Events

October 6th, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of the intake and eligibility process related to the Supports Program and the Community Care Program operated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities. The presentation will include the relationship between Medicaid eligibility and program eligibility, available Medicaid Waiver services, the support coordination agency process, and the role of the support coordinator as well as sharing the RECIPE for a meaningful life.The presenter for this webinar is: Nkechi Okoli, Senior Coordinator of Transition to 21 Education, Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participants at this webinar will learn to recognize and effectively respond to the daily challenges of social distancing, disruptions in normal routine and following risk reducing strategies that have become a way of life during this pandemic. They will also learn to recognize when these stressors trigger reactions for family members with I/DD that need additional professional attention.

The emphasis of the Webinar will be on promoting awareness and practical problem solving when a loved one has I/DD. The presenter for this webinar is Dr. Lucy Esralew, Licensed Psychologist in NJ and CA, and a Clinical Neuropsychologist who specializes in neurodevelopmental disorders.

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October 7th, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

REV UP New Jersey is part of a national movement whose aim is to promote the turnout of people with disabilities at the polls, remove barriers to voting, promote accessible voting machines and polling places, educate voters about issues and candidates and protect voters' rights to participate in elections.

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October 8th, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether schools are starting the year in the classroom, virtually, or a hybrid of the two, a student's typical day may look very different this year. Additionally, it is likely that the manner in which instruction is provided may need to pivot during the year because of the impact of the pandemic.

 

How can educators and families figure out what meaningful instruction and supports will look like this school year?

 

The TIES Center, the national technical assistance center on inclusive practices for students receiving special education services and supports, will serve as guest speakers. During the webinar, we will review the 5C Process, which is used for identifying learning priorities for each student with intellectual disabilities and building continuity between their inclusive environments and instructional supports to provide meaningful instruction across their day.

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October 15th, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us in this one hour presentation with guest speaker Pamela Stafford, Public Policy Director at The Arc of New Mexico for "Changing the System to Improve the Response to Victims with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities." Her presentation will discuss how this Arc Chapter is promoting systems changes through legislative initiatives, training and direct services for victims with IDD, focusing on their victims' advocacy training and the challenges and successes these initiatives have brought.

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This webinar will discuss the challenges an adult sibling faces when trying to support their loved one with an intellectual and developmental disability. Some adult siblings may feel isolated or they may not know how to access help for themselves. Please join us to learn more about what an adult sibling should consider when seeking support for themselves.

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