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.
You need to know a lot to understand education in New Jersey. Too much. It’s probably true everywhere but when I started to look into these issues for coverage
As the state gears up to close Woodbridge and North Jersey developmental centers we are again moving through an emotional and important part of that process. Media representatives, the
Straight news accounts of the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an appellate court’s decision to overturn the conviction of Richard Fourtin, Jr., convicted in January 2008 of attempted
The middle of next month is the deadline for submitting names of people and organizations for the Council’s Community Building Awards. It’s always nice to give and get awards.
In the upcoming Winter Issue of the Council’s People & Families magazine, there is a column I wrote about growth attenuation and its use, along with radical surgical procedures,
(Blogger’s Note: I wrote this before the shootings in Newton. As will be seen below, there is some discussion about Asperger’s syndrome. At this posting there was some information
In the last blog I talked about how years of efforts to get people with developmental disabilities out of the shadows and into schools and communities are paying off.
I was looking through the news this week for ideas. There were numerous articles about disabilities and developmental disabilities. They touched on a broad range of issues, many of
The US Senate last week rejected a treaty forged in the UN that would apply many of the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act throughout most of the
Some of the most impressive images and quotes from Sandy and the election came from Gov. Chris Christie. One in particular captured a message I think worth repeating as