The Center provides professional efforts on meeting the needs of those infants, children, youth and adults with the most significant challenges to their development, education, and inclusion within our schools and communities.
The mission of the Center on Sensory and Complex Disabilities (CSCD) is to provide professional efforts on meeting the needs of those infants, children, youth and adults with the most significant challenges to their development, education, and inclusion within our schools and communities.
Research and Training at TCNJ School of Education is created to address the specialized needs of children and adults with sensory disabilities (i.e., deafness/hard of hearing; blindness/low vision; and deafblindness) AND those who are described as “complex” (i.e. intellectual disabilities; multiple disabilities).
CSCD focuses on conducting research, professional development and the creation/promotion of professional practices relative to the education, habilitation and support of individuals with varying degrees of vision and/or hearing loss or those individuals considered as presenting low incidence disabilities.
In partnership with a variety of state/federal agencies, non-profit organizations and local school districts, the Center’s professional staff engage in various projects and provide expert consultation and technical assistance as well as assessment. This website is designed to meet the wide range of your needs and will continue to evolve with your support and participation. It is my hope that CSCD at The College of New Jersey will provide you with the information and resources that you need. Come and help us create an active and visible community.
The CLLE Project
The Campaign for Language & Literacy Excellence (CLLE) is statewide project funded and in partnership with the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to promote early language development, and prevent language deprivation.
The College Preparation Experience Program
High Schools students who are eager to attend college after high school, are identified by the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired and referred to the Summer CPE program; to be fully immersed in the college experience, in the classroom, in the dorms and on campus.
I Can Connect New Jersey Program
The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also known as iCanConnect, provides equipment needed to make telecommunications, advanced communications, and the Internet accessible to low-income individuals who have both significant vision loss and significant hearing loss. iCanConnect is administered by the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), in collaboration with the Center for Sensory & Complex Disabilities at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).
NJ Center on Deafblindness
Through technical assistance and training, NJCDB’s goal is to assure the provision of high quality education programs within natural environments/support inclusive settings and appropriate services for infants, toddlers, children and youth who are Deaf-blind.
Support Services Providers NJ Program
The goal of SSPNJ is to encourage New Jersey’s self-directed deafblind adults to actively participate in the communities where they live and work. Our network of Support Service Providers, or SSPs, supports us in achieving this goal.
The Work Skills Preparation Program
High School students who are eager to seek employment upon graduation, are identified by the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired and referred to the Summer WSP program; to experience the responsibilities of independent living and immerse themselves into the world of work.
Youth Employment Solutions Program
Through person-centered approaches, the YES Specialists work with and on behalf of the job seeker/consumer to assess/improve work readiness, and to move toward finding, getting, and maintaining employment.