Established in 1981, New Concepts for Living is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. We provide housing, day programs, behavioral services and more for the outstanding individuals that are entrusted to our care. Currently operating community residences (group homes and supervised apartments) throughout Bergen and Passaic Counties and a Day Program Achievement Center, we enable our clients to reach their full potential by offering programs, support and services designed to enhance their daily living and social skills, cognitive behavior, self-esteem, mental and physical health and overall quality of life. At New Concepts for Living we are committed to providing our clients with round-the-clock care for life while promoting individual independence. Today, New Concepts for living is proud to offer many services that ensure these individuals achieve their potential and live as independently as possible! All our programs and services are designed to enhance the lives of the nearly one hundred clients we serve. Everything we do is aimed at enhancing their daily living and social skills as well as cultivating their intellectual development while providing a safe and fun environment where they can thrive! Find out more about the programs and services available to you:
- Adult Achievement Center
- Community Residences
- Community Inclusion
- Behavioral Services
Our Adult Achievement Center and administrative offices are located in Rochelle Park. Whether working directly with our residents, or quietly behind the scenes, this dedicated team is committed to supporting our mission and enriching the lives of the extraordinary people in our care
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We encourage you to read these Frequently Asked Questions about services for adults with special needs.
Rules have changed in recent years to make portability much easier for anyone who would like to move from one agency to another. Please contact us if you are looking to move your loved one into our agency.
You should contact the Division of Developmental Disabilities (800-832-9173 https://nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/home/) as soon as possible to get your child registered and evaluated. DDD will provide you with the necessary paperwork and determine the level of care your child is eligible for. You can then work with a Support Coordinator to find the right services and explain your rights and options. Every student under the age of 18 who has received services should apply for a Support Coordinator through DDD (NJ Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities) once they “age out” of their existing programs.
New Concepts for Living prides itself on putting the well-being of those entrusted to us first and foremost. In order to attract and hire the most qualified candidates for our staff, we offer a highly competitive salary as well as a thorough and on-going training program. In addition, our homes and day program are monitored with video surveillance in all common areas so that any incident can be easily investigated, and the proper actions taken if necessary. We will not tolerate anything but dignity and respect for those in our care.
Provided he or she qualifies, their tier will be determined, and Medicaid will pay for services that coincide with their assigned tier.
Our program accepts adults 21 years and older. We try and group our day program residents by interest and ability and often that results in keeping our clients with people closer to their own age. Our youngest resident is 21 and our oldest is now 78 years young.