Needs Assessment Family Survey
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities is applying for a
training program for future health care providers called a Leadership
Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. As
part of this application, they would like to invite families of
children and young adults with developmental disabilities to complete
a brief survey about their experiences accessing health care and
other services. The results will be used to ensure that the proposal
reflects the needs of families in New Jersey. The survey will take
about 10 minutes or less to complete.
The LEND Needs Assessment Family Survey can be accessed using the
Feel free to contact Susan Ellien via email (email@example.com)
or phone (732-235-9320) with any questions.
Opportunity: Transition Experience of Young Adults with Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities
The Boggs Center on Developmental
Disabilities is conducting a research project about the transition
experience of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
who recently graduated from high school. They are looking for young
adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who graduated
between 2008 - 2014 and/or their families to share their experiences.
In order to participate
you must be:
• An individual with an intellectual or developmental disability
(I/DD) who graduated from a New Jersey School between 2008 - 2014
or a family member of a 2008-2014 graduate with I/DD.
• Able to participate in a phone interview, scheduled based on your
If you are interested
in being interviewed, please contact Carrie Coffield at (732) 235-9329
or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule the phone interview.
The interview may take up to one hour to complete.
Mobile Resources To Support Behavioral Health
SAMHSA has resources
that can help address some of the toughest mental health and substance
use challenges, including suicide prevention, bullying prevention,
behavioral health following a disaster, and underage drinking prevention.
- Suicide Safe
helps health care providers integrate suicide prevention strategies
into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients.
provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying
and build resilience in children. A great tool for parents and
educators, KnowBullying is meant for kids ages 3 to 18.
- SAMHSA Disaster
App provides responders with access to critical resources—like
Psychological First Aid and Responder Self-Care—and SAMHSA's Behavioral
Health Treatment Services Locator to help responders provide support
to survivors after a disaster.
They Hear You is an interactive game that can help parents and
caregivers prepare for one of the more important conversations
they may ever have with children—underage drinking.
Offers Information Guides on Disability Benefits, Programs, and
reliable disability-related information and resources can be time
consuming. That's why Disability.gov has developed a series of 14
guides about topics such as disability benefits, housing assistance,
job training programs, and financial help for families with low
incomes. Other guides cover services that promote independence for
people with disabilities such as home health care, programs for
caregivers, assistive technology, and more.
Each guide begins with a series of “quick links” that answer many
frequently asked questions. Disability.gov’s Guides to Information
& Resources also connect you to information about local organizations
that offer programs and services that promote the inclusion and
full participation of people with disabilities in their communities.
To learn more, visit http://www.Disability.gov.
Services Company Charged with Discrimination for Refusing to Provide
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged ValleyLife of
Phoenix, AZ with disability discrimination under the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). ValleyLife allegedly fired employees with
disabilities instead of providing them with reasonable accommodations
when they ran out of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The company also allegedly didn't keep employees' medical records
Call Line Dedicated to Help People Coping with Opiate Addiction
MHANJ's new call line, NJ Connect for Recovery, is dedicated to
providing counseling to people who are coping with addiction to
heroin or prescription drugs and their family members. Please help
us raise awareness of this valuable service by forwarding this message
to friends, family members and constituents. For more information,
go to http://www.njconnectforrecovery.org/material
Inclusion Campaign Website Launched
Rights New Jersey (DRNJ), Education Law Center (ELC), the New Jersey
Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE) and other advocates launched
“The Inclusion Campaign” (http://www.inclusioncampaign.org)
website. The website is a resource for families, educators and other
advocates regarding the landmark 2013 legal settlement with the
New Jersey Department of Education to educate more of the state’s
students with disabilities in an inclusive environment.
For more information,
contact: Gregory Joseph, 646-346-4289, email@example.com
Administration Releases Emergency Preparedness Videos
Administration recently released a series of emergency preparedness
videos designed primarily for people who are Deaf. The videos provide
essential information in American Sign Language, with captioning,
on a variety of readiness issues. The project was funded through
a Federal Emergency Management Agency Subgrant from the New Jersey
Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to the Department of Human
Services’ (DHS) Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH).
Publishes New EPSDT Benefits Guide for Children and Youth
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just published a
go-to resource for anyone interested in improving child health:
EPSDT - A Guide for State Coverage in the Medicaid Benefit for Children
and Adolescents. The Guide was produced by CMS in collaboration
with the National Health Law Program, under subcontract to the NORC
at the University of Chicago.
The Guide is intended to help states, health care providers and
others to understand the scope of services that are covered under
EPSDT so that they may realize EPSDT's goals and provide the best
possible child and adolescent health benefit through their Medicaid
here to download a copy of the guide.
and Veterans Community Resources Directory
the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) launched
a new database to help contractors find qualified workers with disabilities
and veterans, and to assist contractors with establishing relationships
with national organizations and local community groups that have
access to these workers.
as well as others, can visit OFCCP’s Disability and Veterans Community
Resources Directory on the OFCCP Web site at
For more information and resources, visit http://www.AskEARN.org.