Message from Department of Disability Services

  From Department of Human Services: Division of Disability Services   Dear DDS Constituents and Stakeholders: Tomorrow, November 16, 2019, is National Information and Referral Services Day! What are Information and Referral (I&R) services? I&R is the art, science, and practice of bringing people and services together. It’s about spreading awareness of existing services, but, more…

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Upcoming Guest Speaker: Michael Pearson from the NJ Self-Advocacy Project

From Mercer Area Partnership (MAP) for Transition: Project ADULTS   Friday December 6th 1-3pm     Guest Speaker: Michael Pearson from the NJ Self-Advocacy Project The Staff Role in Supporting Self Advocacy   In this workshop, we will discuss the goals of the self-advocacy movement and ways that people with disabilities can become involved in self-advocacy. The…

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Upcoming event: Guardianship, Supportive Decision Making and ABLE Accounts for Individuals with I/DD

Per Project ADULTS: Mercer Area Partnership (MAP) for Transition Thursday, October 24th 1:00-3:00 p.m. Guardianship, Supportive Decision Making and ABLE Accounts for Individuals with I/DD Guest Speaker: Lisa Ford, Arc of NJ Family Institute Hosted by Enable Inc. 13 Roszel Road, Suite B110 Princeton, NJ 08540 609-987-5003 For directions and more information visit: Contact Please…

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Profectum Promotion – Raising the Bar: Educational Approaches that Go Beyond Labels

Profectum Promotion for Raising the Bar: Educational Approaches that Go Beyond Labels: Register 3 teachers and bring an Administrator for free Register a teacher and send a paraprofessional for free   REGISTER TODAY! From Profectum: What are student behaviors telling us?!!! Two Helpful Conference Workshops An Introduction to the DIR-FCD™ School Model: Understanding the DIR-FCD Model…

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Webinars from the Family Resource Network

Below are a few webinars provided by the Family Resource Network   Teaching Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Plan, Cook and Enjoy Meals October 3, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 PM  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1173848907939861505   Seizure First Aid and Recognition October 8, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 PM  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9125004630096738562   Paid Leave from Work in New Jersey: Caring for Loved Ones…

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Integrating Young Adults with ASD into Your Practice: Tips for Health Care Clinicians

Take a look at Got Transition’s new Tip Sheet on helping Adult Providers on how to “Integrating Young Adults with ASD into your Practice” The Tip Sheets “include ideas and activities to prepare an adult clinician’s office and staff, as well as tips to consider prior to, during, and after the initial visit.”

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Social Stories for Autistic Children

Download your free guide on Social Stories for autistic children from the Autism Parenting Magazine. “Social stories are generally presented in sentence format to break down a challenging social situation into steps. These include the deletion of irrelevant information and the utilization of highly descriptive words, terms, or phrases that would allow people with autism…

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Eden Autism opens Schalks Crossing Day Center for Adults

Eden Autism opened its new day center for aging adults with autism Thursday August 15, 2019. Schalks Crossing Day Center is for adults transitioning to retirement age, ready for retirement, or have significant medical needs Congratulations Eden Autism on your new Schalks Crossing Day Center! See the press release here

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Advancing Opportunities: Let’s Connect Session Occurring

Flyer   Visit here to register!   There will be 3 sessions:   Northern Region Forum 8/22/19 7-8:30 pm Lincoln Park PAL/Community Center 10 Boonton Turnpike Lincoln Park, NJ 07035   Central Region Forum 8/28/19 7-8:30 pm Advancing Opportunities 1005 Whitehead Road Extension Ewing, NJ 08638   Southern Region Forum 8/20/2019 7-8:30 pm Cherry Hill Public…

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