Family Resource Network News

2019 Respite Getaway Calendar

Revised 2019 Calendar for Respite Getaway (January-December) Please 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 (Gloria) to join us! Fees: $950 or...

Purple Day for Epilepsy Around the World

Purple Day for Epilepsy is a worldwide grassroots annual event. It is celebrated every year on March 26th and is intended to increase awareness of epilepsy. Cassidy Megan along with her mom started this initiative back in 2008 and it quickly grew into a global...

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is National Disability Awareness Month! The Family Resource Network would like to encourage everyone to join in on this celebration of many accomplishments, contributions and talents offered by the developmental disability community. Spreading awareness and...

2019 Autism Scholarship Application

The 2019 Autism Family Services of New Jersey Scholarship Application Program is open to New Jersey residents with a diagnosis of Autism.  This scholarship is unique since it allows graduates pursuing a college, university, technical, trade, or vocational school level...

2019 Epilepsy Scholarship Application

Epilepsy Services of New Jersey is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our annual scholarship program for New Jersey high school seniors who have epilepsy. We anticipate offering at least two $1,000 scholarships this year. New Jersey high...

Caregiver Taskforce Bill Signed Into Law

Acting Governor Sheila Oliver today signed legislation (S959) to establish the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force, which will evaluate support services that are available to caregivers. The Task Force will also recommend improvements and expansion of such services and is...

The Family Resource Network Announces Leadership Change

An era is coming to a close and a new one will begin on January 1, 2019 at The Family Resource Network as Eric M. Joice, of Toms River, CEO since 1983 retires and Liza Gundell of Pennington, COO since 1990 becomes the chief executive officer. Gundell, a graduate of...

MyEpilepsyRockstar – Jake

In 2014, Jake was diagnosed with Juvenile Myclonic Epilepsy after having a seizure during freshman football practice. He did not allow epilepsy to get in his way! He continued to go on to play football for his whole high school career. Jake became an ambassador to...

Public Policy Alert

Administration Proposes Part D Changes (The following has been adapted from BioNJ's Public Policy Alert) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to make several changes to the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs. In particular,...

#MyEpilepsyRockstar – Aiden

Faith's #MyEpilepsyRockstar is her son... Aiden! My 12 year old son Aiden was diagnosed with generalized epilepsy at the age of 6 going into his first grade year. When I think about what he has gone through and what he has overcome I can't help but feel emotional. I...

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