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    News You Can Use is All New!

    Resources for Military Connected Families Who Have Children With Special Healthcare Needs or Disabilities

    Wednesday, October 27th from 7 - 8 p.m. on Zoom

    Receive resources and guidance, information on low or no-cost services, help with school enrollment and transitions and more!

    Welcome Remarks by Congressman Andy Kim and Capt. Frank Ingargiola,JB MDL Deputy Commander-Navy and NSA Lakehurst Commander.


    Presenters Include:

    ·     Peg Kinsell, Director of Military Family Support 360 Project

    ·     Kim Murray, Acting Director, Office of Special Education, NJ Department of Education

    ·     Mollie Greene, Assistant Commissioner, The Children’s System of Care, NJ Department of Children and Families







    See the Flyer for more details


    Register Here

    St Joe FluClinic

     For more information and links go to https://rcaas.rutgers.edu/
    Starting Monday June 21, 2021, the SCALE Program at the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) has opened its online admissions portal and
    is accepting applications for new participants age 21+
    Additional or Compensatory Special Education and Related Services for Students with Disabilities: Recently Signed Legislation and Participation in Graduation Ceremonies



A Message from the Director

  • 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 navitate the special needs world.  Our website ccontains some valuable features and benefits so you as a caregiver/family member, professional or an individual with disabilities are more informed.

    These days we have all been facing numerous challenges and emotions and caring for 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 assist you.  Our Zoom webinars address issues such as guardianship, understanding governmental benefits, strategies to get ahead of challenging behaviors and safety in the community, estate planning, transition issues, etc.  Our archived webinars are available online - https://www.bergen.org/Page/4298.

    Our virtual Parent/Caregiver Support Workshops facilitated by Doreen Moran meet monthly and are quite informative.  These workshops have resumed and judging by the previous participation, they are a great success.  Although the groups are free of charge, registration is required.

    We are in the process of scheduling our upcoming webinars, and ask that if you have any suggestions about topics, please let us know.

    The following is a list of some of the upcoming webinars taking place:



    When Parents Collect Social Security - How Parents' Social Security Benefits Impact Adult Children with I/DD

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021                              7:00-8:30 PM

    Presenter:  Bev Roberts, Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care Progrm, the Arc of New Jersey



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

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021                             7:00-8:30 PM

    Meeting Facilitator:  Doreen Moran



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

    Thursday, November 11, 2021                            7:00-8:30 PM

    Meeting Facilitator:  Doreen Moran



    Personal Preference Program (PPP):101

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021                         7:00-8:30 PM

    Presenter:  Becky Thomas, Self-Direction Program Director



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

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021                             7:00-8:30 PM

    Meeting Facilitator:  Doreen Moran



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

    Thursday, December 16, 2021                             7:00-8:30 PM

    Meeting Facilitator:  Doreen Moran


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

    Stay safe and be well!

    All the best,

    Linda Signature





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.

Contact Us

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