New Jersey Association of Community Providers

18th Annual STARS Awards Dinner

May 9, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of one of your consumers along with family, friends and staff.

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NJACP Connecting the Community to Its Members

To provide assistance to members of our community that are seeking services, NJACP has redesigned its website to include all of its member agencies.  Beyond the list of providers, the public may sort by county, by service, by city, by types of living arrangements, by specialist on staff among other categories to identify potential providers of services for their loved ones.  Upon finding an agency of interest, a click on its logo will lead right to the organization’s website.  NJACP welcomes feedback and should there be additional information that would be of interest and value in the search process, please contact Rose Tolentino at rtolentino@njacp.org.

Bill Updates

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2016 Message From the CEO

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Valerie Sellers
In a July 19 Editorial in the STAR LEDGER, there was yet another call to keep people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in state institutions.  This perspective, unfortunately, is driven by an assumption that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are only safe in a congregate setting accompanied by a presumption that individuals with I/DD are not capable of functioning in the community. But those of us in the advocacy and provider community, who work or live with people living with I/DD, know that there is ability in disability. Individuals’ desire to have lives filled with social interaction, learning, recreation, and work – among their ‘able’ peers.

A recent OLS audit, which reviewed the care of people with I/DD who moved from the developmental centers into the community included findings that have some suggesting that the state reconsider its policies on community living. This would be unwise on so many levels. A settlement with Disability Rights New Jersey requires people with disabilities to be served and supported in the least restrictive, integrated setting. While New Jersey has made great strides in integrating people in the community, we remain one of the states with the lowest percentage of transitioning individuals from developmental centers to the community.

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Calendar

Feb
28
Tue
10:00 am Corporate Compliance & QA Committee @ NJACP Office
Corporate Compliance & QA Committee @ NJACP Office
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chairpersons: Donna Clinger Vice President and Quality Support and Training of Alternatives,  Inc. and Claire Rohrer Vice President and Community Residential Services of Bancroft If you have any questions or would like to participate in read more
Mar
8
Wed
10:00 am Member Resources Committee @ NJACP Office
Member Resources Committee @ NJACP Office
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair: Terry McKeon, Executive Director, Special Homes of New Jersey. If you have any questions or would like to participate in this committee please call 609-406-1400
Mar
22
Wed
10:00 am Legislative & Policy Committee @ NJACP Office
Legislative & Policy Committee @ NJACP Office
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chairpersons: Genie Drobit CEO and President of Quality Management Associates and Peter Bell CEO of Eden Autism Services If you have any questions or would like to participate in this committee please call 609-406-1400

2017 Workshops

Serious Incident Investigations Training
March 28-29, 2017
Click here for details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 609-406-1400. Thank you.

Become a Member

There are many advantages in becoming a member of the New Jersey Association of Community Providers.

  • Advocacy
  • Access to advocacy tools
  • Up-to-date legislative and advocacy news
  • Bi-weekly electronic newsletter
  • Cost saving benefits
  • Education and training
  • Information sharing and networking
  • Opportunities for involvement

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Member Spotlight

Oaks Integrated Care and Preferred Behavioral Health Group Announce Plans to Affiliate in October 2016

On July 5, 2016 Oaks Integrated Care and Preferred Behavioral Health Group announced their plan to affiliate in October of 2016. The affiliation unifies two private, nonprofit health and social service agencies dedicated to serving children, adults and families living with a mental illness, addiction or developmental disability. Oaks provides programs in 9 New Jersey counties and Preferred Behavioral Health Group covers 8 counties with a primary focus in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

The new partnership brings together two clinically strong, financially healthy organizations with a shared mission of improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Affiliating will allow the organizations to expand geographically, strengthen service delivery and maximize efficiencies. Most importantly, the affiliation brings the opportunity for growth, giving more people access to compassionate, quality care.

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Save Our Services (SOS) Campaign

Concerned About the Impact of Federal Mandates? Take Action NOW for Provider Relief

SUPPORT H.R. 5902

Contact your Member of Congress and ask for support for HR 5902, the Disability Community Act of 2016. Its goal is to increase Medicaid funding for providers so they comply with the DOL Overtime Exemption Rule before its implementation on December 1, 2016, as well as other federal mandates such as the HCBS settings rule and the companionship rule.

Click here for more information and to take action – it only takes minutes!

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