Parents and Students are welcome to take this Survey or provide further input and suggestions. The online survey may be taken in English or Spanish and may be done anonymously.
PRESS HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY OR GET FURTHER INFORMATION
From the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities:
“Every five years, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities develops a State Plan that reflects a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues as they affect children, teens, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in New Jersey. The State Plan is developed in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act). The Council’s work centers around system change activities.
The plan is important because it outlines goals, objectives, and activities that the NJCDD will implement in order to bring about system change. The State Plan guides the work of the Council and drives decisions about how staff and fiscal resources are used.
Right now, NJCDD is in the process of developing its Five-Year State Plan for the period from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2026.
We are gathering input from the community to formulate our goals for the next five years. We want to hear from individuals with I/DD, families, caregivers, service providers and other stakeholders about what is working for people with developmental disabilities; what needs to change; and, how could it be changed.”
DEADINE is July31,2020
GOOGLE LIVE TRANSCRIBE Can be a very helpful APP, for your phone for aiding communications with those who are hearing impaired, deaf or have trouble processing speech. Basically, when opened it gives live closed captioning to the words you say, which come up on your phone screen and the other party can read what you have just said. They can respond with spoken words or type. You can also switch between languages.
” Live Transcribe was made in collaboration with Gallaudet University, the premier Deaf and hard of hearing university in the US.”
The Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Department requested a posting with this information:
“Bloomfield Schools Request Your Input On The Community Re-Entry Survey
Please open to read the full message.
On Friday, June 26, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey Schools would open their doors in September. The district requests your feedback for consideration when planning this re-entry process. Please consider sharing your thoughts through the attached Community Re-Entry Survey
This survey will close on Friday, July 3, 2020. Thank you in advance for your participation.”
From the good folks at Hinkle, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys at Law:
Special Olympics NJ Virtual Summer Games
Start on Friday, June 5
Here’s How to Join in the Fun…
As you may know, Hinkle Prior & Fischer is actively engaged in supporting the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. Every year we look forward to seeing you at our booth in Olympic Village.
This year, the live Summer Games we have come to love will be replaced by a Virtual Summer Games. Click here to learn more: sonjsummergames.org.
There are lots of great opportunities to support the athletes of SONJ and be a part of the Virtual Summer Games.
The athletes have been preparing by conditioning and practicing at home. They are ready and excited to compete, please show your support by watching opening ceremonies, cheering on the athletes with a sign or poster and/or joining in the celebratory events. This fun, free event helps us build community and stay #JerseyStrong.
Here is how to be part of the fun:
1) Mark Your Calendar – On Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Virtual Summer Games Opening Ceremony will debut on sonjsummergames.org. Don’t miss it.
2) Be a “Fan in the Stands” – Go to this link: https://sonjsummergames.org/volunteer-registration/ to learn about ways to be part of the Virtual Opening Ceremony Video. Scroll down to upload a poster, chalk drawing, picture or video of you and your friends with words of encouragement for the athletes.
3) Join us on Social Media – Share your photos and videos to the Virtual Summer Games Facebook Group, follow and tag our social media platforms using #SONJVolunteers, #GenuineJerseyPride.
4) Be part of the dance party following the opening ceremony on June 5:
This celebration of our community can help us stay #JerseyStrong, and bring everyone together at the same time we normally would be gathering for Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games.
The 30-minute opening ceremony video will remain on sonjsummergames.org and posted to SONJ social media accounts following the debut.
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From The Boggs Center:
“Information and Resources Related to COVID-19
Across the world, we are experiencing an unprecedented set of challenges as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other protective measures. Having reliable, up to date information and resources to help us better understand COVID-19, necessary health and hygiene precautions, and strategies to maintain emotional well-being is important to us all.
The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. “
View links to COVID-19 resources
Special thanks to Ms. Kelly Reer, M.A. SLE Coordinator, at BHS for the information.
We were all set for a terrific joint presentation with the good folks over at Glen Ridge Association for Special Education (GRASE) about TRANSITION to Adulthood for older students back in April. That was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID. However, here is a second chance to learn some information about TRANSITION by stepping in virtually to The ARC of NJ’s Webinar on Transition WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, FROM 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.
REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR- HERE