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Regional Family Support Planning Councils
The Regional Family Support Planning Councils
In accordance with the 1993 Family Support Act, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities established the Regional Family Support Planning Councils (RFSPCs). The RFSPSCs provide a venue for parents and family members of people with developmental disabilities to exchange knowledge and information about family support services.
Members advocate for families and individuals with developmental disabilities at the local and state level on issues that directly impact their lives. They also collaborate with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Department of Children and Families, Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC) on how to better serve individuals and their families.
RFSPC members, through their regional councils, monitor and evaluate the service delivery system, and inform families about current issues. They also inform policymakers, make recommendations to DDD and CSOC , and advocate to local officials and state legislators about the needs of those who support a family member with developmental/intellectual disabilities living at home and in the community.
Find your Regional Family Support Planning Council’s meeting schedule and location here.
RFSPC members advise DDD and CSOC how the State can best meet the needs of families and individuals with developmental disabilities. Family members of people with developmental disabilities are encouraged to serve on a RFSPC. Councils generally meet monthly and may have up to 11 voting members. Members are reimbursed for reasonable transportation, child care, and other related costs.
For information on how to join one of the RFSPCs, contact, Kyoko Coco, Statewide Coordinator | Phone: 609-341-3112 | firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebekah Novemsky, Family Support Liaison| Phone: 609-984-4510 | email@example.com.