With over 30 years of experience serving individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families, SPWA Services strives to empower adults with special needs 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 exhaust 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 provide these Support Coordination services to NJ residents in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean & Salem counties. And, yes, we APPROVE our own Individualized Support Plans.
The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities 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 (I/DD) manage living in licensed and non-licensed settings. See the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities for an overview.
Link to NJ DDD
What is Support Coordination?
NJ Support Coordination Agencies act as guides to individuals & their families in navigating the parameters of the fee-for-service, Medicaid, 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 available Medicaid waivers.
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WHY CHOOSE SPWA?
SPWA respects how important support is to the lives of the special needs adults we serve. When you choose SPWA, you get a team, not just one person, focused on facilitating support options.
The NJISP is a living document -- its expected to change. Therefore, we stay abreast of all policy developments that impact our individuals and their families. We're very conscious of what services are available and how such services might improve the quality of life for our individuals and their families. So, as new support options are rolled out and/or made available, you can be sure that we bring such change to our families in a timely manner.
And, YES, we approve our own plans!