Employing Individuals on the Spectrum

Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 25, 2:17 PM

April 19th, 2017
Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT, Instructor of Pediatrics, (Director of Transition, Employment, and Aging & Disability at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities), spoke on the employment of individuals on the Spectrum.
An Event hosted by Ryan Roy, Autism Advocate. Ms. Gilbride graduated from Indiana University School of Law and is a certified Thanatologist through the Association of Death Education and Counseling. She has been an Interfaith Chaplin Intern at Overlook Medical Center and is now a member of its bioethics committee representing the interests of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, Ms. Gilbride serves on a national committee, Educating Hospital and Hospice Providers on Healthcare Decision-making for People with Disabilities, the national board of directors for APSE: The Association of Persons Supporting EmploymentFirst, and the New Jersey board of directors for the state’s chapter. Prior to joining The Boggs Center, Ms. Gilbride worked as an Administrator, Research Associate, and Project Coordinator at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) where she provided direct technical assistance on topics such as program evaluation, strategic planning, staff development, and issue-specific workshops and group facilitation to schools, provider organizations, governmental agencies, businesses, family groups, and advocacy organizations.
In addition to her responsibilities at IIDC, Ms. Gilbride has held positions as Job Coach, Program Manager, Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director. She is also a regular presenter at national conferences.

Work Address:
The Boggs Center
Liberty Plaza, 335 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-235-2109
FAX: 732-235-9330
Email: margaret.gilbride@rutgers.edu

Informative Seminar On the Joydew Strengths Assessment

Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 25, 2:16 PM

On May 24, 2017, from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm, Moish Tov and Marybeth Burtt of Joydew, LLC presented an informative seminar on the Joydew Strengths Assessment, or “S.A.” The S.A. stands in stark contrast to the current over-riding mentality of what people with Autism CAN’T do, in seeking to uncover what they CAN do. The S.A. is very much rooted in the D.I.R. methodology and philosophy pioneered by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan of Washington University. Dr. Greenspan explored a number of categorized areas in which hidden skills could be sought. To the typical “lay-person” in Bergen County, D.I.R. may be thought of as “truly person-centered” programming for people with Autism. For example, what an individual may be very adept at may not be what he or she prefers to do as an occupation.

In addition to Strengths Assessment, the Joydew team also pursues “Total Communication”, acknowledging that people with Autism have varying modalities in which they are able (and also in which they prefer to) communicate.

The Seminar attracted 25 attendees, some of whom signed up for and underwent the Strengths Assessment with Joydew.

Informative Seminar with Joydew, LLC

Posted By: LarryLam on June 8, 2:55 PM

On May 31, Post 21 Club Hosted an informative Seminar given by Joydew, LLC. Topics included
o the proprietary Joydew Strengths Assessment
o the achievement of age-appropriate communications for a high percentage of our population
o a new approach to high-level training and employment for Individuals with Autism

Talk With Margaret Gilbride

Posted By: LarryLam on May 25, 1:55 PM

On April 19th, 2017, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, Margaret Gilbride, JD, CT, Instructor of Pediatrics, is Director of Transition, Employment, and Aging & Disability at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, spoke on the employment of individuals on the Spectrum.

Ms. Gilbride graduated from Indiana University School of Law and is a certified Thanatologist through the Association of Death Education and Counseling. She has been an Interfaith Chaplin Intern at Overlook Medical Center and is now a member of its bioethics committee representing the interests of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, Ms. Gilbride serves on a national committee, Educating Hospital and Hospice Providers on Healthcare Decision-making for People with Disabilities, the national board of directors for APSE: The Association of Persons Supporting Employment First, and the New Jersey board of directors for the state’s chapter. Prior to joining The Boggs Center, Ms. Gilbride worked as an Administrator, Research Associate, and Project Coordinator at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) where she provided direct technical assistance on topics such as program evaluation, strategic planning, staff development, and issue-specific workshops and group facilitation to schools, provider organizations, governmental agencies, businesses, family groups, and advocacy organizations.
In addition to her responsibilities at IIDC, Ms. Gilbride has held positions as Job Coach, Program Manager, Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director. She is also a regular presenter at national conferences.
Work Address:
The Boggs Center
Liberty Plaza, 335 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-235-2109
FAX: 732-235-9330
Email: margaret.gilbride@rutgers.edu