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The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project


3/5/24: Working and You, Perfect Together

This presentation will explore the "why" of competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities as well as discuss how to get access to employment supports to make it a reality. We will review how DDD and DVRS services can be combined to help ensure employment success and show individuals how they can get information about their benefits and working.

Amy Watts has a BS in Psychology and 30 years of experience supporting people with disabilities in a wide variety of settings across NJ. Being a family member of someone who experiences developmental and mental health diagnoses, she knows the value and necessity of person-centered planning. She is also an advocate of employment for all people. Amy is the Program and Community Liasian at the Progressive Center for Independent Living, is a member of DDAN, and on the Board of NJAPSE.

Adam Kubler has a BS in social work and over 15 years of experience in workforce development and has worked with a wide range of individuals, including those living with disabilities in work readiness and employment. He also directed the Arc of New Jersey’s supported employment program, Project HIRE. Adam also possesses a Certified Work Incentive Practitioner certification. He is currently a staff person at the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, a board member of NJAPSE and a member of DDAN.