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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.

Our Vision

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.

New at the NJCDD

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The NJCDD is currently in the process of developing its next 5-Year Plan, and we’re eager to get your input!  Visit our 5-Year Plan Page to download the goals and projects that we’re developing.

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The NJCDD’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015 is now available to view online.  Click here to download.

NewPhotoGallery1 CBA2016The NJCDD was pleased to host the 8th annual Community Building Awards  at the NJ Adventure Aquarium in Camden. At the awards ceremony, we honored community leaders from across New Jersey who work to increase awareness , respect, and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. Congratulations to our honorees! Go to our CBA page to take a look at our CBA event photos.

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The NJCDD is happy to present the Spring 2016 Issue of People & Families Magazine! 

ResultsIN FamilySupportSurvey What's newDuring the past spring and summer, the NJCDD’s Family Support Councils, along with the NJ Family Support Coalition, conducted an online survey to identify service gaps for children and adults with I/DD within the DDD and DCF systems.  Click here to view the results.




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Subscribe today and stay informed with the latest news on developmental disabilities around New Jersey with our new e-newsletter Advocacy in Action.

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The NJCDD is excited to announce the launch of its newest disability advocacy project.  Joining the international grassroots movement known as People First, we’re working with self advocates to establish a new disability rights organization in New Jersey, solely lead and maintained by individuals with disabilities.  Get ready for PEOPLE FIRST NEW JERSEY