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2011

   

Dec

8th

Arab Americans and Disabilities Conference Draws over 150 people; November Marked National Caregivers’ Month;
DHS Commissioner Receives Leadership Award at NJACP Conference;
A “Season of Service”;
Announcements

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Nov

7th

State Agency Partnership Adv. Empl. Opp. for Ind. w/ DD
Report Explores Effects of Disability on Children & Families
CAU Honors DDD's Deputy Commissioner

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Sept

6th

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
State of NJ Recognizes Direct Support Professionals Week
Community Living Education Project

Mercer Co. Chamber of Commerce Hosts Art Works by Persons w/ Disabilities

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Aug

5th

 

DDD Services Application Process Now Available Online; Transforming Lives Through Institutional Closure; Anniversary of the ADA;

Justice Department Issues Technical Assistance Document on Enforcement of the Supreme Court Decision in Olmstead v. L.C.; Announcements and much more

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July

4th

New Medicaid Regulations and Forums;

Community News:

Arc Mercer Opens Healthcare Center

Christie Administration Announces New Special Needs Housing Initiative

News from our Developmental Centers:

Pet Therapy is a Hit at Woodbridge Developmental Center

New Lisbon’s Greenhouse Open for Business!

Announcements.

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Jun

3rd

 

NJ Self-Directed Supports Conference A Success;

State Officials Celebrate Autism Awareness Month;

Community News;

News from our Developmental Centers;

NFL Player's Fdtn Supports NJ Families Affected by Autism;

Announcements.

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Apr

2nd

 DDD Surpasses Halfway Point in DDS Caseload Transition;
NJ Travel Independence Program Offers Training for Those with Disabilities;
Announcements:
DD Lecture Series; NJACP Trainings on their web: Autism NJ Trainings; Parent Link

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Feb

1st

Rollout begins of College of Direct Supports to Providers;
When the Flu Hits - Tips for Caregivers;
Choking Alert;
Announcements: Autism NJ Trainings; Parent Link

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2010

Nov

10th

Preparing for Winter Storms and Other Emergencies;
2010 National Caregivers Conference a Success;
Holiday Express Benefit Concert Schedule;
Announcements: Autism NJ Fall Trainings; Parent Link

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Oct.

9th

Rosa’s Law;
New Training – Exciting Opportunities for Direct Support Professionals;
DHS Creates Office of Autism in Response to Autism Task Force Recommendation; Announcements: Second Annual Cape May County Community Disabilities Awareness Day (11/13/10)

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Sept.

8th

A Special Day for Woodbridge DC Resident and her Family; New Lisbon Developmental Center Celebrates Cultural Diversity; Announcements

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Aug

7th

  “Education & Information Sessions for Families” Begin in September;
Announcements: Arc of US Survey; ABCD workshop/curriculum on Aging and Disabilities; Autism NJ
Workshops; Monmouth Co. Accessible Beach Guide (website).

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July

6th

The Arc of Somerset partners with Boggs Center and DDD for Pilot Project;
DDD Presents County-Based Forums;
$60 million in Affordable Care Act grants from Feds;
Olmstead;
Announcements: Autism NJ Workshops; Monmouth Co. Accessible Beach Guide (website); NJ Parent Link.

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June

5th

New Jersey's Creating a Central Registry of Caregivers Who Have Harmed Individuals with Developmental Disabilities;
NJ Parent Link;
$60 million in Affordable Care Act grants from Feds;
Olmstead;
Announcements 

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May

4th

NJ Legislators Tour New Lisbon Developmental Center;
21st Annual Conference on Medical Care, June 4, 2010;
Olmstead;
Announcements 

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Apr

3rd

Census 2010;
Legislative Review - 213th Session;
Olmstead;
Announcements

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Mar

2nd

Governor Signs Executive Order Declaring “State of Fiscal Emergency”;
Getting From Here To There;
DDD Reorganization;
DDD - LCSO Move to Hamilton;
Olmstead;
Announcements

