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MR/DD Programs

Devereux New Jersey - Services Provided

A Community Focus...

Each Devereux New Jersey Treatment Network program helps individuals understand the meaning and value of community life. Our programs involve all individuals in community activities, such as volunteer work and vocational projects. These effors are designed to integrate them as much as possible into their communities. 

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.

Community-based Living

In community-based group homes throughout the state, residents 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.

Our goal is to provide each individual with the oppurtunity to develop their greatest level of independence and community integration, while residing within the community. The individuals in our community-based program are given the opportunity to adapt, grow socially, and take responsibility and ownership for their community and living enivronment. We teach social interaction skills through modeling, positive reinforcement and redirection to overcome any difficulty the individuals may have in dealing with the outside community.

Apartment/Group Home Living

Aspen Hill Tanyard
Aspen Hill is a supervised apartment setting with the individuals being more independent. The Tanyard group home is also for individuals that are higher functioning and are more independent.
Warren Potsdam
Warren serves individuals who have behavioral and dually diagnosed needs. Potsdam is our home for individuals that are lower functioning with minimal behaviors and are less active.
Shelly Chestnut
Shelly and Chestnut's individuals are varied, although most Chestnut individuals have autistic tendencies.

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 practitioners providing consistency, teaching and stability for the individuals. One to four individuals of similar age ranges reside in the homes. The ages range from three years old to adulthood.

Adult Training/Vocational Programs

Many adults referred to the Devereux New Jersey Treatment Network gain 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.

Devereux Consultants

An independent community resource, Devereux Consultants provide assessment, program planning and implementation, parent and staff training, professional opinions, and workshops for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Mental Retardation, and other severe developmental disabilities, as well as social-emotional disorders. Programs are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Devereux Consultants work collaboratively with parents, educators and professionals in other fields, all with the goal of encouraging positive growth and progress.

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