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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Maximizing Services & Supports During the Transition Years From School to Adult Life
English webinar on March 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM EST, register at http://bit.ly/1Ib44pL
Spanish webinar on March 4, 2015 at 6:00PM EST, register at http://bit.ly/1DDckYW
School Districts and other agencies involved in the education of students with disabilities are required to provide intensive services to ensure students are able to achieve success after graduation in employment, further education and independent living. This webinar will explore critical transition planning concepts along with strategies to ensure that appropriate services are provided. Presented by Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, Attorneys at Law and hosted by The Arc of NJ Family Institute.

DDD letter to individuals not enrolled on Medicaid

On February 16, 2015 DDD sent a letter to Individuals who are not currently receiving DDD services and who are not enrolled on Medicaid, informing them their file would be closed effective March 31, 2015. Click here for more information.

The Arc of New Jersey's Board President Robert Hage voiced his concerns, about some of the provisions in the State's Home and Community Based draft Transition Plan, at the Department of Human Services’ public input session this morning. Bob spoke about his daughter, who has developmental disabilities, and how the State's proposed Plan will impact her and other individuals with I/DD in New Jersey. Also, if you haven't done so already, you can still weigh in with your thoughts about the plan through Feb. 26. To read the full version of the testimony, Click Here. 

 

Action Alert!

We want to bring to your attention a proposed plan by the State that will fundamentally shift the way services are provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These changes may have a serious impact on your loved one. Families and stakeholders have until Feb. 26, 2015 to provide feedback. Click here to see more information.

 

With the implementation of the new Medicaid-based, fee-for-service system anticipated in July 2015, The Division of Developmental Disabilities is continuing to develop resources to assist you in understanding this transition and how it is expected to impact individuals, families and providers. The Division of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to offer two seminars one open only to providers and one open only to families – that will provide a basic understanding of the function of Support Coordination in the new system.Click here for more information and how to register for the upcoming seminars. 


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Events

2015 Equal Justice Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 15th Annual Equal Justice conference is now open! Click Here to register for this year's conference.

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers University is conducting a survey. Click here for more information, and to learn how you can participate.

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.