Advocacy in Action Newsletter

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.

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Current Edition

October 2017:
In This Edition

Family Advocate Paul Blaustein Appointed Chairperson for the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) is pleased to announce that the Office of the Governor has appointed family member advocate Paul Blaustein as the new Chairperson of the Council.  Paul, the parent of a son with developmental disabilities, has been a member of the NJCDD since 2015.  He has also been a dedicated member of Regional Family Support Planning Council #5 for seven years, serving as the chair of the Planning Council since 2012.  Paul is also president of the Familty Support Coalition of New Jersey.

Between August 01, when Stephanie A. Pratico officially stepped down as Chair of the NJCDD, and September 27, when the Governor’s Office announced Paul’s appointment, our newly-elected Vice-Chairperson, Myrta Rosa, graciously stepped in to lead the Council as Acting Chair.  We sincerely thank Myrta for her leadership during this time of transition.

Under the new leadership of Paul and Myrta, the NJCDD looks forward to growing in our efforts to advance the rights, opportunities, and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities in every facet of our society.  We hope you’ll join us in congratulating Paul and Myrta on their new positions with the Council!

Keep following our #SaveMedicaidNJ campaign for updates and further ways you can participate.

NJCDD October Council Meeting
NJ Voter Registration Deadline and Election Day
New People First New Jersey Chapters
Kevin Casey Honored with Community Access Unlimited’s Ira Geller Award

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