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Don’t miss out on this opportunity
to plan your child’s summer!
Camp and Recreation Expo
TONIGHT March 23, 2017 from 4:00–7:00 P.M.

333 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus NJ 07652
 
This free event  - questions?  Contact Connie at 201-343-6000 Ext. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or register online at http://cape.bergen.org 

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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 continue to offer FREE parent workshops on a wide variety of topics. In March, we are offering a series of 3 workshops in the evenings, all targeted to families of elementary/middle school aged youth.  Jackie Dubil-Craig, BCBA will provide information about behavior, establishing routines and helping your child grow toward being more independent. Jackie is one of our most sought after speakers and you will surely walk away from one of her workshops with a plethora of knowledge.  Please mark your calendars for March 7, 14 and 21st.  Click here for more information and registration.  https://cape.bergen.org/ 

Join us March 23, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at our annual Summer Camp/Expo.  Each year we have a variety of day, sleep-away and travel camps represented.  You will surely walk away with a camp or summer recreation programs that meets the needs of your child or adult with Special Needs.  click here for more information. Click here for more information and registration.   https://cape.bergen.org/

The monthly Parent-to-Parent Exchange meetings focus on the joys and challenges of raising a teen with disabilities.  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 timeline will be helpful click this link:

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/documents/2017_graduates_aging_out_of_school_system.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
 

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