Workgroups Available to NJABA Members Only
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The NJABA Adult Services Workgroup is dedicated to promoting the professional practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA) in adult services and increasing both private and public capacity to provide high-quality, evidence-based behavior analytic services to all.
We provide support to current and prospective behavior analysts and strive to be a resource to third-party payers and government entities with the following:
Darren Blough, MSW, BCaBA, Chair
Vanessa Bethea, M.A., BCBA, Secretary
June McKim, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, FAQ Coordinator
Video-conferencing is available for all meetings. The link is sent to workgroup members a few days prior to each meeting.
Wed 8/24/22 10a-12p
Wed 9/28/22 12p-1p
Wed 10/26/22 10a-12p
Wed 11/30/22 12p-1p
Wed 1/25/23 10a-12p
Wed 2/22/23 10a-12p
Wed 3/22/23 10a-12p
Wed 4/26/23 10a-12p
Wed 5/24/23 10a-12p
Wed 6/28/23 10a-12p
Please RSVP to the workgroup chair.
Interested, but unsure if you’d like to officially join? Come to a meeting to learn more and network with colleagues. All are welcome! For general inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-910-0394.
Great ASWG meeting on 1/16/19!
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities – State Supplemental Payments for Day Providers FAQs
New resources are getting updated and are becoming available that give providers guidance on how to safely return to community settings after the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, including the Pennsylvania DHS Individual Transition Guide.
State-funded services for adults with developmental disabilities age 21 years and older are administered by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.
As a general rule, parents and practitioners should use assessments to identify skills that are of practical relevance and promote independence. Some useful assessment tools include:
Autism Speaks Community-Based Skills Assessment
Gerhardt, P. F., & Lainer, I. (2011). Addressing the needs of adolescents and adults with autism: A crisis on the horizon. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 41(1), 37-45.
Henninger, N. A., & Taylor, J. L. (2013). Outcomes in adults with autism spectrum disorders: A historical perspective. Autism, 17(1), 103-116.
Support Coordination (SC) is a DDD-funded service that assists individuals in gaining access to needed program and State plan services, as well as needed medical, social, educational and other services. All individuals who are eligible for and wish to access DDD-funded services must either select or be assigned to a Support Coordination Agency (SCA).
The Support Coordination Agency assigns a Support Coordinator to work with the individual and his/her family to ensure completion of the Person-Centered Planning Tool (PCPT) and to develop the Individualized Service Plan (ISP). See Choosing a Support Coordination Agency for guidance on selecting a support coordinator.
In collaboration with the Support Coordinator, the Individualized Service Plan is developed by the individual and an interdisciplinary team (IDT). The IDT consists of the individual, his or her parent(s) or guardian(s), and a team of professionals that may include a social worker, doctor/nurse, DSP, nutritionist, psychologist/psychiatrist, QIDP, OT/PT, teacher, residential representative, day program representative, vocational representative or job coach. The individual should be interviewed and evaluated on job experience, educational background, employment skills, potential, need for supportive services and interests should be evaluated. Activities, supports, and resources required to achieve the individual’s personal goals are detailed in the document. The ISP and contract should be reviewed by the individual and the representative at least every six months.
Danya International, Inc., Organization for Autism Research & Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center. (2006). Life journey through autism: A guide for transition to adulthood. Arlington, VA: Organization for Autism Research, Inc.
Luiselli, J. K. (Ed.) (2011). Teaching and behavior support for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder: A practitioner’s guide. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Wehman, P. (2011). Essentials of transition planning. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Wehman, P., Smith, M. D., & Schall, C. (2009). Autism and the transition to adulthood. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.