Community Living Education Project

Upcoming Webinars

The Byte Size Lunch Series

November 3, 2022

Session #6:  Supports for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

Presented by: The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey

Past Webinars

Person-Centered Life Planning: Securing the Future for People with Disabilities

October 18, 2022

This webinar will educate families who have a loved one with a significant disability about the importance of planning for the individual’s future support. Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of NJ (PLAN/NJ) can guide families in this estate planning and life-long support process by addressing future planning issues such as independent living supports, estate planning, legal and financial protections. Specific topics of discussion include: how to implement a future LifePLAN for people with disabilities; Guardianship; Special Needs Trusts; and ABLE accounts.

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Poison Prevention for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Caregivers

September 14, 2022

Presented by Eward Greene, Health Educator with the NJ Poison Center


The Byte Size Lunch Series 

September 1, 2022

Session #5: Incorporating AT into Classroom Settings

Presented by: The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey


The Byte Size Lunch Series 

August 4, 2022

Session #4: Creating Accessible Materials

Presented by: The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey 


The Byte Size Lunch Series

July 7, 2022

Session #3: Assistive Technology for Executive Function 

Presented by: The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey 


The Byte Size Lunch Series 

June 2, 2022

Session #2: Smart Home Technologies

Presented by: The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center and the United Way Caregivers Coalition


Strategies to improve organization, focus, and planning: Executive functioning supports for community living

May 18, 2022

Bianca Coleman, Licensed Psychologist, provides an overview of the critical components of executive functioning skills required to navigate various aspects of community living as well as support strategies and intervention suggestions to foster independence.


The Byte Size Lunch Series

May 5, 2022

Session #1: Tools at your Fingertips (Built in Accessibility Features)

Presented by: The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey 


Fostering Positive Relationships Between Police, Fire and EMS and Individuals with Autism

April 27, 2022 

Presenter: Bianca Coleman, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D, Behavior Therapy Associates This webinar provides helpful strategies for preparing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to interact with police, firefighters, EMS, and other emergency personnel.


Assistive Technology for Increased Independence & Community Integration

February 23, 2022

This fantastic session from Mike Marotta, ATP, Director and Naomi Leibowitz, ATP, of The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC -- https://at4nj.org/ ) provides a wealth of information and resources re: assistive technologies -- many of which are already built-in to the devices you own! You will also learn more about the many services and resources available through the Assistive Technology Advocacy Center.


Key Questions when Selecting (or Creating) Program for Individuals with Autism

January 19, 2022

Presenter: Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq. from Parles Rekem, LLP  addresses the topics of:  Essential questions for a program’s BCBA Assessments and tracking progress The importance of family involvement Special constructions considerations Housing Initiatives.


Supported Decision Making Made Practical

January 2022

Michael R. Brower, Legal Director Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) Wednesday addresses topics such as:  What supported decision-making is in New Jersey How it works related to guardianship Practical tips to get started with formal supported decision-making


Future Planning to Maintain Benefits: Special Needs Trust & Guardianship

November 2021

Hillary Freeman, Esq. of Freeman Law Offices Special Needs Trust & Guardianship addresses important topics surrounding future planning for your loved one with intellectual and / or developmental disabilities.


UNDERSTANDING ADVOCACY THROUGH THE NEW JERSEY COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Original Airdate: Thursday, June 3, 2021 

Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/SUKn2HZKDDI

Presenter:

Ms. Mercedes Witowsky

Executive Director

NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 

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UNDERSTANDING SELF-DIRECTED SERVICES IN NEW JERSEY AND THE ROLE OF THE SUPPORTS BROKER

Original Airdate: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 

Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/eBDIV-mjETc

Presenter:

Ms. Patricia Brennan

Director of Waiting List and

Special Projects

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

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THE DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HOUSING SUBSIDY PROGRAM

Original Airdate: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 

Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/D2wnjRCDBvg

Presenter:

Ms. Courtney Davey

Supervisor for the Division of Developmental

Disabilities Housing Subsidy Unit 

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OVERVIEW OF THE DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAIVER PROGRAMS

Original Airdate: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 

Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/IT2yTLeSg8Q

Presenter:

Ms. Nkechi Okoli

Senior Coordinator of Transition to 21 Education

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

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OVERVIEW OF THE DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAIVER PROGRAMS

Original Airdate: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 

Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/ve-iydwTXr8

Presenters:

