Day Habilitation is provided to individuals 21+ and provides education and training to acquire the skills and experience needed to participate in the community. Activities and environments are aimed at skill acquisition and the ability to live as independently as possible in their day-to-day lives. Activities may include supporting clients with building problem-solving skills, self-help, social skills, adaptive skills, daily living skills, and leisure skills. This service, which is provided during daytime hours do not include employment-related training. Day Habilitation may be offered in a center-based or community-based setting.
Community-Based Supports is a one-on-one service delivered to individuals 21+ and provides direct support and assistance for individuals with or without a caregiver present, in or out of the residence. Goals and outcomes are designed to increase independence in the community through assistance with community-based activities, as well as training and supervision of, individuals as they learn and perform various tasks that are included in basic self-care, social skills, and activities of daily living.
Community Inclusion Services are provided to individuals 21+ outside of residences that support and assist individuals in educational, enrichment, or recreational activities. This service, which is intended to enhance participation in the community, is delivered in a group setting, but does not exceed six (6) individuals.
Behavioral Supports are provided to individuals 21+ and can be individual and/or group counseling, behavioral interventions, diagnostic evaluations or consultations related to the individual’s developmental disability and necessary for the individual to acquire or maintain appropriate interactions with others. A complete assessment of the challenging behavior(s) will be done along with the development of a structured behavioral modification plan, implementation of the plan, ongoing training and supervision of caregivers and behavioral aides, and periodic reassessment of the plan.
Respite services are provided to individuals 21+ who are unable to care for themselves. This service is provided on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons who normally provide care for the individual. Respite may be delivered in multiple periods of duration such as partial hour, hourly, daily without overnight, or daily with overnight. At this time, The NJ ECC is only providing respite in the participant’s home or in a community-based setting. Overnight respite may be available in the future.
Under the care of our Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), individuals may be assessed, diagnosed, and treated for speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. Services may be rehabilitative or habilitative in nature. Speech, Language, and Hearing Therapy may be provided on an individual basis or in groups of a maximum of five participants.
Under the care of our Occupational Therapist (OT), individuals will receive therapeutic help to develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain skills needed for daily living. Services may be rehabilitative or habilitative in nature. Occupational Therapy may be provided on an individual basis or in groups of a maximum of five participants.
Under the care of our Physical Therapist (PT), individuals will receive plans catered to his/her specific needs in regards to range of body movement. Services may be rehabilitative or habilitative in nature. Physical Therapy may be provided on an individual basis or in groups of a maximum of five participants.