The Disability Rights Movement Has Scored Some Legislative Achievements, But We’re Not Nearly Done

The-Disability-Rights-Movement-Has-Scored-Some-Legislative-Achievements,-But-Were-Not-Nearly-Done-ThumbnailBy: Jeremy Einbinder To have disabilities in a world which is naturally inclined to exclude people ... Read more

The World of a Direct Support Professional

Disability In Focus Blog The New Jersey County of Developmental DisabilitiesThe World of a Direct Support Professional-Disabilty in FocusBY: Kevin Nunez; NJCDD Council Member I wanted to raise awareness to a very big problem in our world ... Read more

Freedom For People With Developmental Disabilities Starts With Being Aware Of Their Struggle

Freedom-For-People-With-Developmental-Disabilities-Starts-With-Being-Aware-Of-Their-Struggle-BlogImageBy: Jeremy Einbinder Disability in general is a widely prevalent, yet seldom acknowledged phenomenon. The ... Read more

Children with Disabilities Must Retain Equal Access to Education

Children with Disabilities Must Retain Equal Access to Educationby: Jeremy Einbinder It's well established that the rights of people with disabilities can be heavily tied to public policy and government activity.  People with ... Read more

Disabilities and The Labor Force: Where Do We Fit In?

Written By: Jeremy Einbinder There are many milestones in adult life that are considered hallmarks of being a “grown up”, and one of those stages of life is financial independence. The idea of being self-sufficient is a romanticized notion in society, one which ... Read more

What is it That Disables People?

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Disability Gains An Adequate Voice On Primetime Television

disability-in-focus-blog-speechless-disability-gains-an-adequate-voice-on-primetime-televisionIn a media landscape that so rarely includes characters with disabilities in a vast array of narratives, it’s certainly ... Read more

In Disability Narrative, Making The Audience Comfortable Shouldn’t be a Requirement

Disability in Focus Blog in Disability Narrative Making The Audience-comfortable Shouldnt Be A RquirementThe culture surrounding disability is a somewhat foreign one, which the mainstream, non-disabled (or “able-bodied”) ... Read more

Inside a State Transition Plan Public Hearing

public hearingThe Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) sponsored three “listening” sessions on the State Transition Plan (STP) as mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during the first two weeks of August. The submission of ... Read more

Sex Education: An Effective Way for Young Adults with All Types of Disabilities to Remain out of the Criminal Justice System

By: Kelly Stout, Transitional Specialist The Arc CARES Program - The Arc of New Jersey Even though they may learn differently, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are intelligent in their own way. Therefore, I believe people with disabilities have the right to learn about sex education. For people with disabilities, there are many benefits to learning about sex education: