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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/

DDD Updates

Governor Murphy and the New Jersey State Legislature created the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force

Caregivers are invaluable to the people they support, which can include older adults and individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions or mental health issues. Governor Murphy and the New Jersey State Legislature created the New Jersey Caregiver Task Force to determine the current availability of caregiver support services and provide recommendations for improving and expanding caregiver support services in New Jersey.  The Task Force has announced that it will be conducting virtual Caregiver Listening Sessions on March 6, March 10, and March 18.
Medicaid

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey(PLAN|NJ) has created a new website

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey(PLAN|NJ) has created a new website to better assist with planning for the future of an individualwith disabilities at www.plannj.orgWhether you are a person with a disability, a family member or friend, an attorney, financial advisor or human services professional, check out the website for life planning tools and resources to help achieve greater peace of mind.

DDD Updates

NJ SNAP Recipients to Continue to Receive Enhanced Food Assistance Benefits in February

15 Percent SNAP Boost Will Come Along with Maximum February SNAP Benefit Payments    (TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will continue to receive enhanced food assistance benefits in February to help address needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 



 (TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will continue to receive enhanced food assistance benefits in February to help address needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will continue to receive enhanced food assistance benefits in February to help address needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will continue to receive enhanced food assistance benefits in February to help address needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

DDD Updates

New Resource for the ID/DD community

 1-25-2021  Announcement from DDD:

 The following is a helpful resource for our individuals/families to use.  www.NJHelps.org is a website that offers straightforward, plain language resource information. What I think is awesome is that it has a screening tool—a 9-step questionnaire—that, depending on the info you plug in, will suggest different programs you may be eligible for:

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