Empowering Individuals through Support Coordination
WHO WE ARE
With over 30 years of experience serving individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities and their families, SPWA Services strives to empower individuals to realize their full potential. We take pride in aiding our families to locate & secure support services so individuals can live as they choose. We exploit every option available within the community to facilitate the development of an individualized plan that represents the whole person. Together, based on wants/needs, real goals are established and a plan is developed. Family and friends are encouraged to participate as the individual selects the services that best meet his/her needs.
We currently serve Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean & Salem counties. And, yes, we APPROVE our own Individualized Support plans.
Support Coordination Agencies act as guides to individuals & their families in navigating the parameters of the fee-for-service, Medicaid-driven, system. Support Coordinators collaborate with the individual, family, and existing support team to develop an Individualized Support Plan. We aid in identifying support needs, locating & securing support services, and administering funds granted through Medicaid waivers.
Medicaid Waiver Programs
The Division has reformed its funding system into a fee-for-service model in accordance with Medicaid. It is the chief way services & supports for NJ adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities manage living in a licensed and non-licensed settings. See the Division of Developmental Disabilities for an overview.
NJ INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT PLAN
Together, as a team, we assist in developing an individualized plan of support. Depending upon the interests & needs of the individual, the NJISP not only identifies what support might be needed to successfully engage in a myriad of activities but also advises on funding options. The individual along with his/her family and friends play a critical role in plan development and are key members of the team.
In the Medicaid-based, fee-for-service system, Medicaid eligibility is required in order to receive Division-funded services. Such insures the state's ability to maximize the receipt of federal revenue and to preserve and enhance community-based supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.