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Current Federal News

This Section features the latest news in Federal / National legislation, discoveries, theories, the improvement in living conditions, and more, for the benefit of Adults with Autism. Past 1 month, and as appropriate, news articles are moved to our categorized knowledge base.


Tax Bill Information Create Your Own Review

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)

  1. “REPEAL AND REPLACE” down but not out! Graham/Cassidy Repeal And Replace Bill a nail-biter

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on September 27, 7:58 PM

    After numerous failed attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Senate Republicans are again trying yet one more time, prior to a Sept. 30, 2017 deadline that will make it virtually impossible to so from a legislative standpoint. Pertinent to the US Autism and other affected populations are the near-assured loss of pre-existing conditions protection and […]

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  2. July 18, 2017: “Repeal and Replace” defeated.

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on August 23, 2:27 PM

    The Republican-controlled Congress failed to accomplish their long-promised “repeal and replace” rollback of “Obamacare”. Although skyrocketing premiums, deductibles, and other troublesome trends continue to worsen, the nation’s Congressional lawmakers are now obligated to cooperate and creatively strive to repair and overhaul the existing legislation, without leaving tens of millions of vulnerable Americans without life-sustaining Medicaid […]

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  3. New Healthcare Law- Senate Vote Delayed

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:48 PM

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stumbles in drive to pass the Senate version of Obamacare “repeal and replace”. If the measure does not pass by July 7, the Nation faces a fork in the road- greater troubles, or alternatively the Republicans will be forced to work with the Democrats across the aisle in creating a […]

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  4. New Senate Healthcare Bill delayed but still a threat to Adults with Autism

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:47 PM

    The Republican-controlled Senate continues on its drive to repeal Obamacare and replace it with new legislation which may threaten Medicaid funding to the Adults with Autism population, even after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to delay the Senate vote for a week and a half to attempt to sway and obtain more positive votes. […]

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Current State News

This Section features the latest news on the State level for Adults with Autism. Past 1 month, and as appropriate, news articles are moved to our categorized knowledge base.

  1. 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 […]

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  2. Easter Seals was allowed back into the State’s Administration system

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on August 22, 8:57 PM

    Easter Seals was allowed back into the State’s Administration system because their replacement, Public Partnerships, was unable to fully discharge the strenuous duties that they assumed when the State contract was awarded to them months ago. Details are sketchy at this time and post21club.org will continue to monitor and report on the situation.

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  3. New Jersey Family Care update- July 2, 2017

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:50 PM

    New Jersey Family Care greatly benefited from Obamacare. For a demographic map of how New Jersey would be impacted by the repeal of newly-realized Medicaid benefits, visit http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/map_who_in_nj_would_get_hurt_by_repealing_and_repl.html

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  4. New Jersey Family Care update- June, 2017

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:49 PM

    (By Beverley Roberts, the ARC of NJ) June 2017: NJ FamilyCare – Important Information It is important for families and staff to be aware of the necessity of completing the NJ FamilyCare renewal application if it arrives in the mail. The renewal application is mailed to those who already have Medicaid, and it is necessary […]

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Current Local News

This Section features local news of all kinds for Adults with Autism. Past 1 month, and as appropriate, news articles are moved to our categorized knowledge base.

  1. Interview with Moish Tov, CEO of Joy Dew

    Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on March 16, 1:06 PM

    If there is such thing as a traditional path into constructing an adult autism program, Moish Tov has not followed it. A serial entrepreneur with experience in the technology and medical device industries, Tov’s path to building an adult autism program emanated from his two children (who both have autism). Upon visiting various potential adult […]

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Federal Knowledge

This Section features archived news articles on the Federal level for Adults with Autism.

Tax Bill Information Create Your Own Review

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)

  1. New Healthcare Law- Senate Vote Delayed

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:48 PM

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stumbles in drive to pass the Senate version of Obamacare “repeal and replace”. If the measure does not pass by July 7, the Nation faces a fork in the road- greater troubles, or alternatively the Republicans will be forced to work with the Democrats across the aisle in creating a […]

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  2. New Senate Healthcare Bill delayed but still a threat to Adults with Autism

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:47 PM

    The Republican-controlled Senate continues on its drive to repeal Obamacare and replace it with new legislation which may threaten Medicaid funding to the Adults with Autism population, even after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to delay the Senate vote for a week and a half to attempt to sway and obtain more positive votes. […]

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State Knowledge

This Section features archived news articles on the State level for Adults with Autism.

Personal Preference Program: An Overview Create Your Own Review

Posted By: Post 21 Club on March 12, 5:12 PM

Q: “Why should I be interested in the Personal Preference Program (PPP)?”

