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
    Intellectual/Developmental Disability​



    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 @ 12:00 P.M. - 1 P.M.

    Virtual Event



    (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.

    Panel Participants:

    • 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


    Click here for interactive PDF

    ABA Webinar

    Register here 

    Suicide Prevention Webinar

    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

    for Professionals!

    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) 

    AND MORE! 

    Pre-Register TODAY!



    Attention: Individuals with I/DD and Your Parents or Caregivers! 

    Participate in Our
    ​Focus Groups! 

    To register, fill out our pre-participation.
    ​Stipends will be provided.

    Register Here


    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. 




     Click here for an interactive PDF of all NJ Hope and Healing/RWJ Barnabas Health virtual offerings

    NJ Hope
     Join us for free virtual groups which offer a safe, confidential place to talk and share. 

    Family Resource Network
    The Impact of Social Isolation on Children with Autism and their Families - Click here for webinar
    What Genetic Testing Reveals: The Benefits of Genetic Testing for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Click here for webinar
    Webinar Archive - Click here

    Helping Children Process Grief & Loss During COVID-19
    In 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.

    Click here to register

    Roadmap to Planning for your Loved Ones with Disabilities