Building resilience, or the ability to endure and grow from adversity, involves strengthening knowledge of parenting and child development, social connections and networks of support, and the social and emotional competence of children. The Learn the Signs. Act Early Resilience Toolkit provides resources for supporting the developmental health and resiliency of children ages 3-5 and their families.
On this page, you will find the following resources.
* Free Special Education Advocacy Curriculum
* The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
* Family Guide To Autism Services
*. ARC of New Jersey
*. The Family Resource Network
*. The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project (NJSAP)
* New Medicaid Fact Sheet
* SPAN - Parent Advocacy Network
Free Special Education Advocacy Curriculum
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
The Boggs Center, as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, values uniqueness and individuality and promotes the self-determination and full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life. As a catalyst and resource, The Boggs Center, through partnerships and collaborations, builds capacity in organizations, systems, and communities in a culturally competent manner. In addition, the Boggs Center prepares students through interdisciplinary programs, provides community training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information and educational materials.
Family Guide to Autism Services
Funded by Medicaid/ NJ Family Services
This resource offers parents, family members, and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum
disorders (ASD) information about autism services available through Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare, the
process for accessing them, answers to frequently asked questions, and resources to learn more and
ARC of NJ
The Arc of New Jersey is the state's largest organization advocating for and serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of New Jersey is an affiliated chapter of The Arc, and community-based services are available statewide through our strong network of Local County Chapters. The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute wants to help you navigate the system. If you or a loved one is in need of services, but you may be confused or unsure about how to proceed, please click here to submit a Problem Intake Form. Once we've received your information, we will contact you to provide assistance. To speak with someone directly, call 732-828-2022.
Planned Lifetime Assistance of New Jersey (PLAN|NJ), a nonprofit organization, helps the families of people with disabilities answer the question:
“Who will care for my loved one when I’m gone?”
A person with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities or mental health challenges needs a bedrock of individually-designed support.
There are so many questions to answer:
* “What home environment is best?”
* “Who will visit her when I cannot?”
* “How will his medical costs be covered?”
*. “What activities and support does she need to thrive?”
We offer exemplary care coordination, guided oversight of financial affairs, and compassionate actions to enhance the quality of life. We partner with families to provide their loved ones with a lifetime of assistance. Whether services are needed now or in the future, we initiate assistance whenever a family is ready and help to maintain continuity and peace of mind for all concerned.
Whether they live with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities, or challenges with mental health such as autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, severe mental illness, and more, each individual we serve is provided the coordinated supports they need. We enable people with disabilities to live full and more independent lives.
The Family Resource Network
The Family Resource Network is a comprehensive family-focused umbrella of organizations designed to meet the growing need for community-based programs and services to individuals and families with a variety of disabilities and chronic conditions through our three affiliate organizations; Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Caregivers of New Jersey and Epilepsy Services of New Jersey. The Family Resource Network is a statewide organization with offices located in East Windsor, New Jersey. FRN serves approximately 30,000 individuals annually.
The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project (NJSAP)
The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project (NJSAP) was established in 1983 to challenge individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become involved in events, legislative policies, and issues that affect their lives or the lives of others with disabilities.
New Medicaid Fact Sheet
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute proudly presents our newest factsheet: Types of Medicaid Eligibility in New Jersey. This fact sheet was developed in collaboration with The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program. It will help families better understand the type of Medicaid their loved one is eligible for. The factsheet also explains what is covered under Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and includes links to start the application process. Click either image below to view the factsheet.
SPAN - Parent Advocacy Network
We are committed to children and families with the greatest need due to disability or special health/mental health needs; poverty; discrimination based on race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, immigrant or homeless status; involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances. SPAN’s individual assistance, workshops, and resources are available in languages other than English.
Act Early Resilience Toolkit
This resource offers ideas for making memories with your children, classic games to play, and tools for tracking your child’s development.