Barriers to the Workforce Especially Apparent For Applicants with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities are known to have difficulties finding employment at a higher rate than their non-disabled counterparts, and despite visible efforts to get a class of people who urgently need work to be employed, it’s harder than ... Read more

The Annual NJCDD Election Questionnaire

The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities Disability in focus Blog Announcing our new blog post NJCDD Annual New Jersey's Gubernatorial Candidates Election Questionnaire Kim Guadagno Phil Murphy Tuesday November 7 2017 VOTEOn Tuesday, November 07, New Jersey voter will ... Read more

Uber Lawsuit Claims Wheelchair Users Deserve Convenient Transportation

By: Jeremy Einbinder In what could be a big win for the disability rights movement, a non-profit activist group filed a class action lawsuit in July alleging that the popular ride-sharing app, Uber, discriminates against wheelchair ... Read more

How Many Good DSPs do We Have to Lose?

By: Kevin Nuñez The other day, I was going through my phone and scrolling through my contacts, trying to find someone to text. I came across the picture and phone number of one of my old Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), and it instantly brought a smile to my face. I began to reminisce ... Read more

Proposed ADA “Reform” Would Go In The Wrong Direction

By: Jeremy Einbinder

As this blog has previously explored, the disability rights movement has seen both victories and setbacks. Progress has undoubtedly been made.  There’s no question that the Americans With Disabilities Act, in effect since ... Read more

People with Disabilities Are Under Attack

Disability in Focus blog post: People-with-Disabilities-Are-Under-Attack-blogimageBy: Kevin Nuñez I believe that all citizens with disabilities and their families are natural advocates by default. We learn fast that we need to advocate for ... Read more

The Disability Rights Movement Has Scored Some Legislative Achievements, But We’re Not Nearly Done

The-Disability-Rights-Movement-Has-Scored-Some-Legislative-Achievements,-But-Were-Not-Nearly-Done-ThumbnailBy: Jeremy Einbinder To have disabilities in a world which is naturally inclined to exclude people ... Read more

The World of a Direct Support Professional

Disability In Focus Blog The New Jersey County of Developmental DisabilitiesThe World of a Direct Support Professional-Disabilty in FocusBY: Kevin Nunez; NJCDD Council Member I wanted to raise awareness to a very big problem in our world ... Read more

Freedom For People With Developmental Disabilities Starts With Being Aware Of Their Struggle

Freedom-For-People-With-Developmental-Disabilities-Starts-With-Being-Aware-Of-Their-Struggle-BlogImageBy: Jeremy Einbinder Disability in general is a widely prevalent, yet seldom acknowledged phenomenon. The ... Read more

Children with Disabilities Must Retain Equal Access to Education

Children with Disabilities Must Retain Equal Access to Educationby: Jeremy Einbinder It's well established that the rights of people with disabilities can be heavily tied to public policy and government activity.  People with ... Read more