Morris Union Jointure Commission offers a variety of services to public school districts in Somerset, Morris, Union, and Essex Counties. MUJC runs numerous teacher and parent workshops.
Somerset County Parks Commission, Therapeutic Recreation, features a special selection of year round recreation programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities residing in participating municipalities. An events calendar is available on the website.
Special Education information available for students, parents, and teachers.
Educator, Mr. Richard Horowitz, is exective director of the Tri-County Care Management Organization. He is starting a group for dads of special needs kids. He plans for two meetings a month to be held at: TCCMO office, 1250 Route 28, Suite 101, Branchburg, NJ. Interested: call (908) 526-3900 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Group is called Men Mentoring Men. to reserve a spot: (908) 707-0774 [not affiliated with Warren Schools]
Alliance for Disabled in Action (phone: 732-738-4388) offers various programs and seminars for individuals with disabilities, their family members, and the professionals who serve them.
Enhance social skills at Childs Play. For children with developmental disabilities. Visit website for description of programs and fee schedule.
In order to better understand Mitochondrial Disease, please review the information at www.UMDF.org.
COSAC is a nonprofit agency that has been providing information, advocacy, services, family and professional education and consultation to NJ's autism community since 1965. Holds numerous fundraisers during the year.
Somerset County Office of Youth Services presents Parenting Connections Workshops on a variety of subjects. Panels of experts from mental health, law enforcement and educational fields discuss wide variety of subjects. For information regarding the schedule of presentations contact mariann Bruno 908-704-6333 or email@example.com Parenting Connections Workshops are held at Somerset County VoTech, North Bridge St. & Vogt Dr., Bridgewater.
Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties To assist families who have children with special emotional, mental health or behavioral needs FSO provides: Peer-to-Peer Support Education Advocacy Groups and Workshops Website: www.fso-hsw.org for upcoming dates and sessions. You may attend one or all of the following group sessions: Parenting classes; Strengthening Families; Breakfast Support Groups; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and FSO Discussions Groups Phone: 908-223-1191 Fax: 223-1639 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watchung Hills Pop Warner will open a Challenger Division for children with disabilities ages 5 to 16. This is a non-competitive flag football program which includes both football and cheer with uniforms. to registered: www.whpw.org or e-mail Sheri Marino Haiken, MA, CCC-SLP, email@example.com
The Social Skills Group of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic targets clients from age 6 to 18+ with high functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, AD/HD, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Contact Stefanie Mark, MSW at 732-445-0674 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a social skills screening interview. Spots are on a first come, first served basis. Parents and children attend. Group fees is $400 for social skills children's group and Parent support groups $600.
Steps to Accessing Services/Supports from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Contact toll free: 800.832.9173 New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities Physical Address: 195 Gateway Center 5 Commerce Way, Suite 100 Hamilton, NJ 08691 Mailing address: PO Box 726 Trenton, NJ 08625-0726 Assistant Commissioner: Elizabeth M. Shea
NJ Parent Link: Linking Parents and Professionals to New Jersey's Early Childhood Services and Resources - NJ Parent Link is the State of New Jersey's web-based Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center and is a digital means of communicating with citizens. The NJ Dept of Health is the lead agency in this project. For more information: Jamie Anderson, NJ Parent Link Website Administrator 609 633 1363 or email@example.com
CSOC provides eligible children up to age 21 financial support toward camp tuition. Call 732-246-2525 x 38 or x 24 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 1 Frequently asked questions: http://bit.ly/campfaqdcf Qualified Camp Provider List: http://bit.ly/dcfcamplist After you apply to camp, complete the summer camp application: http://bit.ly/campapplicationdcf The ARC of NJ; 985 Livingston Ave, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 P: 732-146-2525 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MPAC is proud to annouce that Elaine Hall and her pioneer organization, The Miracle ProjectTM, will bring a new course curriculum to children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs in 2017. As a Miracle Project provider, MPAC will offer this unique program for the first time anywhere in New Jersey, utilizing music, dance and theatre to unlock the creativity, personalities, and great potential of children. For information, go to the website: http://www.mayoarts.org/education/the-miracle-project
Center for support of those with Tourette Syndrome. Numerous articles, calendar of events and other contacts.
Spring Buddy Ball Division Where Everyone is a Star! The Buddy Ball Division is a program for special needs children who want to enjoy the full benefits of playing baseball in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. The Buddy Ball Division was originally developed to provide boys and girls with special needs the opportunity to experience the emotional development and the fun of playing baseball. Today, more than 30,000 players participate nationwide in a Buddy Ball type of league. This program enables children the opportunity to participate in a structured athletic program regardless of their ability. REGISTRATION OPEN NOW Registration is done online at www.warrenbaseballsoftball.com ELIGIBILITY The Buddy Ball Division is a baseball program for boys and girls ages 5 through 21, with special needs. The most fundamental goal of the Buddy Ball Division is to give everyone a chance to play regardless of ability. Details about the league and the registration process are in the WBSI league tab which will be available on our website www.warrenbaseballsoftball.com COACHES, VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS We also need managers, coaches, other volunteers, and sponsors. Please see our website for further information. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com The Bambino Buddy Ball Division was established by Babe Ruth Baseball as a program for children with special needs. The most fundamental goal of Buddy Ball is to give everyone a chance to play, regardless of disability. WBSI is excited about the program and we are also looking to the community for sponsorship of it to ensure its success.
