The Family Support Coalition of New Jersey is devoted to promoting the development and improvement of Family Support Services for families that are caring at home for a family member with a developmental disability.
March 11 June 10 Sept 9 Dec 2
All meetings: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at:
2751 Brunswick Pike
For directions: http://www.mcl.org/branches/direct.html#law
Temporary extensions of Self-Directed Respite have been granted on an individualized basis while agencies and families work toward identifying and training staff. The Division will not be able to continue granting extensions of Self-Directed Respite beyond September, 2014.
The last day to request an extension for September is September 15, 2014, and can be done by writing to DDD.SelfDirectedRespiteHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us.
Please be advised that it can take up to 3 months to find, train and hire Direct Support Staff. If you are in need of this support service contact the Help Desk immediately!
Speakers for September 9, 2014 Meeting:
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Region 2 Team: Ricardo Holligan, Dominique Mathurin, John Montalto
CMS will be addressing the Implementation of Home and Community Based Services Settings Rule
Below are links to information about the final rule on the new HCBS requirements. Slides from a webinar that included speakers from CMS, Center for Disability and Aging Policy, National Senior Citizens Law Center, Association of University Centers on Disabilities are available below. This is useful information to review prior to our September 9 meeting.
Advocacy resource website for stakeholders on the new HCBS settings rule that posts information and resources by state and steps each state is taking to comply with the new rule: www.hcbsadvocacy.org
To improve Division communication to constituents, community partners and other stakeholders, DDD has launched an inclusive e-news bulletin that will be distributed to subscribers on an as-needed basis. To subscribe, please send an email to: DDD.Communications@dhs.state.nj.us.
Upcoming events Fall 2014: