To address a broad range of issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, The Arc of New Jersey coordinates the following programs and projects:
Coalition for Prevention
The New Jersey Coalition for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities works to mobilize individuals, agencies, government, communities and families in a strong statewide effort to reduce the incidence of preventable developmental disabilities.
Criminal Justice Advocacy
The Criminal Justice Advocacy Program is the only one of its kind in New Jersey that provides alternatives to incarceration on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities who are defendants in the criminal justice system through advocacy, case management, education, and training.
The Family Advocacy Program organizes and assists family members of individuals with developmental disabilities in advocating at the state level for positive changes in public policy related to issues faced by individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Director of Governmental Affairs works collaboratively with the Legislature and the Administration to insure that the well-being of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is a priority both legislatively and in each fiscal budget.
Mainstreaming Medical Care
The Director of the Mainstreaming Medical Care Program advocates for quality health care for people with developmental disabilities and monitors and advocates for changes in Medicaid and Medicare that affect individuals with developmental disabilities.
Project HIRE is an employment placement and training program for adults with developmental disabilities and provides transition services designed to assist schools in developing and implementing quality transition plans for students in special education programs.
The New Jersey Self Advocacy Project supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in learning the skills necessary to speak for themselves, organizing around issues of importance to them, and working collectively on projects of their choosing.