BRIDGING THE GAP

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We are pleased to announce that Bridging the Gap (A Division of Caldwell Pediatric Therapy Center) is now enrolled with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) as a provider for therapy services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Previously, therapy services (such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech/Language Therapy) were not available to adults through the Division of Developmental Disabilities system.

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Based on recent changes, these therapy services are now possible.

With proper planning, necessary therapy services can be continued following a student’s graduation from the educational system without a lapse.

Therapy services under this model can be provided individually or in a small group (up to 5 individuals) depending on the individuals need. Therapy services can be rehabilitative (recovery/regaining skills following an injury, illness, surgery, etc.) or habilitative (acquiring new skills in areas such as communication, daily life skills, pre-vocational/vocational skills, etc.).

Steps to obtain therapy services:
1. Being enrolled in the Supports Program through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (including maintaining Medicaid eligibility).
2. Working with your support coordinator to determine need, eligibility, and budget.
3. Acquiring a prescription from a physician.
4. Acquiring a denial letter from the individual’s primary insurance. If the individual has insurance coverage for therapy services, those services must be used/exhausted first before being eligible to use their budget for therapy services under the Supports Program.

Steps to obtain therapy services:
1. Being enrolled in the Supports Program through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (including maintaining Medicaid eligibility).
2. Working with your support coordinator to determine need, eligibility, and budget.
3. Acquiring a prescription from a physician.
4. Acquiring a denial letter from the individual’s primary insurance. If the individual has insurance coverage for therapy services, those services must be used/exhausted first before being eligible to use their budget for therapy services under the Supports Program.

To learn more about these services please contact our office.