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Senate Budget & Appropriations Hearing 

ABCD Testifies at Senate Budget & Appropriations Hearing
on April 3 2018 at Rowan University in Glassboro and the Assembly Budget Hearing on April 9, 2018 at the State Annex.

Donna Bouclier, ABCD and Patti Carlesimo, past President of ABCD spoke of the need to increase the DSP wages by $1.25 per year
over 5 years.

Donna reminded the Senate Committee that the “good hearts” of DSPs should not be taken for granted. They are the glue that keeps the heart of the community system going.

ABCD continues to meet with Senate and Assembly Budget Committee Members to advance the DSP living wage increase.

For more information about the NJ DSP Living Wage Coalition,
go to:http://www.njdspcoalition.org/

CQL- A Provider ‘s Perspective

Opening comments given by NJDDD’s Quality Assurance and Provider Performance Units, Heather Cioccola and Wendy Yasco. Steve Vernikoff presented his team at CFS who make it real— Barbara Greenwald, Nadine Daley, Joanne Cropper

Conversion of CCW to FFS: Pilot Lessons

Representing the first cohort are three ABCD members: CAU, a Board Member; Allies, a DD Alliance Member; and The Arc of Ocean, a Support Coordination Alliance Member.At Thursday’s meeting, the presenters shared “Lessons Learned” to help guide the rest of our members toward understanding what to expect as they prepare for their Fee-for-Service transition. The presenters, part of the first cohort, shared lessons they learned.

CCW Participant Enrollment Agreement
Conversion of CCW to FFS: Pilot Lessons Powerpoint

Panel Presentation for Members Only

Panel Presentation:

Conversion of CCW to FFS: Pilot Lessons
Elise Tretola: CEO, Allies
Laura Williams: Executive Director, The Arc of Ocean
Bernadette Griswold: Associate Director, Community Access Unlimited
What lessons have been learned by the three residential providers who were the initial organizations to be tapped by DDD to make the conversion from CCW contracts to FFS?

Please join us on November 9, 2017

Conference room of ABCD at 1pm