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July 2018

DDD Programs Fund Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Part Two: The Community Care Program As a part of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides the public funding for services and supports that address the needs of New Jersey adults with
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June 2018

DDD Programs Fund Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Part One: The Supports Program In New Jersey, services and support for adults with developmental disabilities are primarily funded through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).  DDD is in the process of rolling all of the services that
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June 2018

Summer Experience

Summer recreation program offered for individuals with developmental disabilities We all look forward to summer and the possibilities that sun-drenched days offer.  But for individuals with developmental disabilities, the chance to spend time
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May 2018

SCARC Breaks Ground on Community Center

New center in Augusta will serve adults and children with developmental disabilities Last year, SCARC celebrated sixty years of providing services and supports to adults and children with developmental disabilities in Sussex County.  This year,
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May 2018

Mom to Mom: Wisdom Shared

Insights gained while raising a child with developmental disabilities It’s the group that no one seeks to join – mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Like being picked for a team you don’t want to play on, for a game you
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April 2018

Pre-Employment Transition Services

DVRS provides service for students transitioning from high school to employment or post secondary education Students with developmental disabilities between the ages of 14 and 21 are eligible for Pre-Employment Transition Services from the NJ
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April 2018

SCARC’s Senior Center

A Dynamic Alternative for Seniors with Developmental Disabilities Active, engaged, enthusiastic - appropriate adjectives to describe the seniors of today.  The days of spending one’s later years in a rocking chair on the porch are gone. 
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March 2018

SCARC Guardianship Services – Enduring Support Amidst Change in Leadership

Certified Guardians provide valuable service to families of individuals with developmental disabilities If you are the parent of an individual with developmental disabilities, there are many worries, many concerns, that haunt your days.  But, the
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March 2018

Alphabet soup – Acronyms in the Developmental Disability Community

Understanding the language of the developmental disability service system The use of the primary letters, in the often lengthy terms and titles that comprise the vocabulary of the developmental disability service system, has almost become a
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February 2018

Guardianship for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Understanding the Guardianship Process and Your Options When Your Child Turns Eighteen Many parents of individuals with developmental disabilities are surprised to learn, that when their child reaches the age of eighteen, they no longer have the
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February 2018

SCARC Announces New Service for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Self-Hired Respite Available for Individuals Under 21 Families facing the challenges of providing care for their children with developmental disabilities can access a new support through SCARC’s Self-Hired Respite service.  Respite is a support
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January 2018

Transitioning to Support Coordination

DDD replaces Case Managers with agency-based Support Coordinators As individuals receiving services through DDD transition into the new Fee-for-Service system, they will also experience another transition.  DDD-employed Case Managers will now be
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January 2018

NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities moving to Medicaid-based Fee-for-Service system

Fee-for-Service System Replacing Contract-Based System If you care about someone with a developmental disability, it’s a term that you may have been hearing lately – Fee-for-Service.  Besides adding another acronym – FFS – to the alphabet
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December 2017

Harvest Home Foods: Adults with Developmental Disabilities Serving their Community

Harvest Home Foods is one of the diverse day habilitation options offered by SCARC.  Since 1999, Harvest Home Foods has been providing participants with the opportunity to serve their community by addressing the food insecurity experienced by some
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December 2017

Group Homes for Adults with Developmental Disabilities at SCARC

When an individual and their family are exploring the residential option of a group home, there are many questions and concerns: For the individual, there may be questions such as - What will it be like living there? Will my life completely
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November 2017

Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

The SCARC Foundation’s Annual Appeal As temperatures fall into the crisp and chilly category and the leaves of autumn become prey for the blasts of leaf blowers, we find ourselves at the time of year when we are called on to count our
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November 2017

Direct Support Professionals: A New Title for a Changing Profession

Caregiver - it’s a word we use for people who provide care for our children, our elderly, and until recently people with developmental disabilities.  It’s a term that seems fitting to the world because individuals with developmental
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November 2017

SCARC Celebrates Milestones in Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Sussex County

As SCARC celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year, Richard C. Lecher, Ph.D. is also being recognized for his forty-five years as President and CEO of the organization.  When asked of what accomplishment he is most proud, Dr. Lecher waves the
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October 2017

Coming to Terms with Change

An overview of recent changes in the New Jersey service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities   The systems that serve individuals with developmental disabilities in New Jersey have been undergoing many changes in recent