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NJSSAN Councils

Welcome to Council 2!

Council 2 consists of  Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties. Council 2 supports people with disabilities to be their own advocates and to know their rights and responsibilities. We work on a variety of issues such as Person First Language, public outreach, advocating for improved transportation, promoting healthy living, voting, governmental affairs, and fundraising. Council 2 is dedicated to gaining respect and equal rights for all people with disabilities and to support them to live and thrive in the community.   Our meetings are open to anyone who would like to join us. We meet on the fourth Thursday of every month, from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  

Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently taking place by virtually.

To participate in the Council 2 Zoom meeting, follow the instructions in the "Upcoming Meeting" section.

If you have any problems or questions, please call or text Erin directly: (732) 246-2525, ext. 26

Recent Events

Our last meeting took place from 4:30pm-6:30pm on October 22, 2020 by Zoom call.

Ashley Ritchey, Director of NJSAP, presented a voting training for Council 2. They talked about the new dates for the Luncheon and Conference. The group voted on and approved the C2 2021 dates and went over the details for HLP LIVE and the Stay Healthy At Home Webinars. They talked about the FY2021 budget and what was passed. They suggested new topics of interest for trainings and webinars: staying safe online, rights at the doctors office, employment and finding a job, finding a job in childcare, cooking, financial independence and learn more about webinars and how to find webinars to attend. They reviewed the 2020 goals so they can start to think about the goals for 2021.

Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will take place from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020 by Zoom.

To get the link to participate in the next Council 2 Zoom meeting, email to be added to the Council 2 email list.

Council 2

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic & Union Counties

Advisor: Erin Smithers
732-246-2525 x 26