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July 26, 2017


Jewish Renaissance Foundation to Facilitate Local Program over the Next Three Years

[PERTH AMBOY, NJ] – July 26, 2017- New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has recently announced its latest round of grants dedicated to building a Culture of Health. The Jewish Renaissance Foundation (JRF) has been awarded $200,000 for its project entitled "Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community."

The Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community (ELHC) project aims to provide youth from the City of Perth Amboy with an opportunity to gain leadership skills while serving in a capacity to aid key community stakeholders by developing an action plan to improve the City of Perth Amboy’s overall health. The strategy will incorporate a community-based, multi-agency approach to implement a service-learning curriculum to participating youth under the NJHI-funded initiative. "JRF’s vision is for a community where youth will be an integral part of the city-wide strategic plan in building a Culture of Health," stated Alexandra Cross, JRF’s Chief Executive Officer. "We are honored to receive this grant award and to work together with our youth and New Jersey Health Initiatives to build a Culture of Health in Perth Amboy." 
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July 19, 2017

Attention: Transportation Stories Needed

The Arc of New Jersey has partnered with the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation to conduct a research study about how adults with disabilities use different modes of transportation.  

We are looking for members of the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Network, independent self-advocates, and family members to share their stories about how transportation has helped or hindered their ability to get around.  

June 28, 2017

Coordinated Family Care (CFC) Announces the 2017-2018 Resource Development Funds for Community Agencies

The Middlesex County Care Management Organization, Coordinated Family Care, is pleased to offer Resource Development Funds.  This funding is available to community-based providers that are interested in expanding their ability to provide services that will include all children throughout Middlesex County who may or may not be involved in the Children’s System of Care. 

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May 2, 2017

Children's System of Care Newsletter

The Children's System of Care (CSOC) serves children, youth, and young adults with a wide range of challenges associated with emotional and behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance use.  CSOC is committed to providing services based on the individual need of each child and family within a system of care approach that is strength-based, culturally competent, family-centered and in a community-based environment. 


February 15, 2017  

8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Candidates on the Autism Spectrum

8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Candidates on the Autism Spectrum by Samantha Craft

Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for an innovative technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum in the USA.

February 15, 2017  

Children of Color with Autism Face Disparities of Care & Isolation


African-American children are often diagnosed with autism at older ages than white children, missing years of potential intervention and treatment. Special correspondent John Donvan and producer Caren Zucker meet a black family who struggled to find community and resources for their son with autism, but are now helping others who need answers and support. (Click on the heading above to watch the video)

September 1, 2016

Information on Encrypted Email from Coordinated Family Care

Coordinated Family Care, Middlesex County’s CMO, has implemented "encrypted" email. This is an important piece of our efforts to safeguard the privacy of our youth and families’ information. Encryption protects the content of email messages from being read by people other than the intended recipient.

We recognize that reading an encrypted email requires an extra step or two, but we believe that protecting privacy is worth the effort. If you have any trouble with the instructions below, please be sure to ask the CFC sender for help.