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On this page, you will find the following information.

 

 

 

   *  CSOC Summer Camp Services - PerformCare is Accepting

       Requests for Summer Camp Financial Assistanc 

 

 

   *  Navigating Change: The Recipe for Transitioning from 

      Educational Entitlement to Adult Life 

      Thursday, May 23, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

 

 

   *  Preparing Students for Life After Graduation: A Behavior Analytic

       Perspective  Thursday, May 30, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

 

   *  Growing Older Together: Aging Siblings and Intellectual

       Disability  June 3, 2024 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM l Zoom

 

 

   *  Look to the Future: Transition from School to Adult Life

      June 13, 2024,1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

 

 

   *  Rethinking Guardianship: Exploring Less Restrictive Alternatives 

       Jun 18, 2024 12:00 PM 

 

 

   *  Parent Support Group for parents/caregivers of youth with

      disabilities (Younger than 21 yrs.)Tuesday, June 11, and

       July 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM

         

 

   *  Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of

       Individuals with Disabilities 21+ yrs. Thursday, Jun 13, and

        Jul 11, 2024 at 7:30 PM 

 

   *  Ready to Transition into DDD and Adult Life but not sure what

       steps to take next? - This is a pre-recorded webinar

 

 

 

 

 CSOC Summer Camp Services - PerformCare is Accepting Requests for Summer Camp Financial Assistance

 

 

 

For 2024, the Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.

 

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and CSOC are offering Alternative Recreational Sessions (ARS) as an additional component of Summer Camp. ARS provides youth an opportunity to engage in a recreational activity with peers within the community, on a per session basis, rather than a full day of camp. This shorter time frame will increase camp access for youth who may benefit from a brief structured period compared to a longer traditional camp day.

 

Completed applications for CSOC Summer Camp Services (Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp) must be postmarked or received by PerformCare no later than June 30th, 2024.  Your application must be complete for the services requested for it to be considered.

 

Parents and Guardians can now apply online for CSOC Summer Camp Services through the PerformCare Family Portal https://apps.performcarenj.org/CYBERPortal/Production/Default.aspx

 

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute developed a checklist and guide to help you with CSOC's camp application process. Links, dates and other important information can be found in the materials below.

 

 

 

 

 

Navigating Change: The Recipe for Transitioning from Educational

Entitlement to Adult Life  

Thursday, May 23, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

 

Life after graduation looks different! This webinar will discuss topics to consider as students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities prepare to transition from their school entitlement to adult services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). This presentation will focus on skill acquisition and updating student’s goals to ease their transition to adult life, while minimizing possible behavior concerns. Relevant topics such as level of supports, adjusting to new environments, and what's expected of students as they are aging out of the school system will be reviewed.

 

Presenters:

Delia Sequeira, Ph.D. BCBA

Behavior Analysis Unit – Resource Team, Office of Risk Management

New Jersey Division Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

 

Heather VanCampbell, M.A. BCBA

Behavior Analysis Unit – Resource Team, Office of Risk Management

New Jersey Division Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

 

Register Here

 

 

 

 

Preparing Students for Life After Graduation: A Behavior Analytic Perspective

Thursday, May 30

12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

Life after graduation looks different! This webinar will discuss topics to consider as students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities prepare to transition from their school entitlement to adult services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). This presentation will focus on skill acquisition and updating student’s goals to ease their transition to adult life, while minimizing possible behavior concerns. Relevant topics such as level of supports, adjusting to new environments, and what's expected of students as they are aging out of the school system will be reviewed.

 

Presenters:

Delia Sequeira, Ph.D. BCBA

Behavior Analysis Unit – Resource Team, Office of Risk Management

New Jersey Division Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

 

Heather VanCampbell, M.A. BCBA

Behavior Analysis Unit – Resource Team, Office of Risk Management

New Jersey Division Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

 

Register

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Older Together: Aging Siblings and Intellectual Disability

June 3, 2024 l 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM l Zoom

 

This workshop explores the unique dynamics experienced by aging siblings where one member has an intellectual disability. Participants will explore strategies aimed at enhancing the well-being of both siblings, recognizing each sibling’s contributions and needs. Additionally, attendees will focus on the varied roles and responsibilities typically taken on by non-disabled siblings, especially as parents become unable to provide primary care and support. Participants will gain insights into the challenges and rewards of this life stage for those they support, along with strategies for better supporting the entire family unit.

 

Note: This training currently is ONLY open to employees of New Jersey DDD, DDD/Medicaid Approved Providers, and individuals with disabilities and family members. To meet the training needs of the entire state, there is a limit of participants per agency for this training.

 

Register Here

 

 

Look to the Future: Transition from School to Adult Life

June 13, 2024,1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

This workshop will discuss issues relating to transitioning from school to adult life, identifying outcomes, and developing goals as part of the IEP process. Parents and students will become knowledgeable regarding resources in the community in order to build linkages and ensure a dignified life as contributing citizens.

 

Register Here

 

 

 

Rethinking Guardianship: Exploring Less Restrictive Alternatives

Jun 18, 2024 12:00 PM 
According to the National Council on Disability Report (2019), “For a variety of reasons, youth with I/DD are disempowered by schools actively encouraging guardianship to the exclusion of less restrictive alternatives and not providing families and students with sufficient information about the availability of a full continuum of decision-making supports.” Now with the passage of NC State Law 2023-124, anyone petitioning for guardianship will have to explain what less restrictive alternatives they have tried and why they are not sufficient to support individuals in making decisions. During this session, participants will be introduced to the concepts of choice and self- determination; NC’s adult guardianship system and new law, enacted January 2024. Participants will also learn about the ongoing work of Rethinking Guardianship NC; and how decision-making rights can be retained or regained through less restrictive alternatives.

 

 

 

Parent Support Group for parents/caregivers of youth with disabilities

(Younger than 21 yrs.)

 

When:

Tuesdays,  at 7:30 PM 

 

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Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21+ yrs.

 

When: Tuesday May 9, Jun 13, and Jul 11, 2024 at 7:30 PM 

          Eastern Time

 

The support groups are facilitated by Lauren Lavelle, a parent coach and professional in the field of disabilities.

 

Download flyer for support groups here

 

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Ready to Transition into DDD and Adult Life but not sure what steps to take next?

 

Join Disability Services & Advocacy, LLC; Support Coordination Agency, as their panelist of experts host a free informational webinar and Q & A Session.

This live, online webinar will be packed with valuable information for individuals, family members, and providers. Within this webinar, you will receive a step-by-step roadmap to guide you in your transition from school-age to DDD and adult life.  

 

This is a pre-recorded webinar. 

 

 Register Here