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When a child (age 21 and under) is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming. PerformCare is committed to helping you access the right services for your child.
Thursday's Tip To A Better IEP
What is an IEP?
An Individualized Education Plan is a written document that describes the education plan for a student with an intellectual and/or a developmental disability. The IEP is the foundation for a child's education. The IEP lists the special education an individual will receive based upon their needs. It's important that student's and their family members understand what's written in the IEP and that they take an active role in developing this document.
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The parent-teacher conference is a good time to take the pulse of your child’s progress. But you can also check in regularly to make sure your child’s IEP is being followed. Share any concerns based on what you’re seeing at home. If your child spends most of his time in the general education classroom, his teacher will know if he’s being pulled out of class to work with special educators as promised in his IEP.
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Wear it Wednesday!
We wore our jeans with a purpose to raise money to help support the quality of life for individuals affected by 22q11.2 Syndrome and donated to The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc.
In honor of Ava Desiderato
Each month The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute spotlights a different developmental disability to help build awareness and educate others about the disability. Learn more HERE.
The Asbury Park Press, in a front page article, highlights the formation of a Down syndrome and dementia support group. The report includes insights from The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Director Beverly Roberts and brings attention to a very important issue.
The Arc of New Jersey believes that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities must be included in all aspects of life and provided appropriate services to make that outcome a reality. In light of a recently-published report, entitled the Case for Inclusion 2019, The Arc of New Jersey agrees that more must be done to combat the ongoing Direct Support Professional workforce crisis and more services must be provided so that people with I/DD can find and maintain competitive employment in the community. We urge the State to evaluate the findings of the report and evaluate how New Jersey can improve going forward so that people with I/DD are able to live their lives to the fullest.
The Arc of the United States is pleased to announce two of its programs, Wings for Autism®/Wings for All® and the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD)’s Pathways to Justice®, have been named 2019 Zero Project Awardees. The … Continue reading →
Please note that all new graduates born after January 1, 1997, must go through the full DDD intake process—including the completion and submission of the DDD Intake Application and supporting documentation—to ensure eligibility.
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Putting a Spotlight On
Each month The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute spotlights a different developmental disability to help build awareness and educate others about the disorder. Click below to learn more about this month's spotlight and resources that are available to help.
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- February 12: Part 1 - Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development (Kindergarten - 6th grade) | Register HERE
As parents and caregivers, we worry about the health and wellbeing of our children. When we look through the lens of intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), sometimes we get even more worried about lots of different things, like sex and sexuality. It can be difficult to know how or when to talk to children with I/DD about sex, particularly because we are afraid that they may be victimized.
This 3-part webinar series is designed to increase parents' and caregivers' comfort in talking about sex and sexuality with their children. We will discuss the social, physiological, and emotional changes that happen before, during, and after puberty. We will provide tools and skills for parents and caregivers to support the development, independence, and success of their children.
- March 12: Part 2 - Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development (7th - 12th grade) | Register HERE
- April 16: Part 3 - Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development (Adulthood 18+) | Register HERE
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