Ms. Nkechi Okoli

Senior Coordinator of Transition to 21 Education

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Ms. Patricia Brennan

Director of Waiting List and Special Projects

Division of Developmental Disabilities

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STRATEGIES FOR LIMITING EXPOSURE TO SEXUAL ABUSE AND DECREASING 

INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL BEHAVIORS FOR PEOPLE WITH I/DD

Original Airdate: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 

Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/JygxQBddzgg

Presenter:

Bobbie Gallagher, PhD, BCBA-D

Director of Clinical Training

Applied Behavior Analysis

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Online Campus

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SO MUCH DATA! WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Original Airdate: Thursday, November 19, 2020 

Webinar Link: https://youtu.be/NkU35KFVssY

Presenter: 

Delia Sequeira, M.S., BCBA 

DDD Resource Team 

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

State of New Jersey 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENTS AND BEHAVIOR SUPPORT PLANS

Original Airdate: Thursday, November 5, 2020 

Webinar Link:  https://youtu.be/QGNpPKfwV0g 

Presenter: 

Delia Sequeira, M.S., BCBA 

DDD Resource Team 

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

State of New Jersey 

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CAN WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? ARRANGING YOUR ENVIRONMENT TO CREATE POSITIVE INTERACTIONS

Original Airdate: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 

Webinar Link:  https://youtu.be/q2rf_MEYwdk 

Presenter: 

Delia Sequeira, M.S., BCBA 

DDD Resource Team 

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

State of New Jersey 

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PROMISING PRACTICES: THE BASICS OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA) 

Original Airdate: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Webinar Link:  https://youtu.be/RYiaeUg7YLc 

Presenter: 

Delia Sequeira, M.S., BCBA 

DDD Resource Team 

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

State of New Jersey 

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QUICK TIPS TO TRAVEL SAFELY AND STAY HEALTHY Quick Tips to Travel Safely and Stay Healthy in 2020

Original Airdate: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Webinar Link:  https://youtu.be/oaRiWjCSGD8

Presenters: 

Melody Bundy, MPA and Louis A. Hoffman, MSW

Program Managers and Travel Instructors 

Representing the New Jersey Travel Independence Program

(NJTIP) @ Rutgers – Travel Training 

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I NEED HELP! WHEN TO ACCESS BEHAVIOR SUPPORTS

Original Airdate: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Webinar Link:  https://youtu.be/wx77vi-1B34 

Presenter: 

Delia Sequeira, M.S., BCBA 

DDD Resource Team 

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

State of New Jersey 

Presentation Handout


SUPPORTING LOVED ONES WITH SIGNIFICANT NEEDS DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES

Original Airdate: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 

Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGu92owuMHw

Presenter:

Michael Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Executive Director, Behavior Therapy Associates


HYGIENE, SANITIZING, AND DISINFECTING IN A COVID-19 WORLD

Original Airdate: Friday, May 8, 2020 

Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyt9XSx4l90&t=369s

Presenter:

Jack Caravanos, DrPH, CIH

Clinical Professor, Global and Environmental Public Health

New York University - School of Global Public Health


OUR NEW NORMAL IS NOT NORMAL – THREE-PART SERIES

PART 1: RESILIENCY SKILLS

Original Airdate: Thursday, April 23, 2020 Webinar 

Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRzpvsSoJaw&t=1121s

Presenter:

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC

Health Educator, Rutgers School of Public Health

Instructor for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers School of Social Work, and Rutgers School of Nursing.


PART 2: THE IMPORTANCE OF RITUALS IN OUR DAILY LIVES

Original Airdate: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Webinar 

Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK41rAa3RwM&t=1412s

Presenter:

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC


PART 3: MANAGING GRIEF AND LOSS

Original Airdate: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Webinar 

Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r10c4w_wKUU&t=85s

Presenter:

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC


PLANNING FOR ADULT LIFE – PREPARING FOR COMMUNITY LIVING: SHARING POSSIBILITIES

Original Airdate: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Webinar 

Webinar Link: https://planningforadultlife.org/we_offer/community-living.html

Presenters:

Natalie Trump, BS

Senior Training and Consultation Specialist

Rutgers School of Public Health

Center for Public Health Workforce Development

Community Living Education Project


Ann Martinelli, MADS

Training Specialist

Rutgers School of Public Health

Center for Public Health Workforce Development

Community Living Education Project