In each blog post, we’ll be following important news, legislation, and current events that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. We’ll provide commentary on issues that matter and new trends in our communities. And, occasionally, we’ll invite guest contributors to provide their unique perspectives on a variety of topics important New Jersey’s DD community. Most importantly though, we’ll invite you, our readers, to join the conversation and share your views.
This month we celebrate October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM was declared by Congress in 1988 to spread awareness and the contributions of people with disabilities
By Kevin Nunez I’m a 35-year-old single male with a developmental disability. I’m a capitalist and I love this country but I am financially suffocating. I am writing this
By Jesse Schwartzman I am the type of person who likes to use real life examples to explain my points. If I bring up a real-life example, then it
By Jesse Schwartzman Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to make a change so badly but you felt that nothing could be done? I have
By Jeremy Einbinder A person’s disability can affect them in many ways, and many ways in which someone might need assistance. It’s important to support the civil rights and
By Jeremy Einbinder People with disabilities remain one of the poorest demographics, and poverty in general is a huge problem. It’s no secret that the minimum wages across the
By Jeremy Einbinder The ways in which people with disabilities are discriminated against in society range from subtle to egregious. All different structures exist in the world that are