Programs

2014 Epilepsy Scholarship Program

The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey is pleased to announce the existence of a scholarship program for New Jersey high school seniors who have epilepsy. We anticipate offering at least three $1,000 scholarships.

New Jersey high school seniors with epilepsy who plan to attend a college or university are eligible. Academic achievement, participation in activities and financial need will be considered. The extent of a student’s disability(s) will be taken into account as well, so that s/he need not be near the top of her/his class to qualify. Final awards will be made by the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, which reserves the right not to make any awards.

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Applications and supporting documents are due April 25, 2014. Should you have any questions, please contact Andrea Racioppi at (800)336-5843 or by email at aracioppi@efnj.com.


Bounce Out the Stigma

The Family Resource Network Bounce Out the Stigma

Bounce Out The Stigma basketball camp is a partnership of Mighty Mike Basketball and The Family Resource Network. The goal of this collaboration is to provide children and young people, with developmental disabilities a chance to learn using basketball as the primary vehicle to overcome obstacles in life. Our purpose is for children to gain confidence and “bounce-out” their “limitations” to empower themselves.

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Summer 2014 camps (ages 8-21)

Ocean County
August 19-20, 2014 *new dates
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Daily
Toms River Intermediate South
1675 Pinewald Rd.
Beachwood, NJ 08722
Bergen County
August 11-15, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Daily
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
467 Grandview Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funding opportunities may be available for those that qualify through DCF. Deadlines apply. Please contact PerformCare to request funding at (877) 652-7624.

Whole Foods will be donating healthy snacks for campers. Please contact Jenna for information at jandolora@efnj.com or call 732-262-8020 ext. 218. To learn more about Mighty Mike Simmel, visit www.bounceoutthestigma.org.


Camp Nova

Camp NOVA is a wonderful opportunity for children and young adults living with epilepsy and other developmental disabilities to enjoy summer camp. Camp NOVA, which provides an exciting and independent camping experience in an environment filled with fun experiences and memories that last a lifetime, is a one-week overnight camp for young people ages 12-28. Camp activities include acting, arts and crafts, boating, fishing, karate, swimming and yoga.

Click here for more information.


Super NOVA

September 19-21, 2014

YMCA Camp Ockanickon, Inc.
1303 Stokes Rd
Medford, NJ 08055-8632

Super NOVA is a weekend adventure for adults 29 years of age and up with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Super NOVA was specifically developed when the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ saw that so many of the Camp NOVA individuals were aging out with no similar alternative.

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The purpose of Super NOVA is to:

  • Support individuals outside of their home
  • Assist in educational, enrichment and/or recreational activities
  • Promote inclusion through some community outings
  • Provide respite for the individual and the caregiver

The staff ratio for this program is 3:1 and is not appropriate for individuals with high level of need or supports. Each person’s application will be reviewed by Super NOVA Senior staff for compatibility to this service.

Please contact Jenna for information at jandolora@efnj.com or call 732-262-8020 ext. 218.

Limited space is available. Individuals budgets accepted! We accept credit cards and have payment plans.