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Luncheon and Conference

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The event is going virtual this year!

It will take place on Zoom. See below for registration, award nominations, sponsorship, and schedule!

You can view our Ad Journal for the event by clicking here or on the image below.


Registration is now open! The event is free with options to donate. Registration will provide you with the link to the join the Zoom room on the day of the event. Click here or on the button below to register!

About The Event

Each year, the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project and the New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network work together to host the annual Spring Into Action Awards Luncheon. The event is an opportunity for Self-Advocates and Allies to network, learn about current advocacy issues, and celebrate the accomplishments of Self-Advocates over the past year. This year, we will host the Spring Into Action Luncheon virtually! 


  • Signing on before 10:00 AM will put you in the virtual Waiting Room until the event begins.
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Opening Remarks
    • Includes a special video message from Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney 
  • 10:30 - 10:45 AM: NJSSAN Council Updates
  • 10:45 - 11:15 AM: Awards Ceremony
  • 11:15 - 11:30 AM: Fifteen Minute Intermission
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Exhibitor Hall
  • 12:00 - 12:45 PM: Lunch with 3 Breakout Room options

1. "Brain Games Room": Participants can play a fun game (Hey Robot) led by an NJSAP team member or simply spectate.
2. "Icebreakers & Networking Room”: Socialize and network with ice breakers led by an NJSAP team member.
3. “Zen Room”: Featuring mellow music and guided meditation using food prompts. Feel free to just relax here.

  • 12:45 - 1:45 PM: Inclusive Dance Class led by Helene Lynch and Jean Anne Principato with "Look Who’s Dancing"
  • 1:45 - 2:00 PM: Closing Remarks


As a nonprofit organization, we depend upon the generous support of sponsors to make this event a reality. Sponsors will be featured in our digital ad journal and all promotional materials for the event. 

Please review the information below regarding the various sponsorship opportunities, which directly support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, all monetary donations made to The Arc of New Jersey are 100% tax deductible.  

Fill out the online form below to sponsor the event.

If you prefer to pay by check, please fill out the downloadable form below and email it to 

Please make all checks payable to The Arc of New Jersey and kindly note “2021 Luncheon Sponsor” in the memo line. You can mail the check to:

ATTN: New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project, 985 Livingston Avenue, North Brunswick, NJ 08902. 

Available Sponsorships

  • Ad Journal Full Page: $600: Your logo and message will be featured in our virtual ad journal. Size: 8.5" x 11", color
  • Ad Journal Half Page: $300: Your logo and message will be featured in our virtual ad journal. Size: 8.5" x 5.5", color
  • Breakout Sessions: $1500 (3 available): Your logo will be featured in the ad journal, social media promotions, and luncheon promotions preceding/during the event 
  • Exhibitor Hall: $250: Attend our exhibitor hall and engage our guests with your information and resources during the scheduled Exhibitor Hall session of the event.

If you choose to sponsor the event, please send your logo (and ad if applicable) to by April 5, 2021.

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Awards given during the event include:

The Jane Miller Memorial Leadership Award

The Heroes Award

Exceptional Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

The Group Achievement Award

To nominate someone for an award, fill out the online form here. The deadline for award nominations is March 8, 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Frankie Bayak.


Phone/Fax: (732) 749-8514