April Legislative and Policy Committee Meeting with Paul Arohnson 2019
ABCD thanks Paul Aronsohn for joining us to discuss his annual report to the NJ legislature.
Community Access Unlimited is hosting the ABCD SCA 5th year Anniversary
Skylands is a Benefactor ABCD SCA Anniversary Benefactor
Advantage Supports is a Benefactor ABCD SCA Anniversary Benefactor
Mentor New Jersey Sponsors the Food and Beverage
DSA Sponsors the Keynote Speaker
ABCD Executive Director his appointed to the Independent Developmental Disability Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Board.
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 Support Coordination Alliance members thank Paul Aronsohn, NJ State Ombudsman for Individuals with IDD and Their Families for joining us at our monthly meeting.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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)
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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)
Best Practices in Changing Times:
Person Centered Thinking
3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8:45 am – 3 pm
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New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square | New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1520
In collaboration with NJ and Region 9 AAIDD
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 ...
July 14, 2015
To: NJ Department of Community Affairs
From: Dan Keating, Executive Director
Re: Recommendations for the 2015 – 2019 Consolidated Plan
The Housing of NJ’s Special Needs Populations
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Dan Keating. I am the Executive Director of The Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD), a statewide organization representing member agencies that provide an array of community –based supports for more than 10,000 people ...