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The NJCDD provides a platform for individuals, family members, advocates, and public and private agencies to develop a coordinated social policy for advancing the rights and opportunities of New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities.

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Subscribe to our mailing list and learn more about the current issues important to people with developmental disabilities and their families.  Connect with other advocates to find out how you can help make a difference.  Join the conversation and shape the dialog within our disabilities community. People & Families Magazine, NJ Common Ground, Advocacy in Action Newsletter, Disability in Focus Blog, Subscribe to the NJCDD, NJCDD Facebook, Twitter

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A road leading to your future goals to make it happen

Join the NJCDD in making a difference in our communities.  Gain the skills you need to become an effective disabilities advocate.  Let your voice be heard. People First New Jersey, Family Support, Youth Leadership, PIP, Join Us at Council Meetings, Become a Council Member

What’s New

Funding Opportunity Access to Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Maintain Health, Safety, Advocacy Skills and Engagement

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) will be processing requests for electronic devices from adults (21 and older) with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) enrolled with the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities Community Care Program or Supports Program. NJCDD has modified an existing contract with The Arc of New Jersey in response to the continued COVID-19 Pandemic to assist in this effort. Click here for application instructions


The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) is currently accepting proposals to develop an Employment and Day Services Comprehensive, Authoritative White Paper and an Action-Oriented Plan for Advocacy which will provide system change recommendations and strategies.

Applicants must submit a full project proposal for funding consideration by 2p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2020 to be considered. Click here for the timeline & application instructions

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Supports Program and Community Care Program Policies and Procedures: A Quick Guide for Families
The NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities, in collaboration with the Regional Family Support Planning Councils, has developed an easy-to-follow guidebook for New Jersey’s Supports Program and Community Care Program. 

The Causes of Disability Analyzing The Social Model

Share your views on our newest blog post: The Cause of Disability: Analyzing The Social Model NJCDD Disability in Focus.

Take a look at our All New People & Families Magazine
Volume 2, 2020 Assistive Technology

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Advocacy in Action E-Newsletter Join the mailing list for NJCDD's monthly e-newsletterThe Advocacy in Action e-newsletter is your newest source for news and updates from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities.  Click Here to view past editions of the newsletter and to sign up for our mailing list.

NJCDD Events

  1. RFSPC #1 Virtual Public Meeting

    November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. NJCDD Virtual Public Meeting

    November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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