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!
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

The Special Olympics


Kids Guide
Special Needs Camps in NJ

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!

People First NJ 
Partners in Policymaking