Navigating Residential Options for Your
Adult Child ID/DD and Finding Supports
Please join the Office of Congressman Andy Kim for an
event for families of adults with an
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 @ 12:00 P.M. - 1 P.M.
(you must pre-register to attend) RSVP by September 16
Learn your rights and how to advocate for an adult with ID/DD who lives in a residential facility. Our panel is prepared to hold an open dialogue to help.
- Paul Aronsohn - New Jersey's Ombudsman for Individuals with ID/DD and Their Families
- Lisa Parles, Esq. - Parles Rekem LLP
- Mercedes Witowsky - Executive Director, The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities
- Dorothy Blakeslee - Parent Advocate, Regional Family Support Planning Council
Time will be allotted to ask your questions and/or send your questions in advance to: Lynette.Whiteman@mail.house.gov
Community Webinars & Virtual Activities
AUGUST SUPPORT GROUPS
Pre-Registration NOW OPEN!
The 2nd Annual NJ Youth Transition Conference
will be held virtually
the week of October 3rd-7th, 2022!
Now Offering Certificates of Attendance
Featuring presentations by:
The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE)
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD)
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVRS)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
NJ Division of Disability Services (DDS)
Community Health Law Project (CHLP)
NJ Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJAPSE)
Rutgers Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
The Arc Planning for Adult Life (PFAL)
Attention: Individuals with I/DD and Your Parents or Caregivers!
Participate in Our
To register, fill out our pre-participation.
Stipends will be provided.
The purposes of the focus groups are to:
- Increase understanding about diversity, equity, cultural competence, and linguistic responsiveness.
- Increase access to information and supports for people with I/DD from underserved communities and their families.
The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is partnering with the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) to provide assistance to The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities to assist them to increase their cultural and linguistic competence, diversity, and equity.Join us for free virtual groups which offer a safe, confidential place to talk and share.The Impact of Social Isolation on Children with Autism and their Families - Click here for webinarWhat Genetic Testing Reveals: The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Click here for webinarWebinar Archive - Click hereHelping Children Process Grief & Loss During COVID-19In this webinar, Dr. Eric Lewandowski will review what to expect when children lose a loved one, about supporting the process of grief in children. The webinar will also discuss challenges of COVID-19 crisis for grieving families and present ideas to help manage this difficult time. Finally, this webinar will review signs that children may be in need of additional support or treatment.Roadmap to Planning for your Loved Ones with Disabilities