Frequently Asked Questions
REED Next Adult Day Services
What services are provided under the REED Next Day Program?
- Assistive Technology
- Career Planning
- Supported Employment
- Day Habilitation
- Community Based Supports
- Community Inclusion Services
- Pre-Vocational Training
Can individuals attend the REED Next program if they don’t come from an ABA background?
While our program is based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), participants are not required to have previously participated in an ABA program.
What are the hours for the REED Next Day Habilitation Services?
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM.
How do you pay for REED Next Day Services?
Services are reimbursed through the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities and Medicaid as well as private pay.
What is the age range you are accepting into the program?
REED Next provides service to individuals with an autism diagnosis and who are 21 years of age or older. There is no age cap. Acceptance is based on a number of factors, including an appropriate peer match, the clinical capacity of the program, our ability to make meaningful progress, staffing and program capacity.
Do individuals have an option for the number of days/weeks they can attend?
At this time, REED Next is accepting individuals seeking a full-time program (Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM).
Are you only accepting individuals with a primary diagnosis of autism?
Yes, REED Next’s expertise is working with individuals with an autism diagnosis.
What is the staffing ratio?
Staffing ratios are based upon an individual’s needs. It is important to note that the REED Next program is not designed around one-to-one staffing.
What will a typical day look like?
Services are designed around the unique needs of the individuals we serve and may involve a participant receiving multiple services, such as day habilitation, supported employment and pre-vocational training. Opportunities to practice safety and daily living skills as well as leisure activities are integrated into the day habilitation program.
When can I apply?
REED Next suggests submitting your application six months prior to the anticipated date of service and after a tier level has been assigned by NJ DDD.
Does REED Next provide meals?
All participants of REED Next are expected to bring their own food and beverages.
Do you provide transportation to and from the program?
REED Next is approved through the NJ DDD to provide transportation.
REED Next provides transportation within a 7- mile service radius for day habilitation. We have established transportation hubs where our clients are picked up in the morning and dropped off at the end of day program. Transportation services for day habilitation beyond this 7-mile radius and for other services are based on REED Next’s ability to provide the service. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis.
Is there a waiting list?
REED Next does not have a waiting list. All interested families can fill out an intake form and once completed you will be placed in the applicant pool. You will be contacted if an appropriate opening occurs.
What determines your acceptance to the program?
When an opening becomes available, the clinical team evaluates all intake forms in the applicant pool. Based on peer match and clinical capacity we will contact an applicant if there is an appropriate opening.
Does REED Next accept clients at all ends of the spectrum?
Yes, we provide services to all adults on the autism spectrum.
Do you provide part-time services?
No, at this time we offer a full-time day program, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.
REED Next Residential Services
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What are the criteria to apply for REED Next Residential Services?
In order to apply, the individual must meet the following criteria:
- 21 years of age
- Primary diagnosis of autism
- Approved Community Care Program budget
How do I become eligible for the Community Care Program?
In order to be eligible for the Community Care Program an individual must:
- Be reached on the CCP Waiting List or determined by DDD to be at imminent risk of homelessness
- Meet the functional criteria for eligibility for DDD services
- Meet specific Medicaid requirements regarding income and resources
For more information please visit: https://nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/services/ccw/
How do I apply to REED Next Residential?
Does REED Next have a waiting list?
REED Next does not have a waiting list. All interested families that meet the criteria for REED Next Residential Services are encouraged to fill out an intake form. Once the intake form is completed you will be added to the REED Next Applicant Pool. You will be contacted if an appropriate opening occurs.
What is the REED Next Applicant Pool?
REED Next has established an applicant pool. Applicants within the pool will be evaluated to match or create the ideal residential opportunity for the individual to live as independently as possible in the community.
How are applicants selected from within the REED Next Applicant Pool?
Applicants within the pool will be selected for a residential opportunity based on REED
Next’s ability to provide the required support coupled with available or potential housing options.