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Message from the CEO

CSN has been instrumental in re-thinking traditional Day Habilitation by offering the Day-Hab without walls concept. By asking the question “why not”, many of our clients choose to integrate their services by create their own schedules, and staff. While many choose Community Based programs, others engage in Employment related efforts. This leaves many to who aspire to live independently or preparing for that day to receive Individual Supports. 


CSN continues to raise the bar by offering industry high salaries and adding additional highly qualified professionals to our staff. While we recognize the importance of hiring the very best team members we are most proud of the fact that each and every senior level administrator understands and has embraced our culture by having worked in our most coveted role, that of DSP.

Going beyond both State and DDD requirements our staff is fully vetted before they are assigned to work with our clients. In addition, CSN also participates in the prestigious NADSP certification program for continuing education as well as all state and federally mandated training programs.


As a result of these efforts, CSN has earned a reputation of excellence as a premier provider of services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled population in New Jersey.


This spring CSN will be hosting North Jersey’s first Youth Transition Expo in partnership with Bergen Community College and Turning Point, the
college’s premier preparatory program for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


Along with providing Individual and Community Based supports, CSN has become a leader in Pre-Vocational and Employment Supports. Today, we are proud to say that over 75 of our placements are earning at or well above the standard for minimum wage. This platform has allowed us to apply with the Department of Labor to become a Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVRS) vendor allowing CSN to deliver services in conjunction with DDD.


Recognizing a continual need for high quality volunteer opportunities, CSN has partnered with the Community of Hope Center of Fairfield, NJ, a not-for-profit Methodist Mission, to create an exciting new volunteer opportunity utilizing their state-of-the-art kitchen.


Identifying a mission that meets the required criteria for both programs, CSN created its own brand of organic doggie treats, “Jack’s Booty” which have been vetted and distributed free of charge to local animal shelters throughout the state. CSN creates these types of opportunities so individuals can learn basic entry level work skills that we hope will prepare them to one day seek competitive employment.


Work provides our clients with purpose. With the right supports, clients can develop lifelong friendships, learn important coping skills, and provide everyone with a sense of fulfillment. Opportunities like these prepare both our clients and their guardians with the belief that anything is possible.


In terms of our financial outlook, CSN far exceeds the standards required by the Department of Developmental Disabilities which allow for strong reinvestment in both our programs as well as our staff. I am enthusiastic by how far we’ve come and I’m optimistic with where we’re headed. I would like to thank our outstanding and dedicated staff for their hard work and unwavering dedication to our mission.

I want to thank our families for their continued support and referrals without which, none of this would be possible.

In conclusion, for those of us who’ve met, and for those I’ve yet to meet,
I would like you to know that I pledge to continue raising the standard for, and advocating for, the rights of New Jersey’s most vulnerable population.


I appreciate and welcome each opportunity, as we continue to help families and their loved ones realize that living life to its fullest is not just a dream, but a basic human right.


I look forward to what we can accomplish together in 2023 and beyond!


Warm regards,


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Ted K. Mayer

I Am Proud to Share That CSN Has Achieved Record Breaking Growth

As I celebrate my sixth year as Chief Executive Officer of Community Supports Network, I also celebrate my seventh year in this new profession. After 34 years of owning and operating a for-profit midsize company in a competing industry, I am now truly energized in ways I never could have imagined. To say the last 6 years have been life changing, would be a gross understatement. Not only has the industry and CSN achieved record growth, but I’ve personally witnessed a miraculous transformation for those who have joined us as well as the numerous individuals we serve.


Since our humble beginnings in 2017, when the Fee for Service model
(FFS) was first introduced, CSN has paved the way in changing the service delivery model here in New Jersey.

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