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

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 choose our next governor.  ... 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 users. "Having grown ... 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 about all the great times ... 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 1990, has made strides for ... 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 ourselves in schools, in ... 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 with disabilities is a ... Read more