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Jan

1st

Athletes Seek Better Access at Ice Rinks for People with Disabilities;
Cancer Screening Guides Available from Arc of NJ;
DDD - Lower Central Community Service Office Moves from Trenton to Hamilton;
Olmstead;
Announcements

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2009

Dec

28th

DDD Turns 50!;
AC Ritchey Congratulates staff at NLDC;
Holiday Express;
Announcements

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Nov

27th

Governor Corzine $400 Million Cut to Current State Budget;
New information available for parents of students in transition; Olmstead; Announcements

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Oct

26th

NJ CP Association of Middlesex County Awarded $1.1 Million in Federal Grants;
Olmstead Update;
Announcements.

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Aug

25th

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Champion for the Intellectually Challenged;
H1N1 Update;
DDD Creates New Housing in FY09.

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July II

24th

DHS Website; Family Education.

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July I

23rd

 Special Olmstead Edition

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May I

22nd

A Life Transformed; Upcoming Trainings and Conferences; Olmstead Update.

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Apr I

21st

Digital Imaging - Employment Opportunities; 2010 Budget Hearings Schedule; Announcements; Training Opportunities from The Boggs Center; Community Options

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Mar I

20th

E-blasting Begins; Bureau of Guardianship Svcs contact number correction; Offender Central Registration; Olmstead Update

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Feb I

19th

Letter from Asst. Commissioner Ken Ritchey: Additional Budget Cuts - Impact DDD Budget ; Bureau of Guardianship Services Reorganization; Announcements; Olmstead Update .

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2008

Dec I

18th

Feds Approve Expanded Waiver for NJ ; NASDDDS Ex. Dir. Thaler explains trends in DD systems; Res. Services Waiting List Letter;

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Nov I

17th

MOU to Shore Up Employment Opportunities ; New name – “ Self-Directed Day Services” ; Bittersweet Goodbye ; Conference/Seminar Announcements…

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Sept I

16th

OIPAC Commemorates Anniversary; Nat'l Direct Support Prof. Recognition Week; Foster Grandparents; DDD Funds Trainings…

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Aug I

15th

DDD meets Day Program needs; Helping grads find employment; Adults with Autism Task Force

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July I

14th

Olmstead Plan Exceeds FY 2008 Goal; Sean Howlett - Indiv. Budgeting Pioneer; Self-Directed Plan - Alternative to Provider Managed Option

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June

Special

FY'09 Budget Special Edition

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June I

13th

Lifetime of Service – Peggy Dervitz; Apply for SABE conference drawing

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May II

12th

Partner Profile: The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

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May I

11th

Assistant Commissioner Perspective – One Year Later

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April I

10th

Family Ties: "My Friend Louie"; Spring Training Continues

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Mar. II

9th

"Spring Training"

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Mar. I

8th

Commissioner convenes Dual Diagnosis Task Force; “My Brother Manuel”

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Feb. I

7th

Midland School Names DDD Today; NJ Core Indicator Project; SCCAT offers new services for Adults w/ D.D.; Olmstead Adv. Council Update

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Jan. II

6th

Partner Profile: Brain Injury Assoc. of NJ; Brain injury happens in instant, lasts lifetime; Bureau of Guardianship Svcs. reports to new Asst. Commissioner

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Jan. I

5th

Family Support Program; Partner Profile: Elizabeth Boggs Ctr.; Community Care Waivers - Amendment

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2007

Dec.

4th

Partner Profile: The Arc of NJ; The Arc of NJ's Diabetes Project; Thanksgiving Giving

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Nov.

3rd

Crisis Response System; Midland School wins newsletter naming contest; Collaborating Enhances Consumer Svcs.; Partner Profile: NJACP

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Oct.

2nd

Expanded Training for Families; Partner Profile: NJACP

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Sept.

1st

First edition; Asst. Commissioner's Perspective; Division Update; “Name That Newsletter” contest

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Olmstead News (combined with DDD Today in 2008)
 
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2007
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Oct 2nd Olmstead News X  
Aug 1st Olmstead News X  
 
 
 
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