A: If you and/or your relatives spend a significant part of your week providing caregiving services to your adult child who lives with Autism, the Federal government and NJ State can and will compensate all those involved, up to certain limits, as “employees” of the affected individual?

All that is required is completion of an application process, and filling out regular timesheets online.  When one considers the amount of love, time, and effort that goes into providing care to the individual(s), being paid for these services can be a great help.  What you should know and be aware of:

WHY PARTAKE IN THE PERSONAL PREFERENCE PROGRAM?

PPP enables affected individuals (“consumers”) to:

  • Choose the services they need and want
  • Hire anyone they want: relatives, friends, neighbors
  • Design a service plan to meet their schedule
  • Buy equipment, devices, make home modifications
  • Exercise greater control, flexibility and choice over their personal care

 

ACCESS A CASH ALLOWANCE

An affected individual can use a cash allowance to:

  • Purchase services from an agency
  • Pay friends or relatives when providing caregiving
  • Make modifications to the home, such as a ramp or chair lift, that help the Consumer live more independently
  • Buy equipment, appliances, technology or other items that increase independence, such as a microwave oven, or front loading washing machine that the Consumer can reach from a wheelchair

 

DETAILS: Once families have established their Medicaid eligibility through an NJ Family Care Managed Care Organization/insurance company, they are eligible for Personal Care Assistant services (PCA).
These are non-emergency, health related tasks administered by NJ FamilyCare. Tasks include help with activities of daily living (“ADL”’s), and also household duties essential to the patient's health and comfort, such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.

A. BACKGROUND

1. What is the Personal Preference Program (“PPP”)?

PPP is a way for affected individuals to receive Personal Care Assistant (PCA) services via NJ FamilyCare.

(Per the NJ Department of Human Services, NJ FamilyCare is not a welfare program, but rather the State of New Jersey's way of providing affordable health coverage for kids and certain low-income parents.  See www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmahs/clients/njfamilycare/ )

2. Using a "Cash & Counseling" approach, along with the concept of "consumer direction," PCA services can be accessed under PPP, which allows seniors and people with disabilities who are NJ FamilyCare recipients to direct and manage their own services.

With a monthly cash allowance, participants - or "consumers" - work with a consultant to develop a Cash Management Plan (CMP). This plan helps them decide the services they need and the individuals and/or agencies they can hire to provide those services. Consumers who are cognitively impaired or unable to make their own decisions can choose a representative to make decisions on their behalf.

3. Financial Management PPP also includes Fiscal Management (FM) services to help consumers with the financial aspects of the program. The FM handles all enrollment and payroll responsibilities for individuals/agencies and acts as a bookkeeping service. They also visit every 3 months to monitor and manage services and ensure the safety and well-being of consumers.

BACKGROUND SUMMARY: The Personal Preference Program requires greater individual responsibility. But in return, it offers the consumers more control, flexibility and choice over the services they receive.

B. ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be:
·   NJ FamilyCare eligible
·   Approved for Personal Care Assistant Services (PCA) and need PCA services for at least six months.
·   Able to self-direct services or choose a representative who can act on his/her behalf
 
C. TO APPLY:
If you are enrolled in a NJ FamilyCare Managed Care Organization (MCO), please contact your MCO to request a PCA assessment for enrollment into PPP.
Aetna
Amerigroup
Horizon NJ Health
United Health Care
WellCare
If you are not enrolled in an MCO, please contact us at 1-888-285-3036 for assistance.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Disability Services
11A Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville NJ
(Mailing: PO Box 705 Trenton NJ 08625)

Telephone: 888-285-3036
Fax: 609-631-4365
 
RELATED LINKS
2017 PPP FI Transition Information (English) (Spanish
PPP brochure (English) (Spanish) 
 
KEY STAFF
Ursula Baker,  PPP Program Manager
 
 
For more information, or if you have further issues, please contact me at the address below.
Thank you!
Hyun Kim
Consultant, PCG

Personal Preference Program: An Overview

  1. 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 […]

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  2. New Jersey Family Care update- June, 2017

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:49 PM

    (By Beverley Roberts, the ARC of NJ) June 2017: NJ FamilyCare – Important Information It is important for families and staff to be aware of the necessity of completing the NJ FamilyCare renewal application if it arrives in the mail. The renewal application is mailed to those who already have Medicaid, and it is necessary […]

    Read More...

State Knowledge

This Section features archived news articles on the State level for Adults with Autism.

Personal Preference Program: An Overview Create Your Own Review

Posted By: Post 21 Club on March 12, 5:12 PM

Q: “Why should I be interested in the Personal Preference Program (PPP)?”

A: If you and/or your relatives spend a significant part of your week providing caregiving services to your adult child who lives with Autism, the Federal government and NJ State can and will compensate all those involved, up to certain limits, as “employees” of the affected individual?

