FRN Events Calendar

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Webinar: Interactive Listening Session With The Ombudsman For Individuals With Intellectual Or Developmental Disabilities & Families
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you or a family member experiencing challenges around transition, housing, or employment? What other issues need to be addressed to better service people with critical support needs? Family members and self-advocates know firsthand what is and is not working within the state service agencies. Here is an opportunity to let your voice be heard!

Paul Aronsohn, the governor appointed Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and their Families, wants to know your concerns. The Ombudsman serves as a resource to help families better understand, navigate, access and advocate for needed services and supports.

During this live webinar, the Ombudsman will provide background (about himself and the office) and will take comments and suggestions from self-advocates and family members, so he can continue to protect the rights of people with disabilities across the lifespan. This session will serve as a conversation starter. Following the live session, the ombudsman will make himself available for 1:1 contact to better address any individual needs. Change starts with a conversation.

View the press release announcing Paul’s appointment last April

This session is being presented by:
Paul Aronsohn
Office of the Ombudsman
for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

This webinar is being offered free of charge.

Register
Mar
21
Thu
2019
Webinar: Developmental Disabilities and/or Autism with Challenging Behaviors: Key Questions You Should Ask
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will provide information on the process of selecting or creating a program for individuals with developmental disabilities/autism and challenging behaviors. Key questions that family’s should ask when reviewing prospective programs will be covered. Model programs from other states will be discussed. In addition, the following will be addressed: the Role of Behavior Analysts, Assessments, Program Monitoring, Tracking Progress on Behaviors and Skills Acquisition, and Parent Engagement.

This session is being presented by:
Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq.
Parles Rekem, LLP – Attorneys At Law

This webinar is being offered free of charge.

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Mar
23
Sat
2019
Paint the Pony Purple
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun afternoon with live music, raffles, auctions and lots and lots of purple. This is a family event and all proceeds directly benefits the Epilepsy Services of New Jersey.

Visit Paint The Pony Purple for more information and to register.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Webinar: Developmental Disabilities and/or Autism with Challenging Behaviors: Key Questions You Should Ask
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This webinar will provide information on the process of selecting or creating a program for individuals with developmental disabilities/autism and challenging behaviors. Key questions that family’s should ask when reviewing prospective programs will be covered. Model programs from other states will be discussed. In addition, the following will be addressed: the Role of Behavior Analysts, Assessments, Program Monitoring, Tracking Progress on Behaviors and Skills Acquisition, and Parent Engagement.
This session will be presented by:
Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq.
Parles Rekem, LLP – Attorneys At Law
Apr
17
Wed
2019
Webinar: Getting to Work: Preparing, Finding, and Maintaining Employment
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Getting to Work is an employment service that helps people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep work, while protecting benefits and develop a career mindset. Join us to hear the how, where, when, who and why of this vital support program.

 

This session is being presented by:

Greg Makely
VP, Employment Services
The Family Resource Network

This webinar is being offered free of charge.

Register
May
23
Thu
2019
Webinar: Funding For Residential Placements in New Jersey for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will address the New Jersey Statewide Transition Plan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules and regulations governing residential settings. Particular emphasis will be on how to establish eligibility and access funding for residential placements..
In addition, participants will be provided with a basic knowledge of how to obtain residential funding for individuals under the age of twenty-one through the Children’s System of Care and local school districts. DDD funding for residential placements for individuals over the age of twenty-one through the Community Care Program will also be presented. Topics covered will include: how to apply, eligibility, effective advocacy and accessing specific services. The waiting list will be discussed as well as how placements can be made on an emergency basis bypassing the waiting list. The New Jersey Statewide Transition Plan and its impact on residential options will be discussed. Specific information on a variety of housing projects will also be presented.
This session will be presented by:
Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq.
Parles Rekem, LLP – Attorneys At Law
Webinar: Funding For Residential Placements in New Jersey for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will address the New Jersey Statewide Transition Plan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules and regulations governing residential settings. Particular emphasis will be on how to establish eligibility and access funding for residential placements..

In addition, participants will be provided with a basic knowledge of how to obtain residential funding for individuals under the age of twenty-one through the Children’s System of Care and local school districts. DDD funding for residential placements for individuals over the age of twenty-one through the Community Care Program will also be presented. Topics covered will include: how to apply, eligibility, effective advocacy and accessing specific services. The waiting list will be discussed as well as how placements can be made on an emergency basis bypassing the waiting list. The New Jersey Statewide Transition Plan and its impact on residential options will be discussed. Specific information on a variety of housing projects will also be presented.

This session is being presented by:
Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq.
Parles Rekem, LLP – Attorneys At Law

This webinar is being offered free of charge.

Register
Jul
8
Mon
2019
43rd Golf Classic @ Upper Montclair County Club
Jul 8 @ 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
43rd Golf Classic @ Upper Montclair County Club

43rd Annual Golf Classic and Dinner

More Information & Register

For more information, please contact Jennifer Gleason at Jgleason@familyresourcenetwork.org or 732-262-8020.

 

 

Jul
15
Mon
2019
Camp NOVA Day @ Camp Z Week 1 @ Sussex County NJ
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

 

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. Camp activities include acting, arts and crafts, boating, fishing, karate, swimming and yoga.

Jul
28
Sun
2019
Camp Nova Overnight @ Sussex County NJ
Jul 28 – Aug 3 all-day

 

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. Camp activities include acting, arts and crafts, boating, fishing, karate, swimming and yoga.

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