A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
At this time more than ever, we are hoping you and your loved ones stay healthy and we will do whatever we can to assist in getting needed services due to the many changes we are all experiencing. We have been receiving support and guidance from the Division of Developmental Disabilities on how to help our families. If there are services you would like changed or added, please contact your support coordinator. We are all here to help. You can call any of our main numbers and listen to the prompts or email us at
and we will route it to the correct Support Coordinator. Our corporate office number is: (973) 530-4155 and calls throughout the state can be routed to the correct Support Coordinator by calling this number.
Early information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) suggests that older adults and people with health conditions have a heightened risk of getting very sick. An important step in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is to eliminate large groups of people coming together and to minimize the number of people congregating in close settings. As a result, on Friday, March 13, 2020, the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (Division) made the difficult decision to close all Division-funded, facility-based day program settings. Operators of these programs were directed to close the sites no later than Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Additionally, the Division directed that community outings facilitated by any Division provider should be discontinued immediately, apart from trips necessary for the health and safety of an individual. You can read this directive at the following link:
Questions & Answers for Individuals and Their Families
If I live in a group home or supervised apartment, what are my options when my day program closes?
Your residential provider will arrange for in-home activities appropriate to your needs and interests. As with the day program setting requirements, providers may not transport or gather individuals from multiple residences to a single location for community outings, regardless of the services delivered at that location. Residential providers, however, may continue to plan home and community activities for individuals who live together, much as other households are doing during this time. These activities must be consistent with the advice of public health authorities to avoid large gatherings or areas where groups of people congregate. Please keep in mind that public health authorities may be restricting certain activities.
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on the DDD service system go to:
. As always, we are here to help.