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Support Coordination


Support Coordination Orientation

Support Coordination Orientation:
Person-Centered Planning & Connection to Community Supports

Support Coordinators play an important role in the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.  They are professionals that help to identify the supports the person needs, plan for the life the person wants, and connect the person to services that will help him/her achieve a quality life in the community.  In order to do this support coordinators need to have a working knowledge of the disability system and current models of support, be skilled in person-centered planning, be able to identify a wide array of available community services options, and effectively monitor the quality and effectiveness of supports on an ongoing basis. 


As a part of the required support coordination orientation, this two-day training will introduce participants to current disability philosophy, best practices, and the roles of a support coordinator.  Through a series of engaging activities participants will learn how to develop the person centered planning tool and NJ Individual Service Plan.  Strategies to develop personally defined outcomes and goals will be practiced, and concepts related to connecting the person to community-based supports and services will be presented.


Note: This training is open to Support Coordinators, Support Coordinator Supervisors, and related professionals.


Prerequisite:  All participants MUST complete all 5 Lessons found in Support Coordination Orientation (DDD 1.2015) on the College of Direct Support a week prior to training date.


Date Duration Time Location
April 17 & 18, 2018
Course Full
2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hamilton Twp Public Library

1 Justice Samuel A Alito Jr Way

Trenton, NJ 08619

April 24 & 25, 2018
Course Full
2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


140 Scotch Rd.

Ewing, NJ 08628

May 9 & 10, 2018
Course Full
2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

LRC South

200 College Dr.

Blackwood, NJ 08012

May 22 & 23, 2018
Course Full
2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Boggs Center

335 George St.

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

May 30 & 31, 2018
Course Full
2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM LRC Central
200 River View Plaza, 1st Floor
Trenton, NJ 08611
June 12 & 13, 2018 2 days 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM LRC Central
200 River View Plaza, 1st Floor
Trenton, NJ 08611


Support Coordination Workshops

Developing Person-Centered Outcomes:
Technical Assistance Workshop for Support Coordinators


The development of personally-defined outcomes is the cornerstone of a quality individual service plan (ISP). Information support coordinators gather throughout the planning process helps to describe what the person would like to achieve and the supports and services needed to make this a reality. 

The role support coordinators play in facilitating conversations with people with disabilities and their families is crucial to helping people describe their vision for life, define outcomes, and select the services and supports that will help them to achieve this.  Through the use of a presentation and guided practice, this workshop will teach participants techniques useful in the identification of person-centered outcomes.  


Note: This training is open to Support Coordinators and Support Coordinator Supervisors

Prerequisite: Completion of SC Orientation and actively working with a caseload for at least 30 days. Support Coordinators that have taken the SC Orientation fewer than 30 days prior will not be registered and should attend a workshop at a later date.

In order to participate, Support Coordinators need to bring a print out of a completed PCPT and NJISP of a person she/he is currently working with (names and identifiers blacked out).  These documents will be used throughout the workshop.  


Date Duration Time Location
April 27, 2018 1/2 day 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Camden Library – South County

35 Cooper Folly Rd.

Atco, NJ 08004

May 23, 2018 1/2 day 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Phillipsburg Free Public Library

200 Broubalow Way

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

June 8, 2018 1/2 day 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

LRC North-Satellite

104 The American Rd. Building 100

Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Supervising Support Coordinators:
Strategies to Enhance Quality while Meeting Requirements


Support Coordinator Supervisors perform a broad set of responsibilities that span the realms of agency management and quality assurance.  This training focuses on the administrative, educational, and advising functions Supervisors conduct with the Support Coordinators they hire and employ.  Participants will learn strategies for meeting requirements while enhancing the effectiveness of Support Coordination services through hiring and orientation practices, training and professional development, ongoing supervision and feedback, and evaluation and appraisal. 


Date Duration Time Location
March 29, 2018
1 day 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hunterdon Library

314 NJ-12

Flemington, NJ 08822

Behavior Support Overview for the Support Coordinator

One of the roles of Support Coordinators is to identify when supports to address challenging behaviors are needed, and to partner with the person, family, and all those providing support to ensure behavioral needs are met.  This training will provide an overview of challenging behavior and related supports, with an emphasis on the Support Coordinator’s role in identifying needs and monitoring for quality and effectiveness of supports.  Participants will learn to identify when mental health and behavior supports are needed, educate people with disabilities and their families on what to expect from providers, and monitor the effectiveness of behavior support services.  


Date Duration Time Location
May 22, 2018 1/2 day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Rockaway Township Library

61 Mt. Hope Rd.

Rockaway NJ 07866


Supported Employment Overview for the Support Coordinator


Employment is an important aspect of being a valued, contributing member of our community.  Support Coordinators play a crucial role in helping people with disabilities and their families explore possibilities and connect the person to the supports and services necessary to attain employment.  This course will describe the role the support coordinator plays in helping people with disabilities identify and realize personally relevant employment goals. Topics to be discussed include the impact Employment First has on the services they provide and concrete methods Support Coordinators can use to bridge the hopes, dreams, preferences, and personal attributes captured in the Person Centered Planning Tool and the desired employment future the person wants to achieve.

Date Duration Time Location
May 10, 2018 1 day 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Camden Library

203 Laurel Rd.

Voorhees Township, NJ 08043


Registration Details

Fee information:

No charge for the following groups:

  • Employees of DDD
  • DDD Qualified Support Coordination agencies
  • Support Coordination agencies authorized by DDD to move forward with the training required in qualifications

All other registrants - $75 for full day courses and $35 for half day courses.

Continuing Education Available: NJ Social Work View Continuing Education Details

Registration: Register online now

Please note: Submission of the online registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center and is not a confirmation of registration. Boggs Center staff will register you for the course requested, based on space availability and completion of pre-requisites (if applicable.) You will receive a confirmation when your registration request has been reviewed and approved. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us to verify registration and to receive directions and materials.

For more information: Please email Rachel Anderson or call (732) 235-9327.


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