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The NJCDD is happy to present the Summer 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

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Have you participated in any of the NJCDD's meetings, events, or programs? If so, we want to hear from you! Please help us determine the effectiveness of our programs and services by completing our short Stakeholder Survey.


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.

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.

In the News

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Sep 25 2015

New Jersey, with nation’s highest rate of diagnosed cases, touted as leader and innovator in putting theory into practice

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As the national leader in diagnosed cases of autism – one in 45 children, according to the latest count – New Jersey has also become a national center for researching the condition.

While the state and federal government have long funded research into the science of autism, including trying to understand its root causes, in recent years New Jersey increasingly has emphasized linking research with treatments that can help children and families in the near term.

One fruit of this effort is the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence Coordinating Center at Montclair State University, which works to ensure that individual researchers are aware of other developments in autism studies in the state.

Read more: Autism Conference Highlights Success in Linking Research to Treatments

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