LADACIN Network is a non-profit agency, founded in 1949 by a group of parents seeking therapy for their children with cerebral palsy. It was incorporated in 1952 as United Cerebral Palsy of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Today, LADACIN Network is a multi-faceted organization providing lifetime services to over 3,500 individuals and their families and operating 14 facilities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The mission of LADACIN Network is to provide a continuum of care, including educational, therapeutic, social, residential and support services to infants, children and adults with complex physical and developmental disabilities or delays. The Agency focuses on enhancing the quality of life for those we serve and their families.
Our programs and services consist of Early Intervention Services for infants and toddlers aged 0-3 who may be showing signs of developmental delays; an integrated Child Care and Preschool Center for children starting at the age of 6 weeks up to the age of nine, which offers services to children with disabilities as well as typically developing children; two Department of Education approved schools, the Lehmann School in Lakewood and the Schroth School in Wanamassa, for children aged 3-21; Adult programs in both counties, where emphasis is placed on skills to enhance daily living, independence, community integration and pre-vocational exploration; Access Unlimited, which offers vocational training; and nine barrier-free, fully accessible housing locations for people aged 21 years and older. Group homes, supervised apartments and independent living facilities are available.
Included in LADACIN’s programs are physical, occupational and speech therapy; nursing support; social work services; specialized clinic services; lift equipped transportation; personal assistant services; home health aide services; respite programs; and assistive technology. The Agency has been recognized for innovative approaches and state of the art uses of assistive technology for individuals with physical disabilities.
State and local funding does not keep pace with the cost of providing services to our children and adults with complex medical needs. Funding is needed to fill the gap between the basic cost of providing services and attaining excellence in providing these programs and services. We rely on the generosity of the community to fill these needs. Please support our efforts to keep our critical services and programs operating and affordable.
Donate today to help infants, children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential and attain their maximum level of independence.
To learn more about LADACIN Network, visit www.ladacin.org