Scholarships and Luncheon Seats are Still Available for the National Cargivers Conference

Two scholarships (8am-5pm) and 25 luncheon seats (12:30pm-1:30pm) are still available for the National Caregivers Conference on October 11, 2018 at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Iselin. Interested parties should submit the NJCDD Leadership Training Support Fund Application. The remaining spots will be filled on a first come and first serve bases. The criteria, application form and contact information can be found in the following link: Read more

Shortage of Direct Support Professionals Unnecessarily Places People With Disabilities In Nursing Homes

Young-people-in-nursing-homesBy: Jeremy Einbinder Here at the council, we try to instill a sense of independence and inclusion in society for the disability community. Unfortunately, one of the ways in which that is undermined is the occurrence of young people with disabilities living inside nursing ... Read more

An Advocacy Story

An-Advocacy-Story-By Kevin G. Nunez, NJCDD Council MemberBy Kevin G. Nunez, NJCDD Council Member Let me tell you a little bit about myself so you understand why I am writing this blog post. My name is Kevin G. Nuñez I am a thirty-year-old Puerto ... Read more

News Media Struggle to Empathize with Oppression of People with Disabilities

News-Media-Struggle-to-Empathize-with-Oppression-of-People-with-DisabilitiesBy: Jeremy Einbinder A notable problem for the disability community is that we often do not get to be the center of our own stories, whether they are wonderful or tragic.  One of the ... Read more

Key Take-Aways from the Assembly Budget Committee Hearing


Key Take-Aways from Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson’s Testimony to the Assembly Budget Committee Hearing on May 14

By: Bob Titus, NJCDD Public Policy Coordinator Committee Chair: ... Read more

Work Requirements for Medicaid Would Put the Disability Community in Danger

Work Requirements for Medicaid Would Put the Disability Community in Danger-01By: Jeremy Einbinder One of the most comprehensive government programs in the United ... Read more

The Americans With Disabilities Act is in Serious Trouble

The-Americans-With-Disabilities-Act-is-in-Serious-Trouble In a previous post, the council explored the potential effects of the ADA Reform and Education Act, a proposed law which recently passed the House of Representatives. Now that the bill is ... Read more

Major Tax Cuts Leave The Disability Community Shortchanged

By: Jeremy Einbinder NJCDD-Disability in Focus Blog-Major-Tax-Cuts-Leave-The-Disability-Community-Shortchanged With 2018 underway, the Trump administration continues to celebrate the passage of the first major tax reform in ... Read more

The Voting Rights Of Citizens with Disabilities Are Undermined Far Too Often

The Voting Rights Of Citizens with Disabilities Are Undermined Far Too OftenThere are many ways in which it is important for people with disabilities to participate in society, and governments, and the general public have made some strides toward full inclusion. As stated ... Read more

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 it might seem. Read more