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May 18, 2018  

PerformCare Video

Welcome parents and caregivers! When a child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming.  We are committed to helping you access the right services for your child.

April 2, 2018

Preparing for Camp Checklist

New Jersey Children's System of Care within the Department of Children and Families, which serves youth up to age 21 may be able to provide eligible youth with I/DD financial support toward camp and one-to-one camp aide services. 

View flyer for to see your Summer Camp Checklist!

April 2, 2018

CSOC Summer Camp 2018: A Guide for Families

The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) may be able to provide eligible children, youth and young adults up to age 21 financial support toward camp tuition.

March 28, 2018

NEW Education Grants Available for Qualified Women!

Would you like to go to school, obtain additional training or obtain a certificate? Do you need help achieving your educational and career goals? 

New Education Grants Available for Qualified Women!

March 21, 2018

CSOC Summer Camp Services 2018: Application Deadline April 30th 2018!

For Youth Determined Eligible for Developmental Disability Services:

For 2018, the Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.

February 1, 2018

TriCounty CMO Newsletter (Winter 2018)

A newsletter containing the latest news regarding Tri County Care Management Organization and topics related to mental health, substance use, and developmental disabilities.

May 2, 2017

Children's System of Care IDD Newsletter

The Children’s System of Care (CSOC) serves children, youth, and young adults with a wide range of challenges associated with emotional and behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance use. CSOC is committed to providing services based on the individual need of each child and family within a system of care approach that is strength-based, culturally competent, family-centered, and in a community-based environment.


McKinney - Vento Education Program For Displaced Families Brochure

The McKinney-Vento National Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431) is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for displaced children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve displaced students. Under this program, State educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. McKinney-Vento eligible children and youth should have access to the educational and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. In addition, displaced students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. 


Parental Rights in Special Education

New Jersey Administrative Code for special education (N.J.A.C. 6A:14) and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) are laws that ensure children with disabilities a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. An important part of these laws provides parents with the right to participate in their children’s education.

You and representatives of your school district are team members who are responsible for developing an appropriate educational program for your child. This document will describe the state and federal laws affecting the provision of special education to help you understand your rights in the special education process. With this knowledge, you will be prepared to take an active role in your child’s education.

This document has been developed for you by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, in an effort to provide the most comprehensive and up­to­date information. The document is periodically revised to reflect changes in the law, provide additional information that would be of use to you, and to provide the information in a more clear and concise manner.


2016 Camp Directory for Children with Special Needs

The Somerset County Council for Young Children is a partnership of providers and parents working together to address the needs of families with children birth to age eight who live in Somerset County. The SCCYC is located at the Empower Family Success Center and welcomes new parent members at any time.

The 2016 Edition of the Camp Directory for Children with Special Needs is provided by the Somerset County Council for Young Children & the Somerset Children’s Center. The inclusion of a camp within this guide in no way implies a recommendation or endorsement. The directory is intended to assist parents in their search for an appropriate camp for their child. Each camp provided the description of their programs for this directory. Consumers are responsible for researching specifics about a camp’s services.