Completed petitions must be saved as Adobe PDF documents and submitted as an attachment to an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about electronic submissions of petitions for due process and mediation is available on the State of NJ website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/due/ or if you wish to contact for more information, please call Dominic Rota at 609-984-1286
http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/special_needs7.html The New Jersey Department of Education is partnering with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to help residents with disabilities or those with functional needs (as in Hurricane Sandy) to access the "Register Ready" SpecialNeeds Registry for Disasters. It is an online registry to help communication between emergency responders and those with special needs; e.g., wheelchair bound and other medical equipment needs. Register Ready Registration page has a sign-up section.
The NEW Special Education Parent Advisory Groups in New Jersey l Guide to Developing and Conducting an Effective SEPAG The very teamwork and collaboration that are at the core of IDEA are also at the core of the Special Education Advisory Group process. Special Education Parent Advisory Groups – SEPAGs – engage parents, community leaders, and school district staff in collaborative teamwork to improve education, not only for those with disabilities, but for all children. SEPAGs ensure that there is a forum for meaningful parental input to the local school district, with the opportunity for system-level change. The key to any successful partnership is meaningful collaboration and exchange of ideas. This guide was developed with that in mind and is intended to offer a road map to help bring stakeholders together, suggest strategies to help stakeholders engage in dialogue, and offer best practices to help them work together to benefit the local community. Particpants will: Learn the process used to create the guide Become familiar with the Guide and it''s use for parents and educators Time: This webinar will be pre-recorded and posted on our website. Please Register to receive the link for the recorded webinar: https://2017startwebinarsepagguide.eventbrite.com/ For more information or to register by phone: call 973-642-8100 ext 123 or email email@example.com -Monique- EMPOWERED, EDUCATED, ENGAGED, EFFECTIVE !! Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change! Monique DujueWilson STATEWIDE PARENT ADVOCACY NETWORK (SPAN) START Parent Leadership Development Initiative Regional Coordinator - North Essex County Council for Young Children Project Coordinator START Project Parent Group Specialist - Hunterdon/Mercer/Somerset Counties 35 Halsey Street - 4th. Floor Newark NJ 07102 Office - (973) 642-8100, Ext. 118 Cell - (201) 932-6585 Fax - (973) 642-8080 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.spanadvocacy.org/ Upcoming events and resources for starting and running effective Special Education Parent Advisory Groups http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/statewide-technical-assistance-and-resources-team-start Serving on Groups Webinar Series and Resources http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/statewide-technical-assistance-and-resources-team-start Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPAN.NJ/ "Like" The Essex County Council for Young Children Facebook Community Page https://www.facebook.com/Essex.Council/
Numerous activities sponsored by TriCAN, a non-profit charitable organization, whose mission is to provide a wide variety of programs for youth with special needs. They are held at Chisholm Community Center, 100 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, NJ, Briant Park in Summit, and New Providence Municipal Center Gym, 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence. Programs are for ages 3 to 18 and cost between $43 and $100. Contact: 908-277-2932 or email email@example.com
Asperger''s Skill Building Network with the National Institute for People with Disabilities (NIPD/NJ) is currently accepting applications for 2017 groups: Warren''s ASBN will include intensive social and vocational skills instruction and support program for adults diagnoses with Asperger''s Syndrome, autism spectrum disorder or similar conditions. Groups of about 12 participants meet with 2 staff, twice per week, for 5 hours per day. Activities include skits, role-playing, yoga, videotaping and viewing, and community outings. To schedule an intake or to obtain more information contact Dara Friedman, Program Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-720-3762.
Monique DujueWilson STATEWIDE PARENT ADVOCACY NETWORK (SPAN) START Parent Leadership Development Initiative Regional Coordinator - North START Project Parent Group Specialist - Burlington/Hunterdon/Mercer/Somerset Counties 35 Halsey Street - 4th. Floor Newark NJ 07102 Office - (973) 642-8100, Ext. 118 Cell - (201) 932-6585 Fax - (973) 642-8080 email@example.com http://www.spanadvocacy.org/ Upcoming events and resources for starting and running effective Special Education Parent Advisory Groups http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/statewide-technical-assistance-and-resources-team-start Serving on Groups Webinar Series and Resources http://www.spanadvocacy.org/content/statewide-technical-assistance-and-resources-team-start Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPAN.NJ/
Located at 34 West Main St., Suite 201 Somerville, NJ 08876 Phone: (908) 722-4400 firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: M-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm All programs, activities and events are free and organized by EmPower of Somerset, including: Parent-Child Activities Parent Education/Life Skills Information on Family Health Economic Self-sufficienty Referral Service Housing-related services Family Goal-setting Advocacy & Support/Self-Help Groups Bi-Lingual Staff
QAL: Question and Answer Line: 908-704-6355 and QAL@co.somerset.nj.us -- all calls and emails returned within 24 hours. Information, referrals, coordination - support for parents, caregivers and their children. No cost - confidential help: Has your child gotten involved with the law? do you need to find help? Are you overwhelmed? Need help finding the next step?
People with disabilities are encouraged to register their needs with their county through Register Ready https://bit.ly/nj211covid19_12
Project Child Find A Free Referral Service 1-800-322-8174 All calls confidential and toll free. For children ages Birth through 2 years, contact the New Jersey Early Intervention System at 888-653-4463