The Family Institute
For more than sixty years, The Arc of New Jersey has been committed to providing information and advocacy to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Ensuring that families have the tools they need and are empowered to act have been our top priorities.
Over the years, The Arc of New Jersey’s programs and projects have focused on helping families and their loved ones receive the supports and services they need. We've learned that when families receive the proper information, training, mentoring, support and advocacy families can make a difference in the lives of all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute is dedicated to providing timely information, advocacy, support and training to family members of an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It consolidates all of our outreach and support to families under one program and greatly expands upon the activities that we are currently providing to families. It is crafted with the knowledge and expertise of our past initiatives in mind, and strives to harness the growing enthusiasm of families currently engaged with The Arc.
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute is dedicated to providing families with advocacy, empowerment, education, and resources. Visit our website HERE.
What We Offer
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute helps family members gain the tools necessary to become an effective advocate as well as support families as they try and navigate the service delivery systems. As changes take place within the service delivery systems, it is vital for families to stay connected with an organization that can provide the most recent and updated information.
We supply families with the information they need to stay informed in order to better advocate on behalf of their loved one.
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute does this through:
- Email updates regarding important issues
- Action alerts on upcoming legislation
- The Family Advocate, a monthly e-newsletter
- and through other exclusive advocacy resources.
Training and Education
- Webinars, workshops and presentations
You are not alone in your advocacy when you are a member of The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute.
Visit our website HERE!
We love hearing from you. Please submit any questions, suggestions, or general feedback. We appreciate your comments or concerns and will respond to them as soon as possible.
Lisa Ford, Director, The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute
Cheryl Crick, Coordinator, Family Advocacy Program and Advocacy Services