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.
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.
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.
Apartment/Group Home Living
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.
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.