New Jersey's Personal Preference Program (PPP) is helpful for individuals with I/DD
The Personal Preference Program (PPP) is an alternative to having a home health agency employee coming into the home. With the PPP, the individual or family chooses the person who will provide the ADL assistance, and that person could be the individual's mother or father, sibling, other relative or a friend. For the details about NJ's Personal Preference Program -- including the specific enrollment and operational procedures to be followed -- please see the helpful, 9-page, PPP Fact Sheet developed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS).
The Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to release updated Residential Visitation Guidance that now permits indoor visitation, when certain conditions are met, with family and friends of individuals who reside in provider managed settings such as group homes. The Division’s Residential Screening Policy has also been updated to reflect this adjustment.
Visitation will require an attestation from the residential provider, guardian consent, and each visitor to sign a visitor agreement ahead of their visit. These forms can be found below and are also available here: NJ Department of Human Services COVID-19 Information.
Further adjustments to policy will be made as more is learned about the virus. Please distribute this important information to your networks.
Summer Teen Arts & Fitness Program, Aug. 3rd - Aug. 21st.
Special Needs Inclusion Program
LIMITED ENROLLMENT TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS
3pm-6pm Mon.- Fri.
$50.00 Registration Fee
$550.00 per week
For more information, please contact us at
201-497-6512 or email email@example.com
Schedule a complimentary 15 min. walk through to learn more about us!
Join us for a special family experience. Our non-riding
program uses the entire farm – horses, goats, pigs, chickens,
natural trails and vegetable garden – and is open to all family
members. An instructor will act as your guide for your semiprivate,
individualized time on our accessible farm. Click here for more information and to register.
We are excited to announce the opening of our application process for Independence Way in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Independence Way will be home to 102 adults with developmental disabilities. Living options include 26 one-bedroom apartments and 36 two-bedroom apartments. All applicants must meet affordability requirements.Click here for more information or to apply.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-291-0619.
Camp Kipanga will be offering camp this year – revised schedule, but in-person camp, July 13 – August 14 for youth 5 – 21 in Waldwick. The campers need to verbal, somewhat independent and toilet trained. Click here for more information.
NJ Human Services to Deliver Special Food Assistance Benefits to Children Starting Next Week
The NJCDD’s Advocacy in Action e-newsletter provides important announcements and updates about the Council’s programs, grants, and special initiatives. It also includes key information about public policies and other news items happening in the New Jersey developmental disabilities community. Click here to read the June 2020 editionSummer 2020 Special Needs
Camp and Recreation Expo (Updated 7/6/2020)JDK Social Station is opening for summer programs!Get ready for an incredible summer!! Starting JULY 7th we will be offering summer camps and private therapy all July & August! If you want to be part of our social skills summer programs or private therapy this summer You can save your child’s spot right now for only $50! We are now accepting students ages 3-13 who are ready for some social skills summer fun!! As a parent, you are going to absolutely LOVE this FUN, SAFE, and most importantly, CLEAN summer camp!
We know how much joy and magic this event brings to families living with autism, but your health and safety is our utmost priority. For that reason, we will be hosting our annual Autism Beach Bash online! Be prepared for guest appearances from all your Beach Bash favorites as well as fun, interactive segments for kids of all ages-right from the comfort of your own home!
Join us on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 to have fun while supporting Autism Family Services of New Jersey! Please continue to stay connected to us for updates on our 2020 Autism Beach Bash. Contact us if you have any questions.
A Message from the Director
Welcome to the BCSS CAPE Resource Center. We serve 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 need’s community.
We are all experiencing numerous challenges and emotions these days and having a loved one with a disability can present additional issues and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me for a friendly ear and/or for information/resources to help you and your family.
During the summer, we will be planning our Fall Virtual Webinars on topics such as guardianship, understanding governmental benefits, safety in the community, etc. Our Virtual Parent/Caregiver Support Workshops facilitated by Doreen Moran will also resume in September. If you have any suggestions about workshop topics, please let me know.
To join our email list for more information about our future workshops, please sign-up HERE - https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/V9b5SEg/parentssignup
Hope to see you (virtually) soon!! Of course, feel free to contact me at the BCSS CAPE Resource Center if you have any questions/concerns, etc. WE ARE OPEN. 201-343-6000 x 4076 or by email at email@example.com.
Enjoy the Summer!
All the best,
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;
- 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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