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Luncheon and Conference

Annual Self-Advocacy Luncheon

Saturday, April 13, 2024

On Zoom

Registration is now open!

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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! 

For more information as well as ads from our sponsors, you can read the Ad Journal below!

Spring Luncheon Fundraiser

The 2024 luncheon will feature a fundraising staple: t-shirts! The proceeds will support the work of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our network across the state of New Jersey. You can purchase them here for $25 + shipping in sizes Xs- 4XL. They will be shipped directly to you! There is also a donate option, if you wish to support further.



Schedule: 10am - 12pm

  • 9:30 am: Waiting Room
  • 10 am: Opening Remarks
  • 10:30 am: NJSSAN Council Updates
  • 10:45 am: Awards Ceremony
  • 11:15 am: Exhibitor Hall
  • 11:55 am: 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 “2024 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


  • Digital Advertisement (Full Page or Half Page): $600/$300
    • Your advertisement will be featured in our digital ad journal.
    • Size: 8.5" x 11" full page / 8.5" x 5.5" half page
  • Virtual Exhibitor Hall: $250
    • Engage our guests with your organization's information and resources during the Virtual Exhibitor Hall. Exhibitor Hall Sponsors are invited to share resources and contact information for distribution to attendees. We strongly recommend preparing a slideshow for your presentation.
  • Technology Fund: Custom Donation Amount
    • You can donate an amount of your choice to our technology fund. These funds help to ensure the conference is a high quality, streamlined, and accessible virtual event.
  • Congratulatory Message: (Full Page or Half Page): $600/$300
    • Your well wishes and congratulations to an award winner will be featured in our digital ad journal.
    • Size: 8.5" x 11" full page / 8.5" x 5.5" half page


If you choose to sponsor the event, please send your logo (and ad if applicable) to by March 29, 2024.

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The NJ Self-Advocacy Project is excited to bestow five (5) awards at this year's event. We want to highlight the incredible ways we have been greatly impressed by the members of our growing network of self-advocates, professionals, and supporters. If you'd like to nominate someone, please fill out the Nomination Form here.

  • Jane Miller Memorial Leadership Award: Ginamarie Williams
    • The Jane Miller Memorial Leadership Award is given to a self-advocate who has demonstrated quality leadership and self-advocacy skills.
  • Key Contributor Award: ESCNJ's Adult Community Services (ACS)
    • The Key Contributor Award is given to a self-advocate who has shown outstanding dedication towards attending a variety of self-advocacy virtual programming over the past year.
  • Prime Player Award: Noelle Anglade
    • The Prime Player Award is given to a self-advocate who has shown great creativity, enthusiasm, and team spirit during our weekly Brain Games sessions. 
  • "Healthy Lifestyles Project" Hero Award: Mark Morris Dance Company
  • The Unmatched Dedication Award:
    • The Unmatched Dedication Award is given to a professional in the field for their contributions to self-advocacy statewide. They have shown great respect for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and have used their immense skills, experience, and connections to support self-advocates and self-advocacy groups.



If you have any questions, please contact Frankie Bayak.


Phone/Fax: (732) 749-8514