The Arc of New Jersey is the state's largest organization advocating for and serving citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of New Jersey is an affiliated chapter of The Arc, and community-based services are available statewide through our strong network of Local County Chapters.


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The Arc of NJ Mainstreaming Medical Care Webinar on the 2015 changes to Medicare Part D Drug Plans for Dual-Eligibles is now available online.


Do you shop on Amazon? Now you can make those shopping trips support The Arc of New Jersey as well. Log on to www.smile.amazon.com, and chose The Arc of NJ as your charity of choice!! 


Download The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute's Problem Form and let us help you navigate the system.


The Arc of New Jersey is organizing our annual holiday card drive to Governor Chris Christie.Print the card above asking for the Governor's support for additional housing for people with I/DD as well as our initiative to tackle the long list of individuals on the Priority Waiting List in critical need of assistance. In addition to your signature, please feel free to personalize these cards with a short message about why these are such important issues. You may also want to include a photo of your loved one with the card for further personalization.Click Here to view and download this years Annual Holiday Card.

The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, has created a new fact sheet Fact Sheet on Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites I/DD Who Have Medicaid and Private Health Insurance. Click Here to view. 
 


Toys''R''Us, Inc. has a long history of supporting the special needs community. For 20 years, we have published the Toys''R''Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, an easy-to-use resource featuring specially selected toys that encourage play for children with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities.This complimentary, one-of-a-kind resource speaks to a child's individual needs and offers qualified toy recommendations based on research from the National Lekotek Center, a nonprofit organization that evaluates all of the toys featured in the Guide.  Click Here to view this years Holiday toy guide.

Events

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, The Arc of New Jersey and some of our families attended the Statehouse, on November 13th. Senator Nellie Pou, Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly, and Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter hand delivered this Proclamation recognizing November as National Family Caregivers Month. Click Here to see highlights from National Caregivers Day.

Voting Survey Still Open!!

Every year The Arc of New Jersey publishes information to assist individuals in registering to VOTE, educating themselves about the voting process and candidates, and how to get out and VOTE on Election Day. This survey will help us better understand voting behavior, particularly for New Jerseyans with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and their families.By filling out this quick survey, you can help us get a better understanding of what educational materials might be helpful in the future so that ALL citizens can get out and VOTE!The Survey will be opened up until December 31st. Click Here to participate in the survey.

DDD Begins Fee for Service Transition

The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (serving individuals 21 years of age and older) is moving closer to implementing a fee for service system. To prepare families for this shift, the Division has begun to develop materials and training. Click Here for more information.