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For Individuals and their Families/Caregivers: NEW WEBINAR! Home and Community Based Services and the Statewide Transition Plan

NEW WEBINAR! Home and Community Based Services and the Statewide Transition Plan

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHAT: Home and Community Based Services, Individuals and Families/Caregivers, and the HCBS Rule

TARGET AUDIENCE: Individuals and their Families/Caregivers

(see register link below)

Medicaid

Reopening Guidelines for DDD Day Programs- 6-16-21 Effective Immediately

As of 6-16-21:

Day Programs can open with much less requirements:

  • Directive for all congregate day programs to re-open at 100% capacity. (Please note that due to staffing shortages it will take time for providers to obtain enough staff to open at full capacity). Programs for medically involved persons may elect to limit capacity for a period of time before moving to full enrollment. 

  • Opening, re-opening and capacity are no longer tied to the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) measurement. 

Medicaid

Utility Assistance

A note from DDD Asst Commissioner Jonathan Seifried.

 

The moratorium on utility shut-offs is ending June 30th and will compound the challenges that some individuals already face when paying for utilities.  In response to this, the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is asking for assistance in publicizing a variety of energy assistance programs.  This will coincide with enhanced Board of Public Utilities outreach during their "Utility Assistance Week” occurring May 17-21, 2021.

 

 This information can also be accessed at: https://www.nj.gov/bpu/assistance/programs/

 

DDD Updates

How to get the COVID-19 Vaccination if you are homebound

Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,

 

We are pleased to announce that the New Jersey Department of Health has launched a program that can provide in-home COVID-19 vaccine appointments for homebound persons and has begun accepting requests for this important service. 

 

If you are unable to leave home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, or are the family member or caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing this [covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax]Request for In-Home Vaccination.

Medicaid

Division Update 04-22-2021 - New Update on Day Program Reopening

Hello Division Constituents and Community Partners,

 

As you may be aware, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities released day program re-opening requirements on March 15, 2021. 

 

The Division understands that some participants and families are eager for more programs to re-open as soon as possible. In response to such feedback from individuals, families and guardians, and in continuous consultation with the New Jersey Department of Health, today the Division is releasing updated Congregate Day Program Re-Opening Requirements. The newly updated requirements allow providers to elect to open and operate congregate day programs at limited capacity, regardless of the current CALI designation.

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DDD Update COVID 19 for Families and Providers 4-15-2020

COVID-19 Statistics
April Webinars
Division-funded Congregate Day Services
New Funding for Behavioral Health Stabilization Homes for
Individuals with IDD
Vaccine Eligibility
Updated COVID-19 Travel Advisory
Return to Normal Staff Onboarding
Guidance on Marijuana
New Guide on Self-Direction and Supports Brokerage
Resources

NJ Council on Dev Disabilities announces, National Organization, GetOutTheVaccine.org Provides Resources on COVID-19 Vaccinations

GOTVaccine is a project of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD). NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities. Follow the conversation on TwitterFacebook and Instagram at #GOTVaccine. 

https://www.nacdd.org/nacdd-launches-gotvaccine-campaign-encouraging-people-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities-to-get-vaccinated/

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