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Training for Caregivers

Group training for parents/caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. Focusing on teaching specific behavior techniques to promote positive family interactions and improve communication.

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Funds can be provided to families for services and goods that are not reimbursed through existing programs or funding streams.

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A team of behavioral intervention specialists and social workers provides information and referral, advocacy, short-term crisis counseling and/or in-home behavioral interventions for families in crisis.

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Free workshops for people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers on a variety of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) related topics. Learn more and register online.

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Free workshops focusing on helping people learn about eligibility to the DD service system, new procedures, and what services can be available. Online registration available.

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In-home and community-based training program designed to empower mothers and fathers, who have a developmental disability, that need support in improving the parent-child relationship.

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This program offers recreational activities for people, ages 16 and up. Activities include arts and crafts, drama groups, trips, ball games, and other community events. Limited transportation available.

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The Coffeehouse program for adults provides an environment where participants can expand their social circles and become active members of the community. The program includes activities focusing on improving self-esteem, maturity and independence.

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Trained specialists provide individualized skills training in the home and the community. Focus is on a person's strengths and critical skills for development, including building skills and independence in the areas of self care, social skills development, money management, life safety, household tasks, enjoying the community, and job success.

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Weekend Overnight Respite offers the opportunity for the caregiver to receive a break from their daily care-taking responsibilities, while offering the participant an opportunity to be more independent from their family.

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Weekend Overnight Respite offers the opportunity for the caregiver to receive a break from their daily care-taking responsibilities, while offering the participant an opportunity to be more independent from their family.

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In-home sexuality education and training is available for people ages 9 and up. Individual assessments and training plans provided. Topics covered include: the body, hygiene, puberty, personal identity, boundaries, abuse, relationships, and more.

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A short-term, in-home based training program dedicated to helping caregivers manage their child's/family member's challenging behaviors. The service is designed to help caregivers better understand and more effectively cope with their child's/family member's needs. Training may focus on behavioral issues and daily living skills, such as toileting.

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A short-term training program that provides support to families dealing with challenging behaviors. Training is geared toward supporting caregivers and direct services providers.

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Trained community habilitiation support staff provide individualized skills training in the home and the community. Focus is on a person's strengths, their goals, and critical skills for development. This includes building skills and independence in the areas of self care, social skills, money management, life safety, household tasks, accessing resources in, and enjoying the community. For people who are 18 and older.

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Community Hab-R offers people who currently live in supervised or supportive IRAs (Individualized Residential Alternatives) an opportunity to work with a trained specialist to enhance community integration. The focus is on a person's strengths and developing critical skills in the areas of community safety, travel training, social and vocational skills, money management, and accessing resources in and enjoying life in the community. For people 21 and older.

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Funding for eligible families to help pay for respite services in an emergency situation. 

Covered emergencies can include:

  • Medical hospitalization
  • Attending a funeral
  • Family member sickness 
  • Assistance with challenging behaviors
  • Other emergencies (please call)

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NIPD/NJ provides information and referral services for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), parents, professionals, and caregivers looking to access services in New Jersey. Call 201.750.0509  

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Non-Medicaid Service Coordination (Non-Medicaid case mangement) is short term service coordination to assist people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in planning for and accessing services and supports.

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Trained specialists provide individualized skills training in the home and the community. Focus is on a person's strengths and critical skills for development, including building skills and independence in the areas of self care, social skills development, money management, life safety, household tasks, enjoying the community, and job success. For Queens residents who are not Medicaid eligible or waiver enrolled and are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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