Governor Murphy Announces Board for the Independent Developmental Disability Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Commitee

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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 ...

Take Action!

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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. ...

Budget Assembly Hearing

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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

DHS Commissioner visits Ladacin

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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.

Senate Budget & Appropriations Hearing 

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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. ABCD ...

CQL- A Provider 's Perspective

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[metaslider id=3205] 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

Conversion of CCW to FFS: Pilot Lessons

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Representing the first cohort are three ABCD members: CAU, a Board Member; Allies, a DD Alliance Member; and The Arc of Ocean, a Support Coordination Alliance Member.At Thursday's meeting, the presenters shared "Lessons Learned" to help guide the rest of our members toward understanding what to expect as they prepare for their Fee-for-Service transition. The presenters, part of the first cohort, shared lessons they learned. CCW Participant Enrollment Agreement Conversion of CCW to ...

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