The CVR's Autism Academy and Day Habilitation Program will run the same as The Center for Vocational Rehabilitation. CVR's Autism Academy and Day Habilitation Program will run from 9:00am until 3:00pm daily, Monday through Friday. Services at CVR's Autism Academy and Day Habilitation Program will be provided based on needs as outlined in the individual's plan. Individual's shall have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities including but not limited to:
- Vocational skills
- Adult Daily Living Skills
- Community Resources
- Social and Communication Skills
- Self Help Skills
- Work Skills Training
CVR's Autism Academy Academy and Day Habilitation Program will follow a curriculum based off of the Functional Communication Skills Curriculum by Provisional Outreach Program for Autism and Other Related Disorders and 21st Century Life and Careers Standard Core Curriculum for the State of New Jersey. CVR's Autism Academy is an Adult Day Program consisting of three Levels according to ability,
consisting of no more than, a participant to staff ratio of 6:1.
There will be a master schedule for each level and each individual will have a modified schedule pertaining to their goals/needs. Each individual will be assessed through the Assessment of Functional Living Skills by James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Michael M. Mueller, Ph.D., BCBA-D. After the assessment, staff will determine the level of the person's skills and how they use them. The individual will then have a schedule that reflects what skills need to be improved upon, while maintaining the stronger skills.
A re-assessment will be given yearly.
After the re-assessment, we will determine what skill areas have improved and what areas need further building.
To ensure that the Individual is in an environment that will best suit their needs, our Behavioral Health Program Director and Certified School Psychologist will perform a Modified Overt Aggression Scale before entering the program and determine if the individual's needs will be met at our facility.
The Center for Vocational Rehabilitation is currently a Self -Directed Day Program Qualified Provider.
Behavioral Health/Partial Care Program includes psychiatric evaluation and assessment, individual and group counseling. CVR offers an array of counseling such as family, vocational, leading to recovery, independence and community employment. CVR's Behavioral Health/Partial Care professional staff is dedicated to excellence in service.
CVR's Behavioral Health/Partial Care staff includes, a Board Certified Psychiatrist, licensed professional counselors, master's degree level case coordinators, licensed social workers, employment specialist, psychiatric RN, visiting nurse and dental services.
Vocational Counselors and Employment Specialists are culturally diverse and committed to advancing the quality of life for all participants.
The CVR Partial Care Direct Service Team includes a Board Certified Psychiatrist, licensed and certified social workers, vocational counselors, and visiting nurses. The goals of this program are to prevent re-hospitalization by providing mental stability through community integration, independence and employment.
For more information about this program, please contact Joseph M. Klein, Psy. D., LPC, Director of Behavioral Health.
At CVR, a highly trained, professional staff provides vital vocational evaluation services for people with disabilities. Vocational aptitudes, interests and abilities are assessed through testing and situational assessments.
WORK ADJUSTMENT TRAINING
This hands-on training program is designed to provide continued vocational services and address individual barriers to employment, preparing individuals to do their jobs effectively.
EXTENDED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
CVR remains committed to helping its participants on a continual basis. Extended employment provides individualized vocational services for participants until they are ready for job placement.
Maria DeSeno, BA, BS
Vice President Employment Services
Jaime Zicha, BS
CVR's Autism Academy Manager and ABA Therapist
732-544-1800 ext 230
CVR's Autism Academy and Day Habilitation Program is a day program structured to provide every individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmentally disabled individual's with cognitive impairments, an appropriate foundation to learn in the areas of vocational skills, daily living skills, work skills, pre-employment development, supported employment and social independence.
We work to improve each individual's socialization and communication skills with direct teaching, structured work sessions and natural environment teaching.
On March 4th, 2013, CVR's Autism Academy officially opened its doors.
Registration has begun.
Please contact Jamie Zicha, CVR's Autism Academy Manager
CVR's Autism Academy Eligibility
Individuals can be 14-21 for the school transition program with a diagnosis of:
- Developmental Disabilities
- Down Syndrome
**School Districts will be the funding source
Individuals can be 21 and older for our Adult Day Program with a diagnosis of:
- Developmental Disabilities
- Down Syndrome
**The Center for Vocational Rehabilitation is a Qualified Self-Directed Adult Day Habilitation Program Provider
-Individuals must have no severe behaviors history, such as, large object and furniture throwing, attacks others causing serious injury
-Individuals must have no feeding and/or swallowing issues pertaining to medical
-Individuals must have no toileting issues pertaining to medical
The purpose of the Extended Employee Program is to provide continued evaluation, counseling and work experiences in preparation for job placement to individuals with disabilities who need extensive services in order to enter supported or competitive employment.
CVR's Autism Academy provides the following:
- 3:1 participant to staff ratio for lower cognitive abilities
- 5:1 participant to staff ratio for moderate level abilities
- 6:1 participant to staff ratio for higher level functioning abilities
Behavioral therapist, ABA trained staff, Counselor, Vocational Evaluator, on site VNA nurse, and Psychiatrist
Independent functional/daily living skills
Vocational skills/work skills:
Participants follow a curriculum given by Staff and the Individual's goals are focused around that. Skills are taught in a structured work session, natural environment, and small group instruction to transfer what they've learned to the home and community.
Our methods are ever-evolving because we are receptive to new approaches and our staff is always attending new trainings and workshops.
Specific services and supports may include:
- Individualized service plans and assessments
- Employment and Vocational Support
- Counseling services
- Behavior services
- Life skills training, Daily living skills training
- Sensory Integration, Gross Motor skills, and Fine motor skills development
- Exercise/Yoga room
- Socialization and Communication skills