February 2019
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute is dedicated to providing the resources and referrals necessary to navigate through the system of care. We provide timely information and work to bridge the gap between service changes and families.
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Governmental Affairs Update

In the month of January, The Arc of New Jersey weighed in on a number of bills making their way
through the legislative process and continued to advocate for funding in the FY20 State Budget for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Department of Health held a Budget Listening Session and our organization testified before the Commissioner and high-ranking
members of his team about early intervention services as well as treatment and transition of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities currently living at one of the state’s
Research and Surveys

Periodically, The Arc of New Jersey receives requests to disseminate information regarding surveys and research studies focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities and related topics. It is the policy of The Arc of New Jersey to post information about these surveys and research studies on this page, enabling visitors to click on the related links if they are interested in participating. Only surveys and studies which are sponsored by an accredited educational authority or nationally recognized research entity, and/or approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) will be posted. 
EdgeUcation

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone – not a single, one-size-fits-all solution, but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.
Click the picture above to download, "A Parent's Guide to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)."
Mission to Transition

2 Important ABLE Account Updates from The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) :

Navigating the System


Housing News: New law gives up to five years of payments for housing, other needs. Gov. Phil Murphy says ‘more permanent solutions to this challenge’ are necessary.
Upcoming Events
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Road to Employment
YES! Youth Employment Solutions Center
Check out the list of resources which are intended to support competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our new website is up and ready!
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 provides 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.
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