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The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program promotes quality health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) throughout New Jersey. Click here for the program brochure.

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31st Annual Conference on Medical Care 

for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Thank you to everyone who joined us on June 10 and 11, 2021 for 31st Annual Conference hosted by The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program. Held virtually, the conference was attended by health care professionals; staff from agencies providing services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); family members; staff from the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD); and representatives from Medicaid managed care organizations. The two, half-days (9:00 am to 12:00 noon) featured keynote speakers, 4 workshops and a virtual exhibit hall.
Please visit our Annual Conference page for highlights and workshop presentations


COVID Archived Webinars and Videos:

  • Webinar - The Impact of the COVID pandemic on Social Security benefits for persons with IDD, hosted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - View Recording | Slides
  • Informative Video - Understanding COVID-19 Vaccinations for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) - Recorded January 15, 2021 - View Video
  • Webinar - COVID-19 Vaccinations for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in New Jersey - Recorded live on January 11, 2021 - View Recording
  • Webinar - Up-to-Date Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine - Recorded live on January 6, 2021, speaker Leone Murphy - View Recording


COVID Updates & Information:

Frequently Requested Fact Sheets & Forms

Resources and Information:

  • Family Crisis Handbook, Emergency Quick Reference Guide

  • Individuals who have both Medicaid & Medicare, see ​our​ brand new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on dual eligibles with I/DD - persons who receive both Medicaid and Medicare. Our FAQs are separated into three sections; general Information, Prescription medications and special needs plans (D-SNPs), 2019 Medicare Part D Changes for Dual Eligibles Webinar

  • Non-DAC Fact Sheet, Dual Eligibles FAQ Fact Sheets, Accessing DDD Services at 21 Fact Sheet, Medicaid Eligibility Form, Medicaid Problem Form, DAC Flyer, Healthmeet Flu Flyer, SSI & Continues Medicaid Eligibility Flyer

  • Public health related promotions and newsarticles

  • Review current and past newsletters

  • Let's Talk About Health, a comprehensive & educational program with materials that address health care issues of people with developmental disabilities including Cancer screening information & Diabetes material.

  • Medicaid Eligibility Form, Medicaid Problem Form, clarification on the PPP program and a parent/guardian being employed to provide the PPP services, Information on NJ Medicaid, Applying for ​ABD ​​Medicaid as a Disabled Adult Child (DAC), Medicaid-Covered Transportation More Than 20 Miles from Home, Medicaid Coverage for "Thick It"

  • The 2021 Medicare Part D Changes Webinar for Persons Who Have Both Medicare and Medicaid (The Dual Eligibles), Medicare's Quality Care Finder

  • Our conference focuses on providing current, up-to-date healthcare information on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Revised Medicaid Eligibility Problem Form and Medicaid Problem Form

  • Fact Sheets, Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Reporting Responsibilities, Applying for SSI & Medicaid, SSA 2017 Fact Sheets, SSI 2017 NJ Payment Rate Chart, and more.

  • Access current and archived webinars

Healthy Times Winter 2018/2019

Inside this edition: 

  • Update on New Jersey's Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs)
  • Transition of Health Care - Building a Bridge from Pediatrics to Adulthood
  • Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease: New Support Group for Families & Caregivers
  • A Personal Perspective on Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Youtube Video from the National Down Syndrome Society
  • How to Continue a Parent's Health Insurance when a Child with I/DD is Approaching Age 26
  • "What is a Non-DAC?" Factsheet Update
  • Social Security Administration Issues a SCAM ALERT
  • The Arc of New Jersey's 30th Annual Conference on Medical Care, May 31, 2019 - Save the Date!

Looking for previous Healthy Times issues?  Click here 

Beverly Roberts, Director