Division of Developmental Disabilities Individual and Family Experience Survey

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has developed a series of anonymous surveys to help us better understand the relationship between support coordinators, providers, individuals and families, and find ways to improve services. The Individual and Family Experience Survey will only take a few minutes to complete and is intended to capture the perspective of the individual and his/her…

2019 Children’s System of Care Youth Conference Registration: Making A Difference

Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care in collaboration with The New Jersey Department of Children and Families, is hosting a youth-driven conference entitled M.A.D. (Making A Difference).  This conference will include multiple workshops and will include a sensory space available through the entire conference. Please call 732- 235-9287 for registration questions.  Each youth must register using…

From the Neurologist Corner, does it sound familiar?

Researchers study the interplay and comorbidities to understand the commonalities between movement disorders and seizures. Abstract: Seizures and movement disorders (MDs) are distinct neurological conditions presenting with abnormal movements. Despite sharing an overlap in phenomenology, these movements have different origins. In order to explore the overlaps and the narrow boundaries between these two conditions, we…

SHA report to improve the supportive housing system for people with I/DD

Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, along with housing developers, service providers, legislators, regulators, and other government partners, have redefined community living for people with special needs.  There is an increased demand for individually designed supports integrated in to the mainstream of every community SHA conducted nationwide research to survey which best practices will…

NJCDD funding opportunity increasing competitive employment for people with I/DD

From the original post: In accordance with goals outlined in the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities’ (NJCDD) 5-Year Plan for 2017-2021, the NJCDD is currently accepting proposals in Innovative Initiatives to Increase Meaningful Competitive Employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Interested entities must submit a full project proposal for funding consideration. In order to be considered,…

2019 NJACE Annual Research Meeting

TheNew Jersey Autism Center of Excellence hosted its first Annual Research Meeting on June 4th, 2019. The keynote speaker Dr. Alycia Halladay, Chief Science Officer at the Autism Science Foundation, gave a very informative and much needed talk about “What’s hot and what’s not in Autism Research”. Our lunch was catered by Spectrum360s Culinary academy,…

Register for INSAR Institute 2019 webinar series!

The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)’s “Understanding Heterogeneity in Autism Research and Clinical Practice: A Multidisciplinary Approach.” webinar series is approaching: a series of six free weekly interactive seminars designed for early-career researchers interested in autism. From their registration site From June 13th through July 25th, we will host a live webinar session during which participants…