Programs

FRN offers a variety of services through FRN and its affiliates. Individuals may purchase these services with their Self-Directed budget or as an out-of-pocket expense. These services provide a starting point for creating supports that meet your needs.

The goal of The Family Resource Network is to help the people we support personalize their options to achieve the lifestyle that best fits them. Rather than choosing from a menu of services, FRN will work with you to find or create a service based on your specific needs. Please call (800) 376-2345 for additional information on any of the following programs.

After school care
After School Institute (yoga, music and art)
Behavioral Services
Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp
Camp NOVA
Employment
The Family Enrichment Network (FEN)
The Family Resource FOOD Network Cooking/Life Skills Series
Get FIT – Fitness Integration Training
Kidz Connect 2
Out-N-About
In-home Support/Respite
Weekend Repite Getaways


After school care
Kidz Connect is an after school care program which helps participating families find, pay or create after school care for their child, ages 6-13, with a disability. This can include helping a family to access an existing after school care program, hiring an aide to come to the home or other type of after school support.

For availability and eligibility requirements, please contact PerformCare at (877) 652-7624. Private pay accepted.


After School Institute (yoga, music and art)

The Family Resource Network is proud to announce the start of the After School Institute at the Toms River School Intermediate East. School aged children with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their sibling will be offered a new creative and social outlet through Yoga, Music, and Art Therapy. The courses will run for four week sessions monthly. Fees do apply.

The Music sessions will specifically teach keyboarding using a visual method that allows for quick learning of songs, while the Art Therapy sessions will be focused on creating “usable art” such as stationary and clothing items that participants will be able to take home with them.

View flyer for dates and descriptions!

Please call (732) 262-8020 for more information.

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Behavioral services
FRN offers In-home and ABA Behavioral Services including training workshops for parents/families and professionals, evaluations, assessments, design of ethical and effective intervention plans consistent with the dimensions of Applied Behavioral Analysis. Training for the implementation of plans is also offered. All services are under the supervision of a BCBA.

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Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp

Bounce Out the Stigma Summer Basketball Camp, founded and directed by basketball showman “Mighty Mike” Simmel, is the first and only camp of its kind, creates an inviting atmosphere of counselor and peer support-and peer interaction-in which special children experience a fresh sense of freedom. In developing new motor skills through participation and personal success, our campers are taught to aim higher, tackling everyday challenges and troubles with greater confidence.

Click here for more information

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Camp NOVA

Camp NOVA is a wonderful opportunity for children and young adults living with epilepsy and other developmental disabilities to enjoy summer camp. Camp NOVA, which provides an exciting and independent camping experience in an environment filled with fun experiences and memories that last a lifetime, is a one-week overnight camp for young people ages 12-28. Camp activities include acting, arts and crafts, boating, fishing, karate, swimming and yoga.

Click here for more information

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Employment

Getting to Work is a program of The Family Resource Network providing comprehensive services by: developing employment consistent with your interests, aptitude, and training connecting you to additional employment supports identifying funding sources to pay for those supports.

New Jersey WINS (Work Incentive Network Support) is a work incentive program providing work incentives planning and assistance to SSI and SSDI beneficiaries.

Go to www.njwins.org

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The Family Enrichment Network (FEN)

FEN is designed to assist Salem County families in establishing specific goals through family service plans and working towards becoming more self-sufficient. FEN also provides case management services for families in need and supports programs and free community events that encourage two-adult families. For more information contact Jeanne at (858) 299-3058 or visit www.strongfamilysc.com.

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The Family Resource FOOD Network Cooking/Life Skills Series

The Family Resource FOOD Network is a cooking experience that teaches basic kitchen safety, safe food handling, healthy food options and appropriate sanitation. These sessions encourage teamwork, completion of assigned tasks and enhancement of planning skills in an environment that recognizes and accommodates different ways of learning. Participants will be involved in all aspects of menu planning for each session, food preparation and clean up.

Now available in Toms River. View flyer

*Coming soon to North and South Jersey!

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Get FIT – Fitness Integration Training

The Get FIT movement aims to create health and fitness opportunities through overcoming perceived barriers for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and caregivers. Get FIT strives to increase the capacity of health and wellness services, thereby giving all individuals the opportunity to make lifestyle changes to reach their health goals and to increase their quality of life. For more information, visit www.getfitnj.org.

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Kidz Connect Training

The Kidz Connect Training program provides a free training to the staff of existing, typical before/after-school programs in order to help successfully integrate school-age children with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities into their programs. Programs may also receive follow up support from Autism Family Services of NJ.

Available Statewide. For more information, call (732) 262-8020.

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Out-N-About

This program designed to offer teens and young adults with disabilities group recreational and socialization opportunities. Participants can partake in a variety of recreational trips and site based activities that will be coordinated throughout the year. Please call (800) 376-2345 for more information on our various Out-N-About locations.

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In home support/respite
Respite Care is designed to assist families with the continuous caretaking needs of a family member with a developmental disability by providing temporary relief (in-home; provider’s home; community) options. Trained workers offer families a break, while at the same time comfort in knowing their child is well care for.

  • If you are DDD eligible, you may request a referral from your case manager to start receiving respite services.
  • If your child is DCF eligible, you may request this service by calling PerformCare at (877) 652-7624.
  • A self-pay option is also available.

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Overnight out-of-home Respite Getaways
An FRN coordinator plans weekend Respite Getaways each month in destinations throughout New Jersey. These getaways provide participants with the opportunity to relax with peers and enjoy activities such as swimming, movies, museums, etc. For more information, please contact Dot Faherty at (609) 392-4900 or via email at dfaherty@familyresourcenetwork.org.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Contact your DDD case manager (if you do not have your own budget) and request a referral for a weekend. Get your friends together and contact the FRN coordinator to join us!

Fees: $950 or $1250 (1:1 support needs)

Click to download our Respite Getaways calendar

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