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What’s Your Advocacy?
#2 – Training Families and Self-Advocates to Participate in our Democracy
Here are some of the topics on which advocates would like to focus in the near future:
On Saturday, January 21, at the Crowne Plaza in Monroe Twp., the NJCDD held its first of a series of developmental disability advocacy seminars entitled What’s Your Advocacy. More than 120 developmental disabilities advocates joined us to learn more about how to effectively speak out for their rights and support needs and the rights and needs of their loved ones, as well as to identify the issues and advocacy goals that are most important to people with developmental disabilities in New Jersey.
On the National and State Level
Living Wages for DSPs
Special Ed./ The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
On the Local Level
Inclusive Recreation Programs
Family-friendly guides to working with DDD/DHS
Accessible Voting Locations
High School Transition Plans/Services
Holding Agencies Accountable
More Advocacy Training
The NJCDD is now planning our next FREE advocacy training seminar, which will take place on Saturday, August 19 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration begins at 9 am, the conference begins at 10 am).
For this next FREE event, we’ll be partnering with the Alliance Center for Independence and the Rev UP! New Jersey campaign to prepare New Jersey residents and their families for voting, speaking up to their elected leaders, and fully participating in our democracy.
Event Details : This day-long event will feature
- Guest Speakers
- Roundtable Discussions
- Fun and Informative Learning Exercises
- Voting Booth Tutorials
- Networking Opportunities
- Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided for all Attendees!
Hyatt Regency Princeton
102 Carnegie Center Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
9:00am to 4:00pm
(registration begins at 9:00am; event begins at 10:00am)
Deadline is August 14, 2017
If accommodations are required, please contact the NJCDD by August 7 at 609-292-3745
Register online in the form below, or by contacting NJCDD Disability Specialist, Dennie Todd at: firstname.lastname@example.org
609-984-4516 or online.
Transportation Assistance Available!
The NJCDD will be providing complimentary shuttle services to and from the event, picking up attendees at the Trenton Transportation Center and Princeton Junction Train Station.