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CBI and Transition Services


Community Based Instruction

Bergen Center for Child Development’s CBI-WBL program works closely with the local community and the NJ Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). Our Community Based-Instruction (CBI) and Work Based Learning (WBL) staff educates students on independent living and personal management skills. Additionally, students ages 16-21, along with a job coach, are sent on internships multiple times per week in various businesses throughout the community, in order to develop vocational skills and prepare themselves for future employment. On occasion, students will also take trips to local stores in the community, such as Shop Rite and Target for hands-on learning experiences and exposure to various environments.

The Bergen Center has a van and driver to transport students to and from worksites.

Real Experience

Our students have been placed at job sites throughout the community including:

  • Dunkin Donuts

  • Haworth Municipal Library

  • Fresh & Fancy Farms

  • Goldfish Swim School

  • Maschio’s Food Service 

  • Rugile’s Kitchen

  • Impact Zone

  • Humphrey’s Coffee

  • Subway

  • Care One

  • Guzzo’s Bakehouse

  • RISE Athletics

  • Rudy’s Pizzeria

  • Walgreens REDI Program

  • The Tavern at the Iron Horse

  • Grant’s Cafe


We are extremely grateful for the exceptional support of our community partners and we are always looking for new partnerships with local businesses. If interested, please contact Robert Hans at

Real Life

In addition to work and career readiness, our CBI and WBL program also teaches daily living skills such as personal health and grooming, cooking, food shopping, and laundry.

Real Connections

The final area of transition planning focuses on connecting our students with the services and supports they will need when they leave school. BEFORE they graduate, we help students and families access services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), and The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI). We take that extra step and assist our families with applications for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Access Link transportation services.

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