The Office of Developmental Programs has released the following information:
- Announcement #055-15: Summary of Changes to the Initial and Annual Qualification for Supports Coordination Organizations. These changes include: SCO must provide educational/experience documentation for new SCs hired and must provide valid driver’s licenses for all SCs and SC Supervisors if operation of a vehicle is necessary to provide SC services.
- August 3-6: National Autism Conference hosted by Penn State University at Penn Stater Hotel, State College.
- September 19, Autism Advocacy, Relationships and Building Community Conference for Individuals and Families, free one-day conference by the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Autism Services; details forthcoming.
Summer Safety Tips
The Arc of New Jersey and The Arc’s HealthMeet program have developed several tip sheets to help persons with I/DD understand summer safety. These include Sun Safety, Heat Sickness, and Water Safety for the Pool and Beach.