Welcome to Council 5!
Council 5 consists of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties. Council 5 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 5 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 third Wednesday of every month, from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently taking place on Zoom.
To participate in the Council 5 Zoom Meeting please see the "Upcoming Meeting" section.
If you have any problems or questions, please contact Ashley Ritchey: (732-743-8345 / ARitchey@ArcNJ.org) or Erin Smithers (732-246-2525 x 26 / ESmithers@ArcNJ.org).
Our last meeting took place on February 17th, 2021 on Zoom.
Our next meeting will take place from 3:30pm-4:30pm on March 17th on Zoom.
To participate in the Council 5 Zoom call, please email NJSAP@ArcNJ.org to be added to the Council 5 email list and receive further meeting information.