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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

The NJCDD is happy to present the Fall 2015 Issue of People & Families Magazine

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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

NJCDD Disability in Focus Presenting Fact. Sharing Views. Starting Coversations. Visit Disability in Focus to get the latest news and views from around the sate and across the country about our developmental disabilities communities. And be sure to join in the conversation by sharing your own views on the topics we discuss.

Disability In Focus read our newest blog post.


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Take a look at our new 2014 Annual Report...putting people first and advocating for change. People First New Jersey.

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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.