"Our son used to just sit on the sidelines of activities, but now he participates. He is talking more because the Easterseals staff has taken the time to understand his style of communication. Easterseals has lifted up my life and has been great for our family."
At Easterseals New Jersey, our services for adults with developmental and physical disabilities are designed to provide options that maximize independence for the entire family. Our services are based on the participant’s interests and desires as well as the needs of the family/caregiver.
We are excited to announce that eligible day programs can re-open as per the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
Day Program opening capacity is tied to the COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) for the region in which the program operates. Following this guidance, Easterseals Day Habilitation Programs will open as follows:
Mercer and Northfield: Monday, 4/26/2021
Sayreville, Lacey, and Oakhurs: May 2021
Virtual services via Zoom will continue for Day Habilitation. Contact us for the schedule.
Community Inclusion will launch for in-person programming using the following schedule:
Cape May and Middlesex County – Monday, 4/26/2021
Atlantic, Bergen, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean County – May 2021
We are monitoring the CALI report weekly and will update the status of all locations as additional information becomes available. Please note:
• Only Easterseals employees and program participants will be permitted to enter locations.
• A quick screening involving temperature checks will occur upon arrival outside of the location.
• Lunches must be pre-prepared, packaged, and ready to consume.
• Social distancing will be maintained the entire day through new floor layouts and signage.
• Extra cleaning and sanitizing procedures are in place and sanitization stations are available to all.
• Face coverings will be worn by all staff and each participant is required to bring their own.
For more information on how to get started in-person and virtual Day Habilitation, contact us at email@example.com.
To get started in-person Community Inclusion, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Are vaccines required?
A: Vaccination is not required for attendance; however all eligible individuals are encouraged to be vaccinated.
Q: Are masks required?
A: Masks are required for all staff. Individual program participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks as well. However, some individual program participants may not tolerate wearing face coverings or it may not be medically advisable for them to wear one.
Q: Is transportation safe?
A: We practice social distancing for all consumer transports.
We ask and appreciate your continued patience during this time as we re-adjust, and things continue to change around us. Restarts take time and require a series of modifications. We’ve faced a lot of challenges as a community but remain committed to making this the best and safest experience for our program participants. If you have additional questions, please contact your regional site manager.
As an approved provider for DDD services, meaningful community integration for people of all ability levels is at the core of our mission. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity to engage fully in their community as a contributing member of their locality. This means we prioritize community-based socialization, learning, volunteerism, and recreation in small group sizes (limited 6) and in the safest way possible. We focus on the possibilities of what can be done, not what they can’t. Join us today.
Using a team approach to promote success, each individual has a service plan that outlines the person’s goals and objectives on which they work with staff daily. The individual’s quality of life is enhanced through socialization with their peers and staff, the opportunity to develop friendships and take part in recreational activities, learn new skills, and participate in a variety of community activities.
Bergen/Passaic, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May
Adults with one or more documented disabilities with varying degrees of:
Adult Training Services including Medical and Special Needs, Behavioral Services
State Funded, Self-Directed Services, and Private Pay Available
For more information, contact Easterseals New Jersey at 732/257-6662 or email us
Last updated: May 4, 2021