Admission Criteria

Adolescents and adults may receive services through Community Skills Program®. A rehabilitation service plan is developed for each individual and typically includes cognitive rehabilitation therapy and community integration. To be considered for Community Skills Program, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  •    ●   Be 14 years of age or older
  •    ●   Be medically stable
  •    ●   Have functional mobility skills, with or without assistive devices
  •    ●   Not be physically assaultive or abusive
  •    ●   Not be abusing drugs or alcohol
  •    ●   Be willing to participate in Community Skills Program

Admissions Procedure

Community Skills Program®, operated by Counseling and Rehabilitation, Inc., offers home- and community-based services to persons throughout New Jersey and in south central and eastern Pennsylvania. Although referrals to Community Skills Program are typically initiated by medical practitioners (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, etc.), insurance representatives, state agency personnel, or case managers, anyone can make a referral. To make a referral or for more information about Community Skills Program, please call Sally Kneipp, Ph.D., Director, at (610) 376-3380, fax her at (610) 376-3392, or e-mail her at

The specific pre-admission/pre-enrollment procedures may vary somewhat, depending on the funding source; assistance to the applicant will be provided as needed to complete the process.  The pre-admission evaluation is typically conducted at the individual's home; if the individual has a legal guardian or power of attorney, that person must be present during the evaluation.  Following the evaluation, a comprehensive report is prepared, specifying the recommended services, the goals and objectives, and the plan to achieve them.