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April 16, 2019

Grand Opening Of SCAN's Benefits Enrollment Center

They will use The National Council on Aging's online Benefits Check Up tool to screen older adults and younger adults with disabilities, for a number of benefits and help them apply for and use those benefits.

April 1, 2019  

Addressing the Growing Problem of School Refusal

Unlike truancy, which is largely a conduct disorder, school refusal encompasses children from kindergarten through high school who may be experiencing mild separation anxiety as well as more severe cases where a student may miss weeks or months of school because of debilitating anxiety or depression. 

April 1, 2019  

Autism is a Challenge for Parents and Siblings

According to Kate Fiske, a psychology professor at Rutgers University and associate director of the Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, autism presents a unique challenges for those diagnosed with it. But what sometimes gets lost in the shuffle is how the condition also affects parents and siblings.

March 27, 2019  

Special Needs Kids Require Specialized Estate Planning

If you have a child with special needs, it is important to review your planning options with your attorney and discuss your child’s health, capabilities and prognosis. Then you can tailor a plan that is right for your child, allowing for as much flexibility as possible. Here are some considerations.

March 19, 2019

CSOC Summer Camp Services 2019

New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support Toward Summer Camp Tuition opens a new window and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.