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Public Policy

The Arc of New Jersey engages in ongoing advocacy and oversight on issues related to transparency, communication and regulations within the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Our program directors sit on a variety of committees, task forces and coalitions working on issues such as prevention, early intervention, special education, family support, employment, and healthcare. The Arc of New Jersey's legislative activities include monitoring and responding to all state legislation and budget issues that will impact individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and provider agencies. In addition, we also weigh in with New Jersey's congressional delegation on national issues. 

If you care about these issues and want to get involved, join our e-Advovacy Network. It is a free and easy way to support our advocacy efforts and to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Federal Advocacy:

In addition to our advocacy on the state level, The Arc of New Jersey is in frequent contact with members of New Jersey's congressional delegation on matters of importance to people with IDD and their families. Please visit The Arc US web site for additional information about federal priorities in the current congressional session.