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.
Kansas is bringing in three national insurance companies to run services for people with developmental disabilities in that state. It’s the first time any state has ever applied this
Incidents of developmental disability are on the rise. Not just autism. ADHD is on the rise along with other incidents of developmental disability. Mental health and other health care
NJCDD Council member Regina Tegeler wrote two comments to the previous blog. One was about the theme of that blog on beginning a discussion about picking up the pieces
It has been a while since the last blog post. Part of the problem has been scheduling and some ongoing discussions about where the blog goes from here. To
The case of Jenny Hatch raises questions for people with developmental disabilities, parents, advocates and officials that we all tend to shy away from. They all boil down to
Recently, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill banning denying organ transplants for people with disabilities based solely on their disability, and Gov. Chris Christie signed it into law.
Two stories in the Disability Scoop online news feed this week illustrate how the country needs a national push to fulfill one of the key components of the Americans
Community Living vs. Institutional Living As New Jersey goes through the absolutely essential process of reducing its overreliance on its outdated and expensive institutions one of the overriding concerns
New Jersey ranks high in the average income of its residents. It’s always in the top five, whatever think tank or media org is doing the ranking, and for
Kudos to Governor Chris Christie for showing the resolve he has brought to other issues to his proposal to close two of New Jersey’s developmental centers. As we have