Support Services for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey
Community Access Unlimited provides superior in-home support to youth with disabilities up to 21 years old and their families.
In-home support services can be arranged through the Department of Children & Families (DCF), Perform Care or through our private pay option.
CAU has served hundreds of youth members at home and can also assist in the transition to adult services as students prepare to finish school and access adult services.
For more information, fill out the contact form below or contact our Information and Referral department today.
Behavioral management can be arranged through the New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC). We work to help children with behavioral, mental health, or emotional challenges through structured behavioral modification plans with person-centered care.
In-Home Respite Services
CAU offers respite services for members under 21. Respite provides short-term breaks for families and caregivers. From hygiene and chores to recreation and errands, our specially trained staff tailor their approach to each individual they serve.
Transitioning to Adult Services
We can help guide you through the process to secure services through DDD, DVRS and other adult disability service programs. Our Family Mentors are available to help answer your questions and connect you to services.
Who is Eligible for CAU’s Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Programs?
Individuals under 21 may be eligible for CAU services through New Jersey Children’s System of Care. We also have a private pay option. Eligibility for developmental disability services are governed by state laws that define certain requirements that must be met. Learn more about applying for services for children on the CSOC website.
NJ Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Youth Programs FAQs
Contact us today if you have any questions about services for youth with disabilities. You can also join our Family Support Group to connect with other families and learn about services.
How Do Community Access Unlimited Services Help Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Prepare for Adult Life?
Our youth services assist individuals and families at home and help to increase independence. We are here to guide you in the transition to adult disability services and connect you to support coordination and other services that are a fit for your family.
What is Meant by Transition for Youth with Disabilities?
DDD services are available to individuals who are age 21 or older and meet all other eligibility requirements. Individuals receiving services through school are able to continue doing so through age 21. It is critical to discuss service options with your school’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team and transition coordinator. CAU participates in Planning for Adult Life, a program to educate students and parents on a variety of topics related to preparing for adult services.
Do You Offer Any Other Resources for Youth with Disabilities in New Jersey?
Youth are invited to join our advocacy groups, fundraising events, and our support group for families and interfaith events. Sign up for our newsletter for more information about CAU events and activities.
Contact us today to learn more.
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