Staff and Family Education Events

STAFF Pictures of Community Living Events (POCLEs)

The purpose of the Staff POCLE is to provide a picture of how people with developmental disabilities are currently being supported in community settings in New Jersey to developmental staff members. Stories of individuals are used to discuss community housing, medical and behavioral supports, and oversight among other topics. Roles and responsibilities of community provider staff are also presented in this overview. When available, community provider agencies present how their agency support individuals in their care by sharing individual stories of people who have successfully transitioned including their struggles and achievements.

FAMILY Pictures of Community Living Events (POCLEs)

The NJ Olmstead Plan calls for families to have more factual knowledge on which to base their decisions, opportunities to become familiar with community programs, and the chance to meet and discuss the transition to community living with individuals who have moved and their families.

The purpose of the Family POCLE is to provide a picture of how people with developmental disabilities are currently being supported in community settings in New Jersey. Stories of individuals are used to discuss community housing, medical and behavioral supports, and oversight among other topics. Roles and responsibilities of community provider staff are also presented in this overview. When available, community provider agencies present how their agency support individuals in their care by sharing individual stories of people who have successfully transitioned including their struggles and achievements. An additional highlight of the Family POCLE is the opportunity to meet and network with other families who are considering living and/or have begun the process. Participation is open to families of any individual living in a developmental center in NJ.

Attend one of our POCLEs and give yourself the opportunity to hear and see what community living is all about!