All that is required is completion of an application process, and filling out regular timesheets online.  When one considers the amount of love, time, and effort that goes into providing care to the individual(s), being paid for these services can be a great help.  What you should know and be aware of:

WHY PARTAKE IN THE PERSONAL PREFERENCE PROGRAM?

PPP enables affected individuals (“consumers”) to:

  • Choose the services they need and want
  • Hire anyone they want: relatives, friends, neighbors
  • Design a service plan to meet their schedule
  • Buy equipment, devices, make home modifications
  • Exercise greater control, flexibility and choice over their personal care

 

ACCESS A CASH ALLOWANCE

An affected individual can use a cash allowance to:

  • Purchase services from an agency
  • Pay friends or relatives when providing caregiving
  • Make modifications to the home, such as a ramp or chair lift, that help the Consumer live more independently
  • Buy equipment, appliances, technology or other items that increase independence, such as a microwave oven, or front loading washing machine that the Consumer can reach from a wheelchair

 

DETAILS: Once families have established their Medicaid eligibility through an NJ Family Care Managed Care Organization/insurance company, they are eligible for Personal Care Assistant services (PCA).
These are non-emergency, health related tasks administered by NJ FamilyCare. Tasks include help with activities of daily living (“ADL”’s), and also household duties essential to the patient's health and comfort, such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.

A. BACKGROUND

1. What is the Personal Preference Program (“PPP”)?

PPP is a way for affected individuals to receive Personal Care Assistant (PCA) services via NJ FamilyCare.

(Per the NJ Department of Human Services, NJ FamilyCare is not a welfare program, but rather the State of New Jersey's way of providing affordable health coverage for kids and certain low-income parents.  See www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmahs/clients/njfamilycare/ )

2. Using a "Cash & Counseling" approach, along with the concept of "consumer direction," PCA services can be accessed under PPP, which allows seniors and people with disabilities who are NJ FamilyCare recipients to direct and manage their own services.

With a monthly cash allowance, participants - or "consumers" - work with a consultant to develop a Cash Management Plan (CMP). This plan helps them decide the services they need and the individuals and/or agencies they can hire to provide those services. Consumers who are cognitively impaired or unable to make their own decisions can choose a representative to make decisions on their behalf.

3. Financial Management PPP also includes Fiscal Management (FM) services to help consumers with the financial aspects of the program. The FM handles all enrollment and payroll responsibilities for individuals/agencies and acts as a bookkeeping service. They also visit every 3 months to monitor and manage services and ensure the safety and well-being of consumers.

BACKGROUND SUMMARY: The Personal Preference Program requires greater individual responsibility. But in return, it offers the consumers more control, flexibility and choice over the services they receive.

B. ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be:
·   NJ FamilyCare eligible
·   Approved for Personal Care Assistant Services (PCA) and need PCA services for at least six months.
·   Able to self-direct services or choose a representative who can act on his/her behalf
 
C. TO APPLY:
If you are enrolled in a NJ FamilyCare Managed Care Organization (MCO), please contact your MCO to request a PCA assessment for enrollment into PPP.
Aetna
Amerigroup
Horizon NJ Health
United Health Care
WellCare
If you are not enrolled in an MCO, please contact us at 1-888-285-3036 for assistance.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Disability Services
11A Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville NJ
(Mailing: PO Box 705 Trenton NJ 08625)

Telephone: 888-285-3036
Fax: 609-631-4365
 
RELATED LINKS
2017 PPP FI Transition Information (English) (Spanish
PPP brochure (English) (Spanish) 
 
KEY STAFF
Ursula Baker,  PPP Program Manager
 
 
For more information, or if you have further issues, please contact me at the address below.
Thank you!
Hyun Kim
Consultant, PCG

Personal Preference Program: An Overview

  1. 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 […]

    Read More...
  2. New Jersey Family Care update- June, 2017

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on July 12, 9:49 PM

    (By Beverley Roberts, the ARC of NJ) June 2017: NJ FamilyCare – Important Information It is important for families and staff to be aware of the necessity of completing the NJ FamilyCare renewal application if it arrives in the mail. The renewal application is mailed to those who already have Medicaid, and it is necessary […]

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Past Events

This Section features archived articles pertaining to past events.

Employing Individuals on the Spectrum Create Your Own Review

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

  1. 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 […]

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  2. 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

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  3. 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 […]

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Methods & Philosophies

ABA vs. DIR Create Your Own Review

Posted By: Post 21 Club on June 23, 7:26 PM

June 25, 2017: written by Post 21 Club

A tale of two Methodologies-

ABA: Since the 1970’s, families with Autism have scratched and clawed their way out of emotional devastation (and worse) toward something more palatable, to varying degrees, thanks to an approach stemming from the work of Dr. Ivar Lovaas, from that era. That approach is Applied Behavioral Analysis, or “ABA”.

