Transition resources and information for Waldwick High School students and parents.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spring 2016 Workshops

2 Workshops next week – Register NOW!

SPRING into the CAPE Resource Center FREE workshops
Attached are flyers with more details or visit our website


Parent to Parent Exchange
For parents of students with disabilities age 14 and over

Facilitated by Doreen Moran, parent and professional in the field of disabilities
Tuesday, May 10th
7 - 8:30pm

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DAYTIME Workshop Series for Parents/Caregivers of Elementary Aged Children with Autism and other Disabilities

Presented by Jacqueline Dubil-Craig, BCBA
Mondays, May 4th, 11th and 18th
10 – 11:30am

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Getting Ready for College:
A Postsecondary Option for Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Lisa Ford,
Director of the Arc Family Institute
Wednesday, May 18th
7 – 8:30pm

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Yes, You CAN Take That Trip:
Traveling with a Child with Special Needs

Presented by Ida Keiper and Jesemine Jones, co-founders of Abeon Travel
Wednesday, May 25th
7 – 8:30pm

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All above referenced workshops held at
540 Farview Ave.,

Hope to see you there!

Linda Wieseneck, Director
BCSS CAPE Resource Center
540 Farview Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652

Friday, February 26, 2016

March Madness

Join us at the CAPE Resource Center for March Madness - a month of great workshops!
Attached are flyers with more details or visit our website at

The Sibling Experience:
A Presentation for Families and Providers

Presented by Kara Sellix, LSW and Kristen Sellix, LSW – siblings and co-founders of SIBS NJ
Siblings 12 years old and over are invited, too!
Wednesday, March 2nd
7 – 8:30pm

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Parent to Parent Exchange
For parents of students with disabilities age 14 and over

Facilitated by Doreen Moran, parent and professional in the field of disabilities
Tuesday, March 8th
7 - 8:30pm
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Autism Series

Presented by Jacqui Dubil-Craig, BCBA
Wednesday, March 9, 16 and 23rd   
7 – 8:30

All above referenced workshops held at
540 Farview Ave.,

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Get a jump on summer planning…for youth and adults
Summer Camp/Recreation Expo  
Thursday, March 31st
4 – 7:30 pm held at the Bleshman School, 333 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus
see attached flyer for more details

Hope to see you soon!
 Linda Wieseneck, LCSW
Director, CAPE Resource Center
Bergen County Special Services School District
540 Farview Ave., Suite 1200, Paramus 07652

Thursday, February 25, 2016

 About Think College

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Facing the Future 24:
Discovering a World of Employment Opportunities

Co-sponsored by The Boggs Center and NJ APSE: Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst
A conference for professionals highlighting best practices in supporting people with disabilities in career planning, customized employment, and transition from school to work
Facing the Future 24 graphicFriday, March 18, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Jersey
Facing the Future 24 features keynote presentations by Allison Wohl and Temple Grandin as well as 18 conference workshops
Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, and Education Continuing Education Credits will be available

View Conference registration form (PDF Form)

View Exhibitor registration form (PDF Form)
Registration contact: Gail DiPane 732-235-9314

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Show me the money!!

College Funding and Scholarship Information:

Upromise is a service that helps families earn extra money for education. The company was launched in April 2001 to help make a college education more attainable. It's a service that helps members jumpstart their college savings or pay down student loans by earning 1-25% back on qualified everyday spending shopping online or in-store, eating out, buying groceries, purchasing travel and more. Your Upromise account is a non-interest bearing account. The Upromise Rewards Service is offered by Upromise, Inc., is not a 529 plan and does not offer the federal or state tax advantages associated with 529 plans. If you are seeking potential market return on your college savings, you may want to consider investing them in a 529 plan...
Grants and scholarships are free money to help pay for college or career school.Find out what grants and scholarships you might be able to get.  The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of federal grants to students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and career schools...
Our Mission:The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is a New Jersey authority that provides students and families with the financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school. With roots dating back to 1959, HESAA's singular focus has always been to benefit the students it serves. 
  • Each year HESAA delivers over $1.2 billion in financial aid through grants, scholarships and loans.
  • HESAA's need-based Tuition Aid Grant programs (TAG) provided over 71,000 awards totaling almost $282 million in FY 2011.
  • The Authority's revenue allows it to reduce interest rates on NJCLASS loans. Last year alone, the interest rates on loans in NJCLASS were as low as 7.62% -- among the lowest in the nation.
  • HESAA awarded approximately 10,300 merit-based scholarships to keep the State's brightest students in New Jersey in 2010-11.
  • One of the agency's top priorities is public outreach. In 2010-11, HESAA made public outreach presentations in schools and community organizations to over 275,000 people in all 21 counties.
There are thousands, of different scholarships available to those who suffer from all types of mental and/or physical disabilities. There are even scholarships designed for families with a parent(s) on disability allowance. Additionally, many private organizations award scholarship money to ensure students with disabilities are able to achieve their college goals, despite learning issues, environmental challenges, or medical bills. These scholarships, loans, and grant programs help thousands of disabled people pay for school and college tuition every year.
Disability Scholarships Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, schools have been required to accommodate the needs of their disabled student populations, breaking down many barriers that prevented students from accessing educational resources, and enabling more people to better enjoy the full benefits of a college education. In recent years, colleges and universities have also been paying increasing attention to the diverse and often overlooked members of their student bodies in other ways beyond simply providing for their basic needs and right to obtain an education. Recruitment efforts and financial aid opportunities aimed at disabled students now exist at a number of schools. Additionally, many private organizations award scholarship money to ensure that students with disabilities are able to achieve their college goals, despite potential setbacks such as learning issues, environmental challenges, or medical bills.
This page presents a short list of scholarships for students with learning disabilities. Due to the very large and growing number of students who claim to be learning disabled, such awards are often highly competitive.
College Resources & Scholarships for Students with ADD / ADHD and Learning DisabilitiesGoing through school as a student with ADD / ADHD or a learning disability can be more of a struggle than a lot of people can really wrap their heads around.  For these students, traditional school and teaching methods might not be as effective, and even though the smarts are there, the process in which they’re trying to process the information is not totally compatible with their brains.

Posted by: Lynda R. Fabbo, LCSW


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Local Colleges for Students with Learning Disablities


Bergen County Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
BCC Office of Specialized Services - OSS

Centenary College
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Disability Services Office, Project ABLE

Cumberland County College
3322 College Drive,
Vineland, NJ 08360
Disability Support Services

Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Ave,
Edison, NJ
Project Connections

Ocean County College
1 College Drive,
Toms River, NJ
Student Support Services


Adelphi University
1 South Ave,
Garden City, NY
Learning Resource Center

Concordia College
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
Concordia Connection

1071 Blue Hill Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
Disability Services

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
The Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities

Farleigh Dickinson University, College at Florham
285 Madison Avenue
Madison NJ 07904
The Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities

Georgian Court University
517 9th Street
Lakewood Township NJ
Academic Development and Support Center

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS)

Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Academic Support

Landmark College
1 River Road South
Putney,Vermont 05346
(not so local, but an excellent program)

Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase St
Purchase NY
H.E.L.P Center

Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Learning Disabilities Support Program

Marymount Manhattan
221 East 71 St.
Academic Access Program

Mercy College
Westchester, NY

New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Project 100

St Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976
Pathways (LD support)