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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 jonathan.waller@njcdd.org 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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In This Edition

NJCDD Council Meeting – Summer 2018

*Please Note: Date Has Changed*
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 10:30am to 2:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton 800 Route 130, Hamilton, NJ

 

People & Families Magazine – Summer 2018 – Out This Week!

PF Summer 2018 The summer issue of the NJCDD’s quarterly magazine, People & Families, will be posted on the Council’s website at www.njcdd.org this week.

 

RevUP-New Jersey: Disability Voter Registration Week Kickoff

Monday, July 16, 2018 | 12:00pm-2:00pm
NJ State House Annex, 131 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Please join the Alliance Center for Independence and the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities for the RevUP-NJ Disability Voter Registration Week Kickoff Event in Trenton! This event is part of our ongoing efforts to encourage participation from the disability community in the election process.

 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Partners in Policymaking Program

Deadline Extended Until: July 25, 2018
New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is an 8-month leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities (over 18) and family members of children and transition age youth available through The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities with funding from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. The goal of the program is to prepare the next generation of disability advocates to work toward

 

Disability Rights New Jersey Seeks Input for their 2019-2022 Priority Areas

The NJCDD’s sister agency and New Jersey’s Protection and Advocacy organization for individuals with developmental disabilities, Disability Rights New Jersey, is currently conducting an online survey for people with disabilities, their family members, professionals, healthcare/service providers and the public.  To participate in this brief online survey, click here.

 

Boggs Center Seeks Feedback on Website

To complete the survey: Boggs Center Website Survey
To view the Boggs Center’s website: http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter

 

RevUP-New Jersey: Disability Voter Registration Week Kickoff

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Monday, July 16, 2018 | 12:00pm-2:00pm
NJ State House Annex | 131 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Please join the Alliance Center for Independence and the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities for the RevUP-NJ Disability Voter Registration Week Kickoff Event in Trenton!  This event is part of our ongoing efforts to encourage participation from the disability community in the election process.Location: Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037 RevUp New Jersey – Are YOU Ready to Vote?

 

Save The Date: Policy in Action – Symposium for Partners and Graduates

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 9:30am – 3:00pm | Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Village | 100 College Road E., Princeton, NJ 08540

Keynote Speaker: Nicole Jorwic, JD; Director, Rights Policy; The Arc of the U.S.

This event is open to New Jersey Partners in Policymaking graduates only.  Look out for more details and registration information soon!

Contact Jaime McGeady by email at Jaime.mcgeady@rutgers.edu or phone at 732-235-9613 with any questions about the event.
Conducted in Collaboration Between The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities | New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities | Disability Rights New Jersey

 

Developmental Disabilities Family Education Day (Northern Region) Coming Soon!

On Saturday, June 2, the Regional Family Support Planning Councils hosted the first of several Developmental Disabilities Family Education Days, this one taking place at the Kathedral Event Center in Hammonton and accommodating families in New Jersey’s southern region.

 

The Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual: A Quick Guide for Families Now Available in Spanish!

The Quick Guide is now available in both English and Spanish
To Download: In English  | En Español
To Receive a Hard Copy: Visit https://njcdd.org/nj-supports-program-policies-and-procedures-manual-a-quick-guide-for-families/ and fill out our mail order form.

 

The Medicaid Crisis Continues – #SaveMedicaidNJ

As decision-makers in Washington continue to threaten cuts or caps to Medicaid and other safety net programs heavily relied upon by people with developmental disabilities, the NJCDD continues to work on our #SaveMedicaidNJ campaign.  https://twitter.com/hashtag/savemedicaidnj?src=hash

 

Your Transportation & Health Stories Needed!

The NJCDD’s Disability Specialist in Health & Transportation, Dennie Todd, is calling on New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities to share their experiences with using public transportation or with accessing healthcare in our state.

We’ll be compiling YOUR stories, comments, and concerns relating to public transportation or healthcare for people with developmental disabilities, and sharing them with the key decision makers that plan and implement services in our state. To share your story, email dennie.todd@njcdd.org.

 

The Arc of the U.S. – Paid Family Leave and Disability Study

Do You Have a Disability or Provide Support to a Loved One with a Disability?
Have You Worked in New Jersey, California, New York, or North Carolina?
If you answered “Yes”, researchers need to hear from you!

The Arc of the United States and the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University are inviting people who live and work in New Jersey, New York, California, and North Carolina to participate in a study on paid family and medical leave and disability.

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