Simplistically, ABA instructs that through a discrete trials “rewards” system, individuals with Autism can be “taught” or “trained” to subsist in the real world of their parents, and everyone around them. ABA further teaches that although the Autism Spectrum is wide, with a great variety of different manifestations of the disorder, the “cure” is the same: discrete trials with a “rewards” system. The system essentially impacts the wide variety of individuals on the Autism Spectrum in the same way, leading to relatively predictable results.

General complaints about ABA revolve around the observation that individuals tend to become “robotic”, although it is generally accepted to produce noticeable results. Another issue is that it requires “1-on-1” involvement for numerous hours/day, which is inescapably expensive.

DIR ®: The Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based model, or “DIR”, is an approach which is alternative to ABA. To paraphrase from the icdl website with founder the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan of Harvard and George Washington Universities: DIR is a way to understand individuals with Autism, and each other, that builds connections, understanding, love, communication, and engagement. Through this approach, the true potential of each person can be discovered.

An excellent overview of DIR/Floortime may be found on Wikipedia.

DIR incorporates a proprietary term called “Floortime”, which puts the principles found in DIR into practice. Combined with a special Strengths Assessment series of interviews with the family of an individual with Autism, administered by organizations such as Joydew, LLC of New Jersey (www.joydew.com), the chances of discovering the internal strengths, aptitudes, and future communications and career preferences are increased. DIR theoretically has the potential to “take our population to the next level”.

  1. Interview with Moish Tov, CEO of Joy Dew Create Your Own Review

    Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on March 16, 1:06 PM

    If there is such thing as a traditional path into constructing an adult autism program, Moish Tov has not followed it. A serial entrepreneur with experience in the technology and medical device industries, Tov’s path to building an adult autism program emanated from his two children (who both have autism). Upon visiting various potential adult […]

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Funding

Fee for Service Clarification Create Your Own Review

Posted By: Post 21 Club on June 23, 7:25 PM

June 23, 2017: DDD Procedural Clarification on “Fee for Service” by Post 21 Club  

If you’re a parent who lives in New Jersey and you care for one or more adult children with Autism, you’re used to changes in the DDD support system every few years.  Here’s what you’ve seen, heard, or dealt with: “Self Determination”…”Real Life Choices”….”Self-Directed Services”.  Now, “Fee-for-Service” is set for implementation!

What does “Fee-for-Service” mean?  Potentially a good thing, as it is coincident with the onset of “Tier Funding”, which for some affected individuals means funding levels more appropriateness to their functioning levels.  Funding and provided services are more tightly linked, presumably increasing service value delivered “per dollar”.

Right now there appears to be a gap of understanding.  Many Providers and participants think it means that Program and Service Providers need to set staff and resources aside to keep time records taken at 15 minute intervals during each weekday.  Nothing can be further than the truth.

“Fee-for-Service” was adopted by the State Division of Developmental Disabilities as a way to facilitate choice and flexibility for Parents, and to foster competition between Program and Service providers.  Recently, when asked about the additional burden of keeping records at 15-minute intervals, the DDD desk (at the Phoenix House Provider Fair in Nutley, NJ) clarified that that was not the intention.  For example, if a given program lasts for, say, 4 hours, the paperwork is appropriately adjusted so that the Provider does not have file repetitive and redundant paperwork.  This is contrary to the current understanding of many Providers.

Indeed, many Program and Service providers are already girding for additional paperwork that would more resemble the arduous internal timekeeping in a busy law firm than the back office of an Autism program or service provider.  Providers should circle back with the DDD and re-clarify and confirm proper paperwork procedures under the new Fee-for-Service structure, prior to possibly squandering precious resources under a possible procedural mis-understanding.

  1. Personal Preference Program: An Overview Create Your Own Review

    Posted By: Post 21 Club on March 12, 5:12 PM

    Q: “Why should I be interested in the Personal Preference Program (PPP)?” A: If you and/or your relatives spend a significant part of your week providing caregiving services to your adult child who lives with Autism, the Federal government and NJ State can and will compensate all those involved, up to certain limits, as “employees” […]

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Applied Behavior Analysis (“A.B.A.”)

Bergen County

  • Autism Programs and Services
  • Bergen County Transportation

Developmental individual difference relationship based model (“D.I.R.”)

Stanley Greenspan

Floortime Therapy Hidden Strengths
  • Access
  • Development

Housing

  • United Way of Bergen and Passaic Counties

Legal

  • Guardianship
  • Special Needs Trusts

Medical

The undoing of the Affordable Care Act New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Association with Medicaid
    - Transition to "Fee-for-Service" 2017