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  • The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking feedback from parents/guardians/caregivers of children and youth with I/DD who have completed or tried to complete the DD Eligibility application for PerformCare.  This is the link to the on-line survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDEligibility  Let your voices be heard!

     


    2018 Annual Ombudsman Report submitted by Paul S. Aronsohn:


    The Arc is working with The Council on Quality and Leadership to do housing research about how people with disabilities decide on where they will live in the future. Help us with this research by completing this online survey . The survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and you will get a $15 gift card for your participation!

     

     

A Message from the Director

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    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.

    The workshops for parents/caregivers and professionals during the 2018-19 school year were very exciting and well attended.  We held 36 workshops with over a thousand registrants and are beginning to plan for the upcoming school year. Our next workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 12th, from 7:00 to 8:30pm and will discuss Housing Options for People with Developmental Disabilities.  While you may be confused by the process, Courtney Davey, Housing Subsidy Unit Director with DDD and Errol Seltzer, President of Infinity Tomorrow will help you understand it better.  Hope to see you on June 12th.

    As always, our Parent-to-Parent Exchange meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 7pm. The next meeting is June 11th followed by July 9th. 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.

    As part of our ongoing efforts to provide Professional Development for Educators, we are proud to once again offer the 15th Annual ABA Summer Institute Workshop Series which will be held July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. 

    Please check back in a few weeks for any additional workshops being offered in July. 

     

    Wishing everyone an enjoyable summer!!

     

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

     

     

     

     

BCSS CAPE Resource Center

  • The BCSS CAPE Resource Center serves as a...

    A hub for educators, community members and individuals living and working in and around Bergen County to locate services and resources for those with developmental and other disabilities;

    We offer...

    Resource Coordination/Information

    • Resource coordination includes intake as well as referral to the system of services and educational resources in Bergen County and the surrounding communities.
    • Educational materials, such as fact sheets, journal articles, publications, directories, etc., on topics related to people with disabilities;

    Educational Workshops (Areas of interest include…)

    • Transition Planning
    • Parenting Skills
    • Guardianship/Estate Planning/Special Needs Trusts
    • Housing Options
    • Monthly Parent Support Groups
      • Monthly Aspen Dads Groups
      • Monthly Parent Support Group for parents/caregivers with youth 14 yrs. and older

    Linda Wieseneck, Director, is available to answer questions and to provide consultation and support regarding special services and community resource options.  Follow up ensures quality of services.

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