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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

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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  

Documentation: What Flies with CMS?

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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 ...

See Me for Me!

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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 ...

Panel Presentation for Members Only

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Panel Presentation: Conversion of CCW to FFS: Pilot Lessons Elise Tretola: CEO, Allies Laura Williams: Executive Director, The Arc of Ocean Bernadette Griswold: Associate Director, Community Access Unlimited What lessons have been learned by the three residential providers who were the initial organizations to be tapped by DDD to make the conversion from CCW contracts to FFS? Please join us on November 9, 2017 Conference room of ABCD at 1pm

ABCD Welcomes Assistant Commissioner Shea

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Assistant Commissioner Liz Shea and soon to be Acting Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Seifried met with the ABCD Board of Directors today and posed for a picture with the Executive Committee. From left to right:  Dr. Kendall Sprott, (Matheny); Jonathan Seifried, (DDD); Dr. Dan Keating, (ABCD); Liz Shea, (DDD);  Keith Kearney, (UCP Hudson); Dr. William Weiss, (NJEDDA): Patti Carlesimo, (LADACIN) and Sid Blanchard, (CAU)   [caption id="attachment_3055" align="alignnone" width="384"] ...

ABCD thanks Patti Carlesimo

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ABCD thanks Patti Carlesimo (Executive Director, LADACIN) for serving as the President of ABCD's Board of Directors 2013-2017 and congratulates Keith Kearney (Executive Director UCP of Hudson) as he begins his term as our new President of the Board of Directors. Picture included. (from left to right—Dr. Dan Keating, Patti Carlesimo and Keith Kearney)

2016 ABCD Conference

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Best Practices in Changing Times: Person Centered Thinking 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:45 am – 3 pm Download Slides --> New Jersey Law Center One Constitution Square | New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520 In collaboration with NJ and Region 9 AAIDD Conference Highlights Keynote Speaker Joël Núñez, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Author In the 21st century, change is occurring all around us at a dizzying pace. The rapid and unprecedented ...