Areas of interest include:

  • Transition Planning
  • Parenting Skills
  • Guardianship/Estate Planning/Special Needs Trusts
  • Housing Options
  • Monthly Aspen Dads Groups and Monthly Parent Support Group
 

CAPE Special Services Resource Center

Collaboration Access Planning Education

The mission of the Bergen County Special Services School District (BCSS) Resource Center is to serve individuals with disabilities from infancy through adulthood as a central point of contact for guidance and connection to accessible and appropriate resources.  The Center is committed to helping individuals and families access the system of resources to enrich all aspects of life.
For more information, please contact:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , L.C.S.W., Executive Director
C.A.P.E. Special Services Resource Center
Collaboration. Access. Planning, Education 
540 Farview Avenue Suite 1200
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-343-6000 ext. 4067

Read more: THE CAPE CENTER
 

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
540 Farview Ave
Paramus, NJ 0765

HIB Information & Anti-Bullying Specialist per Continuum

For further Anti-Bullying Information

Click on links above

District  Anti-Bullying Information

 

Safety Security Letter