How Autism “Functioning Labels” Can Lead To Serious Harm

by Jeremy Einbinder People with disabilities are often compared to non-disabled people in terms of how they could function in everyday life. In other words, the societal worth of people with disabilities is measured based on how closely they might resemble their ... Read more

Corporate Missions of Inclusion A Positive Step, But Won’t Liberate Workers With Disabilities

Disability in Focus Blog Post Disability and Corporate Social ResponsibilityBy Jeremy Einbinder As the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) has discussed before, one of the ways in which people with disabilities are discriminated against is in the workplace. We have some of the highest ... Read more

A Theater Group By And For Actors with Disabilities

A Theater Group By And For Actors with Disabilities By Jeremy Einbinder In the past, the council wrote about the lack of media representation for people with disabilities, and even more commonly, the fact that nondisabled actors often portray characters with disabilities in the ... Read more

Position and Statement Rights of Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

  Position Statement The New Jersey Council on ... Read more

The Self-Driving Car Industry Shouldn’t Forget About People with Disabilities

The Self-Driving Car Industry Shouldn’t Forget About People with Disabilities

By Jeremy Einbinder

Self-driving cars are set to be one of the key innovations of the 21st ... Read more

Millennials with Disabilities Face A Unique Housing Crisis

Disability in Focus Blog Post - Millennials with Disabilities Face A Unique Housing Crisis By Jeremy Einbinder People with disabilities struggle to participate in activities that lead to their independence. They struggle with the ability to live in their own housing space. Access ... Read more

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