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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.

 

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  


 

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Director's Message

Welcome to the BCSS CAPE Resource Center. The 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 Center brings to the special needs community. We have some very exciting upcoming parent and professional workshops scheduled for this year.

December is a busy month for everyone with the year winding down, but we still managed to get in a workshop or two. We welcomed the month with the Bergen County Special Education Expo on December 1, 2017. This event was held at the Brownstone School in Saddle Brook. Over 100 education professionals attended the event, which included workshops on dyslexia literacy and the latest updates on current legal trends in special education. The EXPO served as an opportunity for local school district professional to network with BCSS administrators and educators to learn first-hand about the unique programs BCSS offers.

On December 5th at 7:00pm we offered the workshop, Executive Function Deficit: What It is and How It Can Make Success in School and Life More Difficult. Over 40 people participated, who gained a better understanding of executive functioning and ways to make successful accommodations in their lives. Thank you to Vince Varassi for an excellent workshop!

As always, our Parent-to-Parent Exchange meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 7pm. These monthly parent support meetings are geared to parents with youth 14 years and older, who have developmental and other disabilities. Doreen Moran leads the group and she wears the hat of both professional in the field and parent of two young adults with disabilities. Hope you can participate - drop in when you can.

Check back in January for more information on Support Coordinators Meet and Greet on January 11, 2018. If you are a parent of a young adult who is graduating in 2018 or 2019 and transitioning to adult services, you will not want to miss this and other workshops planned for 2018.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy 2018!

  

You may register at https://cape.bergen.org for these and other FREE workshops throughout the 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: 
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540 Farview Ave
Paramus, NJ 0765

HIB Information & Anti-Bullying Specialist per Continuum

For further Anti-Bullying Information

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District  Anti-Bullying Information

 

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