The Boggs Center, as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, values uniqueness and individuality and promotes the self-determination and full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life. As a catalyst and resource, The Boggs Center, through partnerships and collaborations, builds capacity in organizations, systems, and communities in a culturally competent manner. The Boggs Center prepares students through interdisciplinary programs, provides community training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information and educational materials.
Episode 14 of BoggsCast Now Available: Supporting People with I/DD Who Have Experienced Trauma with Brian Tallant
The Boggs Center is excited to share the latest episode of BoggsCast, a podcast where faculty and staff explore best practice, showcase success stories, and help listeners envision possibilities for innovation through interviews with state and national experts. In this episode, Brian Tallant, LPC, NADD-CC, Program Director of Denver START at Rocky Mountain Human Services, discusses supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have experienced trauma.
Now Accepting Applications for NJLEND!
The Boggs Center is excited to announce that NJLEND recruitment for the 2023-2024 academic year is now underway. Part of a national network of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities programs, NJLEND prepares graduate-level health and allied health fellows, advocates with disabilities, and family members to address and support the complex needs of children with autism, related disabilities, and other maternal and child health populations. Read more about NJLEND Recruitment.
Registration is Open for the Spring 2023 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series Webinars
Registration is open for the Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series, a community and continuing education program provided for professionals, policymakers, individuals with disabilities, and family members to enhance their knowledge and skills in innovative approaches and state of the art practices for people with developmental disabilities. The webinars are free of charge. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Open to people who live or work in New Jersey. Read more about the Spring 2023 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series.
New Act Early Resilience Toolkit
The Boggs Center launched a new electronic Act Early Resilience Toolkit, developed in collaboration with SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, to offer resources for supporting the developmental health and resilience of young children and their families. The Toolkit provides resources and tools that strengthen knowledge of parenting and child development, foster social and emotional competence of children ages 3-5, and track child development and milestones. Read more about the Act Early Resilience Toolkit.
Boggs Center Faculty Edit and Author Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Textbook, 5th Edition
Faculty at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities served as an editor and authors of the latest edition of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, a textbook addressing the major advances in biomedical, psychological, social, and environmental sciences related to child development and behavior. A reference of choice for professionals in a range of fields, the textbook guides course content for the 3-year Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship nationally and at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in collaboration with Children’s Specialized Hospital. Read more about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Textbook, 5th Edition
Deciding to Self-Direct: Making Choices, Becoming Empowered
The Boggs Center developed Deciding to Self-Direct, the latest guide in the Making Choices, Becoming Empowered series for people with developmental disabilities. People receiving support through NJ’s Division of Developmental Disabilities can choose to self-direct some or all of their services. Available in English and Spanish, this guide helps readers to think about their lives and whether self-directed services are right for them.
Vaccinate to Keep Kids Healthy! Fact Sheet and Poster
Preventing disease is always better than treating it. Vaccines protect against diseases that once caused serious illness, disability, and death, including COVID-19. With funding from the federal Administration for Community Living, The Boggs Center developed new resources for parents of young children to promote and explain the benefits of following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations to keep kids healthy. Vaccinate to Keep Kids Healthy! fact sheets in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese, and Tagalog, as well as an 11” x 17” English/Spanish poster, are now available on The Boggs Center’s website. Read More About Vaccinate to Keep Kids Healthy
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for the Developmental Disabilities Community
The Boggs Center developed two resources to provide information about COVID-19 vaccines and help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities understand what to expect before, during, and after vaccination. COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for the Developmental Disabilities Community and Getting a COVID Vaccine: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are available in English and Spanish.
Exploring Possibilities & Supports: An Information Gathering Toolkit
This resource provides people with developmental disabilities, family members, and Support Coordinators with Person-Centered Thinking and Charting the LifeCourse tools and concepts to use when exploring life possibilities and planning for supports. The information gathered can be used, together with conversations, to inform the person-centered planning process and development of the Person-Centered Planning Tool and New Jersey Individualized Service Plan. Available in English and Spanish.
Selecting a Support Coordination Agency: Making Choices, Becoming Empowered
People receiving support through New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities are able to choose the agency they receive support coordination services from. Selecting a Support Coordination Agency: Making Choices, Becoming Empowered provides information and ideas that can help in the selection process. Available in English and Spanish.