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Deborah Spitalnik with Congressman PalloneIn recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Congressman Frank Pallone toured Rutgers University’s Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, accompanied by Deborah M. Spitalnik, PhD, Executive Director of The Boggs Center and Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Spitalnik was also interviewed by News 12 New Jersey at the event.

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Getting the Community Life You Want: A Guide to Home and Community Based Services Advocacy

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The Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final Rule, a federal policy change announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides new opportunities for people with disabilities to have the kinds of community services they want. The Rule requires that the places where people receive HCBS waiver services offer full access to the benefits of community life. This guide contains information about the HCBS Final Settings Rule and resources to help you provide your support coordinator and service providers with input about the services you receive and how they can to help you get the community life you want. Available in English and Spanish.

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The Boggs Center and NJ APSE Co-sponsor 24th Facing the Future Conference

Temple GrandinOn Friday, March 18, 2016, The Boggs Center and the NJ Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) held their 24th annual transition and employment conference at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Over 500 disability and education professionals attended the Facing the Future: Discovering a World of Employment Opportunities conference, which featured keynote presentations by Allison Wohl, Executive Director of national APSE, and Temple Grandin, PhD, Professor of Animal Science and Author, along with 18 workshops and the NJ APSE Awards. In addition to coordinating the conference and co-chairing the conference committee, The Boggs Center presented several workshops.

Michael Steinbruck Featured in NJ Department of Education Video for Person Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition Project

Michael SteinbruckThe New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), in partnership with The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, has developed a video production highlighting the Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition (PCAST) project. The video highlights the work being done statewide to explore the use of person-centered approaches in schools and to implement promising practices in participating districts. The video features multiple participant perspectives, including students, parents, and educators who have been actively engaged in the work. Michael Steinbruck, Program Coordinator at The Boggs Center, is featured in the video. View the PCAST video

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