Family Support Councils
- Special Projects
- Advancing New Jersey’s Employment First Practices and Policies
- Legislative Disability Caucus
- School Safety Issue
- Community Building Awards
- What’s Your Advocacy?
- Inclusive Education
- R-Word Campaign
- Emergency Preparedness
- DD Awareness Day
- Public Policy
- Publications & Blog
- News & Events
Get Involved with Youth Leadership
The NJCDD’s Youth Leadership Project encourages young people to take an active role in their communities and to speak their minds on issues that are important to them and other people in the developmental disabilities community. Young people are welcome to explore the resources below, and to reach out to the Council for help in learning how to be stronger self advocates.
Resources for Youth Leadership
The Riot! offers a newsletter, a blog where self-advocates can share opinions, an online art gallery, toolkits, games and services to help individuals become stronger self-advocates
Special Needs Camps in NJ
Stepping Up Moving Forward – ConnectWC Program
Entering Adulthood: Resources for Teens and Families
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
Taking it Further
Visit the Council’s People First NJ and Partners in Policymaking (PIP) programs to find out how you can continue on with your advocacy and leadership work. Remember…Leadership is a Lifetime of Learning!