eaturing opening comments by NJDDD's Quality Assurance and Provder Performance Units, Heather Ciocciola and Wendy Yasco. Steve Vernikoff presented his team at CFS who make it real--- Barbara Greenwald, Nadine Daley, Joanne Cropper.
Governor Phil Murphy notified Dr. Daniel Keating, ABCD Executive Director, of his appointment to the Independent Developmental Disability Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Board. As per legislation approved earlier this year, the Board will provide oversight of the fee for service transition in the IDD system. Their mandate is also to ensure that rates are adequate for the services provided.
Dr. Keating was instrumental in writing this legislation. For over a year, ABCD has ...
"The new minimum wage deal between Gov. Phil Murphy and the state’s top Democrats, to be voted on by the Assembly Labor Committee on Thursday, sets aside $10 million in new tax breaks to encourage businesses to hire workers with disabilities, according to draft legislation of Assembly Bill 15." Read More
ABCD Support Coordination Alliance celebrates 5 years!
All ABCD members are invited. Details to follow.
April 9th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
ABCD thanks DOH Commissioner Elnahal and his staff for holding a Budget Listening Session to hear from stakeholders. Our Early Intervention Provider members either provided testimony or showed support for our priorities.
Increase the EI rate to 2011 levels
Continue advance payments until 100% is attained.
Set aside money for damages incurred as a result of EIMS
ABCD Leadership met with representatives from the Governor's Office to discuss FY2020 budget priorities for early intervention and developmental disabilities. We look forward to working with the Governor's Office, DOH and DDD to advance those priorities.
Thank you DOH Commissioner Elnahal for your commitment to correcting EIMS.
ABCD thanks Governor Murphy for announcing the following appointments to the Independent Developmental Disability Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Board.
ABCD looks forward to working with all members to monitor and oversee the DDD Fee-for-Service Transition in the state of NJ. Congratulations to all!
• Appoint Eric M. Eberman, M.S., Ed.D. (Tabernacle, Burlington)
• Appoint Daniel J. Keating, Ph.D. (Downington, PA)
• Appoint Laura A. Williams (Point Pleasant, Ocean)
• Appoint ...
The PowerPoint presentation by Gary Jones is now available via the Link below:
Gary Jones Presentation
Please click the image above to be directed to the DHS Newsletter
ABCD Support Coordination Alliance members thank Paul Aronsohn, NJ State Ombudsman for Individuals with IDD and Their Families for joining us at our monthly meeting.
Sign the Petition to Support a Standard Occupational Classification for DSPs
ABCD encourages members and interested parties to sign the petition below to support a separate Standard Occupational Classification for Direct Support Professionals (DSP's) within the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Currently, Direct Support Professionals are inaccurately classified in labor reports under other positions, which do not adequately represent the skill requirements of a Direct Support Professional. ...
ABCD has received multiple questions about acceptable documentation for CMS when completing the conversion to Fee for Service. We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for Gary Jones, an attorney in Iowa who has worked on CMS documentation and compliance with providers of community supports for many years, to provide a workshop: Documentation: What Flies with CMS?
Register Now using one of the documents below:
Final Documentation Workshop Flyer ...
ABCD Early Intervention Providers at today's Budget Hearings with DOH, thanked Assemblymen Johnson and Benson for their support. We are grateful to DOH Commissioner Elnahal and his team for their commitment to fix EIMS
Acting Commissioner Johnson and Deputy Commissioner Adelman visited LADACIN, our member agency that provides various services to citizens with developmental disabilities. Thanks to Acting Commissioner Johnson and Deputy Commissioner Adelman for meeting with us.
ABCD Testifies at Senate Budget & Appropriations Hearing
on April 3 2018 at Rowan University in Glassboro and the Assembly Budget Hearing on April 9, 2018 at the State Annex.
Donna Bouclier, ABCD and Patti Carlesimo, past President of ABCD spoke of the need to increase the DSP wages by $1.25 per year
over 5 years.
Donna reminded the Senate Committee that the "good hearts" of DSPs should not be taken for granted. They are the glue that keeps the heart of the community system going.
Every March since 1987, the Disability Community participates in a campaign across America to raise public awareness of the abilities of people with Developmental Disabilities. This year, The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) partnered to create the theme for the 2018 campaign!
“See Me for Me!”
Every day, DSPs are working to support people ...
Opening comments given by NJDDD's Quality Assurance and Provider Performance Units, Heather Cioccola and Wendy Yasco. Steve Vernikoff presented his team at CFS who make it real--- Barbara Greenwald, Nadine Daley, Joanne Cropper