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DD Training Resources is a new online database, funded by a grant from The NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities and run by The Arc of New Jersey's Family Institute. It pr ovides a wide range of information about trainings and support resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout the State of New Jersey.

DD Training Resources includes information and archived resources originating from state service systems, community providers, advocacy organizations and community resources. The trainings, resources, local New Jersey event calendar, national event calendar, and archived materials address a number of areas including, but not limited to, accessing services, navigating systems, individual rights, advocacy tools and finding resources in the community.

By providing information on all available sources of training, materials, advocacy and resources, we empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families so that they can address both immediate and long term issues.
For an overview of DD Training Resources, please watch the short video below.
There are so many benefits to using our database!
Looking for a resource? DD Training Resources contains a comprehensive list of resources that provide information for supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Topics include: advocacy, assistive technology, early intervention, education, employment, family support, legal, medical and transportation.

The database provides quick and easy access to contact information for agencies in these categories including phone numbers, email addresses, and website links.
The Archived Materials page contains links to a collection of training materials from different sources and archived in one place. Each agency listed offers different types of educational materials such as fact sheets, webinars, podcasts and helpful guides and tool kits related to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

You can use the search bar to type in keywords relating to the resource you wish to find (for example: “webinars” or "autism"). 
Our event calendars offer a wide variety of trainings for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and professionals in the field. There is a calendar for events held in New Jersey and one for events throughout the country. New trainings are added routinely.

You can try different calendar views, search for events, keep a list of "Favorite" events, subscribe to our calendar, and even share events on social media! Agencies and individuals can submit relevant events to our calendars. Read below for instructions on how to submit.
Does your organization provide trainings and workshops for people with I/DD and their families?

You can list your events on our website!
There are 3 ways to connect with our calendar. You can (1) manually submit an event for approval, (2) sync your pre-existing Google Calendar to ours, or (3) request Author Privileges for our calendar and add/edit your own events at your convenience.

If you have questions about any of these options, please contact us!
What option is best for me?
If you want to share a single event, use OPTION 1.

If you have a Google Calendar with multiple events throughout the year that you would like to share, use OPTION 2.

If you have multiple events throughout the year that you would like to share, but DO NOT use Google Calendar, use OPTION 3.

Submit an Event for Approval

  • Go to www.DDTrainingResources.org.
  • Click NATIONAL EVENT CALENDAR or LOCAL EVENT CALENDAR on the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  • Hit the pink “Submit Event” button.
  • Fill out the information for your event, read and agree to the disclaimer, and click “Submit Event”.
  • A notification will be sent to DD Training Resources for approval. Once your event is approved it will be listed on the website!
Sync Your Calendar

  • If you have a pre-existing Google Calendar that is already in use, you can sync it to the DD Training Resources Calendar. Events will automatically be updated with no need for any upkeep by you!
  • On a computer, open Google Calendar.
  • In the top right, click Settings (gear icon).
  • Click the name of the calendar you want to share.
  • Open Access permissions.
  • Copy the "Address in iCal format".
  • E-mail this link to us at DDTrainingResource@ArcNJ.org.
  • We can walk you through this process, just let us know if you have a Google Calendar and are interested in this option!
Become a Calendar Author

  • You may qualify to become a Calendar Author by request.
  • You will then be able to sign in and add/edit events without the need for approval.
  • Contact us at DDTrainingResources@ArcNJ.org or call (732)749-8514 to learn more about this option.
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