Advocacy in Action Newsletter

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Advocacy in Action is the NJCDD’s monthly email newsletter.

Are you looking to stay informed about important news in New Jersey’s developmental disabilities community? Would you like updates from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities? Look no further! The NJCDD is pleased to present our monthly e-newsletter, Advocacy in Action!

With a new edition released each month, the NJCDD’s Advocacy in Action e-newsletter provides important announcements and event updates for the Council’s programs, grants, and special initiatives, as well as key information about public policies and other news items happening in the developmental disabilities community around New Jersey.

Signing up is easy! Simply contact the Council’s Communications Manager, Jonathan Waller, at 609-633-8280 or and provide your email address. You can expect to receive each new edition of the Advocacy in Action e-newsletter in your email inbox at the beginning of every month.

Sign up today! We look forward to connecting with you!


Current Edition

December 2017:
In This Edition

Happy Holidays from the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
As we continue on through the end of the calendar year, the NJCDD wishes you and your loved-ones a very happy holiday season and a joyous New Year.

It was a pleasure to work alongside individuals with I/DD, family members, elected leaders, and service providers to advance the goals of the Council and to protect and strengthen the rights, opportunities, and representation of New Jersey residents with disabilities in all facets of our society.

We look forward to continuing our advocacy with you in the new year!

Family Support Survey – For Families of Children Under the Age of 21

NJCDD Public Policy Update – The Latest on DDD-Related Activities and Policies
Jonathan Seifried, acting assistant commissioner of the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), graciously agreed to meet with the Family Support Coalition on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Lawrenceville Library, to discuss implementation of fee-for-service and housing issues.

A Message from the NJCDD Executive Director: The Medicaid Crisis Continues
As most of you know, the advocacy community has been working throughout the spring, summer, and fall to block threatened cuts to Medicaid. We have been largely successful to this point, but the fight is far from over. The passage of the tax reform bill in the US Senate last week has raised this issue again.

More of YOUR Stories Still Needed!
The NJCDD’s Disability Specialist in Health/Wellness & Transportation, Dennie Todd, has been accepting and collecting personal stories from New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities who have experience using public transportation or with accessing healthcare in our state.

Dennie Todd is working with members of the NJCDD’s Health and Wellness committee to advocate for better dental care options for New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities. We’d like to hear from you about experiences or challenges you or your loved-ones have had in receiving dental care in our state. To share your story, email or call 609-984-4516.

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