Highlights from New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities Seminar in Hamilton

Posted By: Post 21 Club on April 30, 2:59 PM

The DDD invited families to its quarterly update meeting, in Hamilton, NJ on April 26, 2018.

Members of the public were present, concerns were raised, and discussion ensued.

The Agency organized the seminar around 7 general topics, and the detailed overview can be viewed here.

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New York Metro Abilities Expo

Posted By: Post 21 Club on April 27, 2:43 PM

New York Metro Abilities Expo
May 4-6, 2018
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center
Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

For more information, visit: https://www.abilities.com/newyork/.

Identifying Critical Skills Webinar

Posted By: Post 21 Club on March 27, 1:55 PM

Event Title: Identifying critical skills to promote more positive outcomes in the Transition to Adulthood for young adults with ASD
Presenter: Peter Gerhardt, Ph.D., OAR Scientific Council chairman
Date: April 3, 2018 at 2pm ET

https://researchautism.org/gerhardt-to-open-new-webinar-series/

First International Night / General Membership Meeting

Posted By: Post 21 Club on March 9, 5:58 PM

Post 21 Club's first quarterly hosted International Night / General Membership meeting is happening and THE place to be, the night of March 13, 2018!

Although the event is now SOLD OUT, IT is intended to be repeated every few months so that our membership families can get together over great food and catch up with Post 21 Club's important business.

Among a handful of highlights, our website Editor, Sam Fogelgaren, will roll out our new website for lucky attendees!

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Phoenix Center’s Transition Fair

Posted By: Post 21 Club on March 8, 9:47 PM

We'll be at the Phoenix Center's Transition Fair on Friday, March 16th from 11-1

Download the flyer

New Jersey Creates Ombudsman for Disability Services

Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on January 12, 4:24 AM

Earlier this week, Governor Chris Christie signed A-3824 into law. The law 'establishes Office of Ombudsman for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families.'

From Lilo H. Stainton of NJ Spotlight: "Estimated to cost anywhere from $150,000 to $1.9 million annually, depending on its workload, the ombudsman and a limited staff would be responsible for helping individuals access appropriate federal, state, and local services; assisting them with communications with government agencies and dispute resolution, while serving as neutral arbitrators; identifying patterns of complaints and recommend improvements; and working with state agencies to better reach those they serve. In addition, the office would be required to report its work to state officials, the governor and the lawmaker each year."

Outgoing Governor Approves Array of Healthcare Programs - NJ Spotlight

 

Tax Bill Information

Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on December 22, 1:43 PM

On December 20th, Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, which is expected to be signed by President Trump in the coming days. The bill will impact the funding of various aspects of disability services. Read the links below to learn more about the bill, its impact on the disability community, and the reaction of various leaders.

Disability and Disaster Response in the Age of Climate Change

Disability Community Responds to Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 Passing

34 things you need to know about the incoming tax law

Tax Bill May Threaten Disability Services

The GOP's Tax Bill Is a War On Disabled People

(The opinions expressed in the links and articles below do not reflect those of the Post21 Club, and the posting of such material does not equal support or an endorsement by Post21 Club of the views expressed)

Talk: Services on Quality Improvement through the Division of Developmental Disabilities

Posted By: Post 21 Club on October 16, 3:41 PM

Bergen County Family Support Group in association with Neighbours-Inc. & Post 21 Club presents:

Services on Quality Improvement through the Division of Developmental Disabilities

Speaker: Heather Ciociola
Date: Monday, December 11th, 2017
When: From 6:30 to 8:30PM
Where: Bergen County Special Services Admin. Bldg. 540 Farview Ave Paramus, NJ 07652
Please RSVP to ryanroy1230@yahoo.com or ckz152@gmail.com

Quality Improvement at DDD: Attendees will learn about the Quality Improvement initiatives currently underway at the Division of Developmental Disabilities. We will review the Division’s Quality Measurement Framework, an example of how the framework is being applied to DDD initiatives, and other areas being explored for Quality Improvement, with the goal of improving the quality of services and supports.

Heather Ciociola
Heather Ciociola, MSW, is the Director of Quality Improvement for the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities. Heather earned a BA in History from Vassar College and an MSW in Management and Policy from Rutgers University, and completed her Interdisciplinary Traineeship at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. In 2016, she served as National Association of Social Workers-NJ Mercer/Burlington Unit Chair and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Certificate Program in Developmental Disabilities at the Rutgers School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education. Prior to completing her MSW, Heather built her career in the corporate sector, with particular expertise in the development of communication strategies and the use of metrics and data for improved business results.

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Division of Developmental Disabilities

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