• CAPE Logo

A Message from the CAPE

  • A person wearing glasses and a black jacketDescription automatically generatedIt is with great honor and enthusiasm that I join the BCSS CAPE Resource Center as Supervisor. I am grateful and humbled by this opportunity to serve you, and I look forward to this challenge. I have been a BCSS employee since 2014 as a School Psychologist, Counselor, and Case Manager, and helping students with special needs has been my mission for the past twenty-two years. Under the leadership of Linda Wieseneck, the CAPE Resource Center has become a beacon of hope for families, which I promise to maintain with integrity. Linking families to the most up-to-date information to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities will continue to be the focus of the BCSS CAPE Resource Center.

    Please join us this May at the CAPE for our parent support groups and webinars.  Lisa Ford, Senior Director, The Arc of NJ Family Institute will be discussing college options for individuals with IDD on May 15th @ 12pm.  Deirdre O'Reilly, Vice President of the ARC of Bergen/Passaic will share information about IDD and Mental Health, as May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  I hope to see you there!

    Nicole Fried

    201-343-6000 x4067

    nicfrie@bergen.org


    MENTAL HEALTH and the Young Person with I/DD

    DATE:             Thursday, May 30, 2024

    TIME:              6:00 PM

    PRESENTER:  Deirdre O'Reilly, Vice President, Arc of Bergen/Passaic

    To attend this Workshop, please register at https://bergen.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tXC44cwmRJaSKvjq53rGoA

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    UNDERSTANDING SENSORY SYSTEMS An Occupational Therapist's Perspective on Preparing your Child for the Summer Months

    DATE:             Wednesday, June 5, 2024

    TIME:             1:00 PM

    PRESENTER:  Roberta Cohen, MS, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Bergen County Special Services

    To attend this Workshop, please register at https://bergen.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7s5U0JacSuGQYD7qDlYcAg

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    PARENT-TO-PARENT EXCHANGE MEETINGS - for Parents of Students under age 21 with Disabilities 

    DATE:               Tuesday, June 11, 2024

    TIME:               7:30 PM

    FACILITATOR:  Lauren Lavelle 

    To attend these Zoom meetings, please register at https://bergen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvfuCqrTojG9CwWxp7NrAj21wUg01jIite  


    LET'S GET TOGETHER & TALK - for Parents of Adult Children age 21 and over with Disabilities 

    DATE:               Thursday, June 13, 2024

    TIME:                7:30 PM

    FACILITATOR:  Lauren Lavelle 

    To attend these Zoom meetings, please register at https://bergen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcu-hrDIsHtykkGBKsmeh3iYi44W1mFe- 


    PARENT-TO-PARENT EXCHANGE MEETINGS - for Parents of Students under age 21 with Disabilities 

    DATE:               Tuesday, July 9, 2024

    TIME:               7:30 PM

    FACILITATOR:  Lauren Lavelle 

    To attend these Zoom meetings, please register at https://bergen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvfuCqrTojG9CwWxp7NrAj21wUg01jIite 


    LET'S GET TOGETHER & TALK - for Parents of Adult Children age 21 and over with Disabilities 

    DATE:               Thursday, July 11, 2024

    TIME:               7:30 PM

    FACILITATOR:  Lauren Lavelle 

    To attend these Zoom meetings, please register at https://bergen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcu-hrDIsHtykkGBKsmeh3iYi44W1mFe-

     

    button to join email list

    Parents and Caregivers Email Signup Form


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

    https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/V9b5SEg/parentssignup

     

    To join our professionals email list, please sign-up HERE - 

    https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/V9YQjLY/professionalsemaillist

     

    Visit our website - BCSS Cape Center

     

    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 nicfrie@bergen.org. 

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

    Nicole Fried, Supervisor, is available to answer questions and to provide consultation and support regarding special services and community resource options.  Follow up ensures quality of services.

Headlines & Features


Contact Us