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.
Answers to questions regarding the $20 million line item and when we expect this funding will be available to the State's Direct Support Professional workforce.
Celebration of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
ASSEMBLY, No. 3386 ScaSa (2R)
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.
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
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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. ...
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.
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
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 ...
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
Dr. Dan Keating, Executive Director, ABCD, participated on a panel: "Model Behavior-How to Turn Federal Barriers into State Actions" at the 2017 ANCOR LEADERSHIP SUMMIT in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2017.