Welcome to the NJCDD
Since its establishment in 1971, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities has pursued its mandate to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families become empowered advocates and participate in the design of services and supports. The Council also works to fulfill its vision that people with developmental disabilities participate as full citizens in all aspects of self-directed lives in their neighborhoods and communities.
That all individuals with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to be active members of their community; to set real goals and make their own choices; and to exercise the same rights, privileges, responsibilities, and opportunities that any other New Jersey resident enjoys.
NJCDD’s 5 Year State Plan for 2011-2016
In keeping with state and federal mandates, the NJCDD operates in five-year cycles, with operational goals and objectives outlined in the Council’s 5 Year State Plan. This official document contains details on Council membership, general information about research findings, a listing of Council priority areas and activities for the plan cycle, required assurances, and basic financial information on Council allocations.