November 2018

Emergency Preparedness for People with Developmental Disabilities

Special considerations for individuals with special needs and their families It’s the time of year when we must start preparing for the snow, ice, and assorted threats that winter will soon be bringing our way.  For individuals with
September 2018

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund

A resource for families of children with developmental disabilities Meeting the needs of a child with developmental disabilities can get expensive…..really expensive.  Parents, of course, will do everything that they can to make sure that their
August 2018

Back to School for Your Child with a Developmental Disability

Tips for helping a child with special needs transition to a new school year It’s August and a new school year is mere weeks away.  Are you looking forward to it or dreading it?  What about your child?  Both of your answers probably depend on
July 2018

NJCAT – The NJ Comprehensive Assessment Tool

Assessing the support needs of individuals with developmental disabilities eligible for DDD services As part of the Division of Developmental Disabilities’ move to a Medicaid Fee-for-Service system, they have introduced a new assessment tool for
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
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
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
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,
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
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