Individual Support Services (ISS) assist children and youth up to age 21 who exhibit behavior challenges when performing Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) which are described as needed skills related to daily self-care activities such eating, dressing, personal grooming, housework, managing money, use of telephone, etc.
The goal of this service is to transfer skills necessary to achieve and/or maintain the outcomes of increased independence, productivity, enhanced family functioning, and inclusion in the community. ISS shall foster and increase the ability of the family/caregiver to provide the children and youth with needed support to remain home and in the community with their natural supports.
The program is staffed with licensed clinicians who hold advanced degrees and certifications in Counseling, Special Education, and Social Work.These qualifications exceed state requirements for these services.
To qualify for the services detailed above, children and youth up to age 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities must be found eligible by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families Division of Children’s System of Care. For information about eligibility for the Children’s System of Care please click here or call 1-877-652-7624.
If your child is currently experiencing a behavioral health crisis, please call this 24 hour hotline: 1-877-652-7624.