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  • Welcome to the New Normal

    New Jersey Family Support Planning Council's Statewide Virtual Meeting will be live streamed free on YouTube channel Saturday, June 13th, 10am-12pm. Viewers are welcome to leave comments. Not all comments may not be addressed during the meeting, but will be reviewed and reflected in the future planning.

    Click here to register

    Webinar: Pride During COVID-19: Virtually Celebrating Diversity in LGBTQ Youth

    A free 45-minute webinar for parents and caregivers from the Child Study Center and NYU General Pediatrics Associates, part of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone.

    Click here to register.

    The Family Resource Network is coming to you! To show you we are still here for you, we have created FRN Connect, a free 3-month webinar series that will provide interactive opportunities to stay healthy and connected while practicing social distancing. Connect with us today!

    Click here for more information and to register

    DDD Presentation - Transition Into Adulthood
    Transition into adulthood: information about DDD services for the 2020 graduates.

    Click here for a downloadable PDF

    Art School

    We're continuing our mission to bring the arts to your doorstep!
    These intimate art experiences are a great way to continue honing your skills remotely while staying in touch with one another. Keep reading to find the class, workshop, or free demo that's right for you!

    Click here to browse classes and register

  • Autism Beach

    Autism Beach Bash benefits individuals and their families living with autism spectrum disorders. This is a free event which will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020.  The day includes organized activities, DJ, arts and crafts, informational vendors, lunch, beach games and more.  Families have an opportunity to network and partake in organized activities throughout the day.  One of the highlights of the day is the opportunity to surf with Surfers Healing.  Surf camp registration will be open May 9 through May 10.  For more information and to register for the suf camp visit www.surfershealing.org.    

    Register for Autism Beach Bash Here


  • Friend Groups Join in to hang out, see friends, and stay in touch. Through July, we have hang outs every Wednesday and Saturday. Connect with friends through music, games, and more. Take a look at the calendar to RSVP. See you soon!

    Perform Care Summer Camp  

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CSOC has extended the Summer Camp Services application deadline. The new deadline is now Saturday, May 30, 2020. This will be the last day to submit online applications, and paper/mailed applications must be postmarked by the new deadline.

    The PerformCare website and “paper” applications will be updated to reflect the new May 30 deadline date soon. Applications that list the original deadline of April 30 will still be accepted.

    Currently, it is preferable for families to apply for Summer Camp Services online through the Family Portal on the PerformCare website. Due to changes in CSOC/PerformCare operations, submitting applications online will have a faster processing time.

    In addition, please encourage families to submit eligibility applications for CSOC intellectual and developmental disability services through the portal to expedite the eligibility process.

    For more information on CSOC Summer Camp Services, please visit www.performcarenj.org/SummerCamp.


A Message from the Director

  • Linda

    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 needs community.   

    When life returns to normal, we hope you will join us for our FREE workshops. In the meantime, we will be rescheduling some of our meeting to a virtual platform.  Stay tuned for more information as we transition to on-line presentations.

    On Thursday, April 16th we held our first virtual parent/caregiver support group for parents/caregivers assisting adults 18 years and over and it was a great success. There are many issues related to caring for adults with special needs and this group provides a venue for support and encouragement as you tackle the challenges of caregiving for an adult, especially in these trying times. Our next Zoom on-line meeting will be May 14th  7 – 8 pm. The registration link will be posted soon.

    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 (virtually).   201-343-6000 x 4076 or by email at linwie@bergen.org.

     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;

    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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