• Get Your Child's Booster at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

    Vaccine Center Hours

    Wednesdays and Thursdays: 3pm - 6pm

    Last Walk-Up Appointment: 5:30pm

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    230 East Ridgewood Ave

    Paramus, NJ 07652

    Appointments are encouraged but not necessary.

    Must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian over the age of 18.

    Get more information and schedule your appointment at NewBridgeHealth.org

    View the CDC Guidelines

    Please bring

     

    ·     Your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card

    ·     A photo ID

    ·     Insurance Card, if applicable


    Emotional Support for Families of Color

    The MHANJ recently received funding from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) to increase access to mental health support for families of color impacted by COVID-19, focusing in the most impacted counties in New Jersey. The funding is used for an initiative entitled COVID-19 Pandemic: Emotional Support for Families of Color, a partnership program designed to work with churches and community organizations to improve the mental health of families of color, which ultimately can improve their overall wellness and quality of life. Click here to read more about us. 


    Autism New Jersey is partnering with the Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey to provide
    comprehensive information, support, and vaccine access through our special needs vaccine clinic.
    Through our extensive planning conversations with families and medical staff, we found that approximately
    one quarter of the families report that their child has a specific fear or phobia of needles and nearly all noted
    the need for some type of individualized accommodation. 

    Special Needs Vaccine Clinic


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    Social Security Office Locator 

    The Social Security Administration has a long history of outreach and coordination with advocates and community-based organizations across the nation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to work with advocates and community-based organizations is essential to reaching the country’s most vulnerable populations, including individuals with low income, limited English proficiency, mental illness, or those facing homelessness. The agency is fully committed to assisting people in gaining access to the information and services they need with a specific emphasis on applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

    “I made this issue a strategic agency priority and focused resources to reach vulnerable communities and help them access our services and receive their benefits. I ask leaders in every community to share information about our programs with people and help them connect with us to apply for benefits,” said Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security. “Social Security is working on many initiatives to reach vulnerable populations and I am pleased to share information about our national outreach campaign, developed in collaboration with leaders in the community, to raise awareness of the SSI and SSDI programs.”

    To ensure effective outreach to these vulnerable populations who need access to agency programs, and to the advocates and organizations who can help to connect people with Social Security, the agency launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the SSI and SSDI programs and encourage people to apply. Campaign efforts include:

    ·     A new webpage, People Helping Others, at www.socialsecurity.gov/thirdparty, for anyone who could assist another person with accessing Social Security’s programs and services;

    ·     A new outreach website, at www.socialsecurity.gov/thirdparty/groups/vulnerable-populations.html where all partner groups can access informational materials to share through their networks, including resources tailored to specific vulnerable populations;

    ·     An updated Faith-Based and Community Groups website at www.socialsecurity.gov/thirdparty/groups/faithandcommunity.html with a new outreach toolkit and SSI and SSDI fact sheets. The agency coordinated this effort with the White House, and the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is helping to promote these resources; and

    ·     An upcoming national advertising campaign to support all outreach efforts on TV, radio, and social media, with special emphasis on children with disabilities (see the recently redesigned website focused on SSI for children at www.socialsecurity.gov/benefits/disability/apply-child.html). TV and radio PSAs highlighting SSI for children currently are being tested in the Dallas, TX area to determine their impact.

    ·     The agency is now completing training videos for community-based caseworkers to help their clients with the SSI application process.

    People can apply for SSI benefits, and for other benefit programs, through a telephone appointment with the agency, even while local offices are not able to accept walk-in visitors. More people need to be made aware of the SSI program and reminded that they can call toll-free 1-800-772-1213, or their local Social Security office, to make a phone appointment to apply for SSI. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call Social Security’s TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.

     

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    Do you need help during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic?
    New Jersey Human Services is here to help you and your family.

    Click to download PDF flyer - English, Espanol


     

    Helpline

    Click here for informational video.


    The Community Health Directory for NJ Families is a resource net and information hub for social services and programs available in New Jersey. Due to the growing list of services in our State, our Community Health Workers can help you navigate the system and identify accessible autism-appropriate resources. Our primary focus is on the following resources: health insurance applications, food access, mental health resources, medication assistance, and more! Click here.


    Job or income loss due to COVID-19? Our Navigator's will help you stay covered! Call now to explore the health insurance options available for you. Call 1-800-355-0271, our enrollment assistance services are provided FREE of charge and are available in English, Spanish and Russian. Click here for video.


    Helping Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Become Comfortable with Face Masks. Helping Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Become Comfortable with Face Masks provides strategies supporters can use to help adults with I/DD become more comfortable with face masks. Download the PDF here.


    Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities can help readers understand why face masks are important for themselves and others to wear. Supporters of people with I/DD can also use this resource to discuss the importance of face masks by printing or sharing with the person on a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone. Download the PDF here.


    Helping people with autism spectrum disorder manage masks and COVID-19 tests. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many new challenges for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Features of ASD, including impaired social and communication skills, repetitive behaviors, insistence on sameness, and especially sensory intolerances, make adapting to wearing face masks and the experience of a COVID-19 test particularly challenging.

    Read the full article here.


    Physical Fitness Activities and Nutrition Support for Autism Families

    It’s hard enough to find support and respite when you have a child with autism, but add a pandemic to the mix, and you’ve really got your hands full. Read the full article here.


    Resources About Face Masks

    Face Mask Resources for Adults
    Face masks are an essential and necessary defense in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Some adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may not understand why they and others need to wear them, or may have fear, anxiety, or sensory challenges that impact mask wearing. The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities has developed two new resources to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) become comfortable with face masks.


    Helping Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Become Comfortable with Face Masks - provides strategies supporters can use to help adults with I/DD become more comfortable with face masks.

    Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - can help readers understand why face masks are important for themselves and others to wear. Supporters of people with I/DD can also use this resource to discuss the importance of face masks by printing or sharing with the person on a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone.

    Face Mask Resources for Children

    The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and Children’s Specialized Hospital have developed a series of resources to help children understand and feel comfortable wearing face masks. The series includes:

    A Parent’s Guide: Helping Your Child Wear a Face Mask - (English) (Spanish)

    Help Your Child Feel Good about Using and Seeing Others Wearing Face Masks - (English) (Spanish)

    I Can Stay Healthy by Wearing a Face Mask - (English) (Spanish)