Superheroes are strongly admired for brave acts and fine qualities. Superheroes are those who face challenges daily and who inspire others. A Sidekick supports a Superhero in a variety of ways as they journey to be the best that they can be.
Below is the list of services that Sidekicks currently provides. Each service is overseen by one of our supervisors and delivered by an appropriately selected Sidekick.
(21+ Years Old)
Applied Behavior Analysis
(4+ Years Old)
(21 Years Old & Under)
Speech & Language
(4-21 Years Old)
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Support Services through DDD
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is a division of the Department of Human Services (DHS). In 2016, Sidekicks was approved as a provider of services under the Supports Program. Currently Sidekicks provides Community Based Supports to individuals in need of continued supports to accomplish daily tasks and successfully access their community.
Many of the individuals served through Sidekicks enjoy going out into the community to take in a movie, go bowling, shop for necessities, or enjoy the local arts. Others seek assistance around their home where Sidekicks can offer support to clean, prepare meals, or balance a checkbook. Sidekicks works with each individual to create specific goals that assist them in becoming active and successful members of their community.
Sidekicks is currently approved to provide the following services through the Supports Program: Community Base Services, Career Planning, Prevocational Services, Supported Employment Services and Behavior Supports.
Working closely with Support Coordination agencies and families, we have created a successful and growing service spanning 7 counties in New Jersey.
ABA Services– Applied Behavior Analysis
(4+ Years Old)
Our ABA program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Sidekicks creates custom programs to promote learning, growth, life skills and independence. This is done through assessment, behavior intervention, direct therapy with an ABA Therapist, and training for family members.
Each program is customized by a Board-Certified Behavior Analysts to meet the needs of the individual and their family.
BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications and promote systems that enhance these areas. The Accreditation recognizes that Sidekicks continues to meet an assortment of clinical and administrative standards as determined by an independent third-party evaluator.
Currently, we accept Horizon BCBS, Amerihealth and Aetna Insurance for ABA services. If you are a Horizon BCBS, Amerihealth or Aetna member, and are interested in ABA services, please click get started, give us a call or contact our office at info@SidekicksSupport.com
Individual Support Services Through DCF
Sidekicks provides Individual Support Services through PerformCare and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
Individual Supports includes adaptive skill development, assistance with activities of daily living, community inclusion, and behavioral supports.
The primary goal of this service is to support each individual in becoming as independent as possible through direct instruction, offering positive behavioral supports, and providing our families with the necessary tools to continue to grow successfully.
To learn more about becoming eligible for services, visit: PerformCareNJ or call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624.
If you are registered with PerformCare and are interested in services, please give us a call or contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech Therapy Services
(4+ Years Old)
Sidekicks provides in-home services in Speech/Language Pathology. Our Speech/Language Pathologists can assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of speech and language needs.
The following is a summary from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) of the areas that our therapists can assess and treat.
- Speech sounds
How we say sounds and put sounds together into words. Other words for these problems are articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech , or dysarthria.
How well we understand what we hear or read and how we use words to tell others what we are thinking. In adults this problem may be called aphasia.
How well we read and write. People with speech and language disorders may also have trouble reading, spelling, and writing.
- Social Communication
How well we follow rules, like taking turns, how to talk to different people, or how close to stand to someone when talking. This is also called pragmatics.
How our voices sound. We may sound hoarse, lose our voices easily, talk too loudly or through our noses, or be unable to make sounds.
Which is also called stuttering, is how well speech flows. Someone who stutters may repeat sounds, like t-t-t-table, use “um” or “uh,” or pause a lot when talking. Many young children will go through a time when they stutter, but most outgrow it.
How well our minds work. Problems may involve memory, attention, problem solving, organization, and other thinking skills.
- Feeding and swallowing
How well we suck, chew, and swallow food and liquid. A swallowing disorder may lead to poor nutrition, weight loss, and other health problems. This is also called dysphagia.
Currently, we accept Horizon BCBS, Qualcare and United for Speech services. If you are a Horizon BCBS, Qualcare or United member, and are interested in Speech services, please click get started, give us a call or contact our office at info@SidekicksSupport.com
We are currently providing all of our services through telecommunication systems.
These systems provide a live, interactive audio-video communication or videoconferencing connection between our individuals and families in need of services in a manner that is safe and comfortable for them at this time.
These services are covered and are continuing to be funded by the insurance providers we are contracted with, the Department of Children and Families and the Division of Developmental Disabilities.