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March 27, 2020

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Recommendations for Youth's Media Use

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. The nation’s largest group of pediatricians provides new set of recommendations and resources, including an interactive media use planning tool, to help families balance digital and real life from birth to adulthood.

February 5, 2020

2020 Grief Reach Grants

The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the National Alliance for Grieving Children is excited to announce the opening of the RFP cycle for Grief Reach, a grant program that will expand capacity and increase access of bereavement services for grieving youth with local organizations.

January 29, 2020

NJCDD School Safety Report

Plan for emergency situations  fires, natural disasters, active shooters, terrorism, and even the unplanned release of chemicals

October 29, 2019

DDD Health and Safety Resources

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is committed to ensuring the safety and health of the individuals we serve. This begins by ensuring that providers and caregivers have access to quality resources that can inform and educate them about health-related issues that can affect individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

September 30, 2019

DDD Graduates Timeline Now Available

DDD’s Timeline for Students Exiting School and Turning 21, commonly known as the Graduates Timeline, is now available. This timeline provides next steps for students who are turning 21, exiting the school system, and interested in accessing adult services through DDD.

August 19, 2019

Is a child living in a motel homeless? Not according to HUD.

Homelessness has a grave impact on children. Statistics show children who experience homelessness are more likely to be placed in special education programs, repeat a grade, and become depressed, anxious, or suicidal. Nearly half of these children drop out of school at least once.

June 10, 2019

The Revised Family Crisis Handbook Now Available

The Revised Family Crisis Handbook: A Mental Health, Stabilization, and Wellness Toolkit is now available online, at no cost.  This is an extremely valuable resource for individuals with disabilities who have a dual diagnosis, their families, and professional caregivers.