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A Message from the Director

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    Welcome to the CAPE Resource Center.  We serve the special needs community by providing access to information, resources, services, educational opportunities and referrals to help you navigate the special needs world.  Our website contains some valuable features and benefits, so you, as a caregiver/family member, professional or an individual with disabilities, are more informed.

    Families face numerous challenges and emotions while caring for a loved one with a disability.  Navigating "systems" adds additional frustration and stress.  Please feel free to reach out to me for a friendly ear and/or for information/resources to assist you.  Our Zoom webinars address issues such as guardianship, understanding governmental benefits, strategies to get ahead of challenging behaviors, safety in the community, and estate planning, transition issues, etc.  Our archived webinars are available online - https://www.bergen.org/Page/4298.

    Our virtual Parent/Caregiver support groups, facilitated by Lauren Lavelle, a parent coach and a professional in the field of disabilities, meet monthly and are quite informative.  These groups are virtual and judging by the participation, are a great success.  Although the groups are at no cost, registration is required.

    We are in the process of scheduling this year's webinars, and ask if you have any suggestions about topics. Please let me know

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    Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meetings - for Parents of Students under age 21 with Disabilities

    Date:  Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    Time:  7:30 PM

    Facilitator:  Lauren Lavelle

    To attend these Zoom workshops please register

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    https://bergen.zoom.us/j/87397043250?pwd=U3FHSUhKcUdlVDkzMkxsT01zQ2lRUT09

     

    Let's Get Together & Talk - for Parents of Adult Children age 21 and over with Disabilities

    Date:  Thursday, October 13, 2022

    Time:  7:30 PM

    Facilitator:  Lauren Lavelle

    To attend these Zoom workshops please register

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    https://bergen.zoom.us/j/81158867281?pwd=SGRjSWJhdzVzZlF1c2NFRnExRU1zQT09

     

    Getting Ready for College:  Opportunities and Success for Students with Physical and Mental Health Challengies, Learning Differences, and Other Health Conditions

    Date:  Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    Time:  7:00-8:30 PM

    Presenters:  Scott Marken, EdRedefined (www.edredefined.com)

    Annie Tulkin, Accessible College (www.accessiblecollege.com)

    To attend this workshop please register

    To join https://bergen.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bS9ZsqKSSrmV99oCx-UVuw

     

    SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP SERIES - Part 1 of 3 - Just the Basics:  SSI and Medicaid - What to Know for your Adult Child with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

    Date:  Tuesday, October 25, 2022

    Time:  7:00-8:30 PM

    Presenter:  Bev Roberts, Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, The Arc of New Jersey

    To attend this workshop please register

    To join https://bergen.zoom.us/s/82387586397?pwd=b1hueUdSSmtRUTNKTmtuczFNdm1Xdz09

     

    SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP SERIES - Part 2 of 3 - When Parents Collect Social Security - How Parents' Social Security Benefits Impact Adult Children with I/DD

    Date:  Tuesday, November 1, 2022

    Time:  7:00-8:30 PM

    Presenter:  Bev Roberts, Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, The Arc of New Jersey

    To attend this workshop please register

    To join https://bergen.zoom.us/s/82252044399?pwd=Y1c0ajRnRnhxYXRoZ202SSs4WjJxQT09

     

    SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP SERIES - Part 3 of 3 - What You Need to Know About The SSI Application Process

    Date:  Tuesday, November 15, 2022

    Time:  7:00-8:30 PM

    Presenters:  Tracy Cahn, Esq., Risa Rohrberger, Esq., Cahn & Rohrberger LLC

    To attend this workshop please register

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    To join our email list for more information about our future workshops, please sign-up HERE - 

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     To join our email list for more information about our future workshops, please sign-up HERE - 

    Visit our website - BCSS Cape Center

    https://www.bergen.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1460

    Hope to see you soon!!  Feel free to reach out to me at the BCSS CAPE Resource Center if you have any questions/concerns, etc.  201-343-6000 x 4067 or by email at linwie@bergen.org.

    All the best,

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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 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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