NJCDD’s Disability in Focus BLOG

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Welcome to the NJCDD’s blog on important developmental disabilities news and views from across New Jersey and around the country.

With each new 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.

We hope you find the below entries informative and engaging…and we look forward to hearing from you!

Personal Touch and Why It Matters

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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 should relate to the disability community. The lives of people with disabilities over the last forty years have improved, but there is so much work […]

A Seat at the Table

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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 been there. I was in my junior year of college and I was literally getting sick from the horrible food served on campus. I was […]

Direct Support Professional Industry in Need of Overhaul

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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 access rights of people with disabilities as much as possible, but it’s also important to recognize some of the most important people in their journey of […]

Forced Poverty Does Not Help The Disability Community

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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 US are insufficient in order to live a comfortable, independent life in which all basic expenses are covered from having a single job. Making minimum […]
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