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  • The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking feedback from parents/guardians/caregivers of children and youth with I/DD who have completed or tried to complete the DD Eligibility application for PerformCare.  This is the link to the on-line survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDEligibility  Let your voices be heard!


    Graduates Timeline Now Available

     DDD’s Timeline for Students Exiting School and Turning 21, commonly known as the Graduates Timeline, is now available. This timeline provides next steps for students who are turning 21, exiting the school system, and interested in accessing adult services through DDD. Because the fee-for-service transition is nearing completion and the information will remain the same going forward, the timeline is no longer specific to a graduating year.


    Would your son or daughter with special needs and talents and abilities be interested and excited at the possibility of joining a non-competitive, super fun, weekly, co-ed, indoor soccer and/or indoor basketball league with other young adults (teammates) who also have special needs, talents, and abilities?  

     If you or your child are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please fill out the following brief survey (website link to survey below) to help us understand the number of participants who are interested as well as to organize the weekly schedules.  Lastly, please feel free to forward this email and survey to others who you think might also be interested in joining a weekly indoor sports league.  





A Message from the Director

  • Linda

    Fall has arrived!!  Once again the CAPE Center will be offering some exciting workshops for both parents/guardians and professionals in the field.

    Our always-popular Parent to Parent Exchange monthly meeting for October is on the15th of the month.  These monthly parent support meetings are geared to parents with youth 14 years and older, who have developmental and other disabilities. Doreen Moran leads the group and she wears the hat of both professional in the field and parent of two young adults with disabilities.  Hope you can participate - drop in when you can.

    We have two more parent workshops in October.  On the 17th, we have Financial and Legal Planning for Individuals with Special Needs:  How to Care and Prepare for your Child’s Future.  The panel discussion will address your child’s needs, steps to managing the personal finances, legal issues, accessing government benefits including information about establishing guardianships, etc  On the 23rd, we invite parents/guardians to an Information Session with Paul Aronsohn who is the Ombudsman for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families.  He presented a workshop last year to rave reviews and you will learn a lot if you attend.  Register at https://cape.bergen.org.  Good news we are now on Facebook!  Follow us by checking and liking us at https://www.facebook.com/BCSS-CAPE-Center-916194751871045/. 

    For professionals, please check our website for upcoming professional workshops. 

    Hope to see you soon!!  Of course, feel free to contact me at the BCSS CAPE Resource Center if you have any questions.

    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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