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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

April 2018:
In This Edition

May NJCDD Council Meeting

Please join the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities for our next Council Meeting.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:30am to 2:00pm |  Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton, 800 US Hwy. 130, Hamilton Twp., NJ 08690

People & Families Magazine – Spring 2018

The spring issue of the NJCDD’s quarterly magazine, People & Families, was released at the end of April, and is now available to download on the Council’s website at

Family Support Planning Councils 

Statewide Meeting
Saturday, May 19, 9:30am – Registration 10:00am-3:00pm – Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton, 800 US Hwy 130, Hamilton, NJ 08690

Congratulations to Regional Family Support Planning Council #10!

Watch Our New Family Support Promotional Video!
Do you know of any families of children or adults with developmental disabilities who could use support or guidance on how to navigate New Jersey’s complex support services system? Are you a family member who would like to have a say in how the system is planned and services are carried out? One of the best ways to get involved is to join one of New Jersey’s ten Regional Family Support Planning Councils!

Developmental Disabilities Family Education Day (Southern Region)

Saturday, June 2, 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037

RevUp New Jersey – Are YOU Ready to Vote?

One of our most important rights and responsibilities as Americans is to actively participate in our democracy by voting during elections.  The election season in New Jersey has begun and it’s important for people with disabilities to keep in mind several important dates.

NJ DSP Coalition- NJ Assembly and Senate Budget Hearings – Help Support a Living Wage for NJ Direct Support Professionals
The NJCDD is committed to pushing for increased pay and career opportunities for New Jersey’s Direct Support Professional workforce.  In that effort, we proudly support the work of the NJ Coalition for a DSP Living Wage.

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.

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

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