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Developmental Disabilities and Autism

Community-based living

In community-based homes and apartments throughout the state, individuals learn life skills designed to increase their ability to live as independently as possible in the community. Each home/apartment is shared by two to six individuals of similar age and interests, ranging in age from six years old to adulthood.

MR/DD Teaching Family Programs

Individuals with developmental disabilities and autism live in homes throughout the state with professional practitioners who teach skills directly and serve as models for appropriate alternative behaviors. All teaching Family homes are designed to provide a family-like setting with the practitioners providing consistency, teaching and stability for the individuals. One to four individuals of similar age ranges reside in the homes. Ages range from three to adulthood.

Adult Training/Vocational Programs

Many adults referred to the Devereux New Jersey Treatment Network access hands-on job training, work adjustment training, and job coaching. We arrange for mobile work crews, enclaves, competitive employment and volunteer opportunities in the community as well.

Therapeutic Services

Depending on the program within the network, a variety of services may be provided, which could include the provision of psychological services, behavior support, speech and language therapy, medical care, psychiatric services, as well as occupational and physical therapy.