I hope everyone has been enjoying the sun and special time with family this summer. Spectrum CMC Support Coordinators have been busy at work exploring new services for those we serve and are helping individuals maximize their budget dollars not only for needed services but for fun as well. We have so many people receiving great services that we want to hear from you. We would love to spotlight individuals who are using their budget in unique ways so others can get a visual idea of different ways to use the budget. If you have pictures or stories, please send them to your support coordinator so we can share them with others. Read on to see how some of the services below can help and enjoy the rest of your summer!
Benni Versaci, LCSW
Mental Health Services
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey strives for mental health for both children and adults through advocacy, education, training, and services.

Self Help Groups
The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse is a service of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey which is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Mark your Calendars!
36th Annual Autism Conference is taking place October 18th & 19th being hosted by Autism New Jersey. Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Looking for a New Wheelchair Accessible Van?
The Mobility Resource can assist families with State Grants that may be available, or point families to financial assistance in their local area. This is a great way to stretch your self-directed budget

Quality Assurance:
Piera Lombardo
Piera earned her Masters Degree in Social Work at New York University (NYU). She is a licensed social worker with extensive experience in working with seniors with a specialty in dementia , psychiatric disorders & the developmentally disabled. She also worked as a field instructor mentoring students from social work schools. Her last three positions were with The Promenade Assisted Living, as Executive Director , Classic Residence by Hyatt & for Adult day medical/psychiatric out patient program. Piera has a passion for cooking, art, gardening, traveling to Italy, and her peekaboo pup Oscar!