June 2019
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute provides caregivers with the necessary resources and education to access the appropriate supports and services for their loved one with an intellectual and developmental disability.
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Governmental Affairs Update

May was an incredibly busy month of advocacy for The Arc of NJ and our local county chapters. In addition to monitoring and supporting several bills related to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, a
Don't Let Summer Be The Hungriest Time of The Year

Free summer meals are available to children and teens ages 18 and younger at safe places like schools, parks, churches and other sites in your community all summer long.
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.
We welcome your feedback on our new DD Training Resources website!
Mission to Transition

Personal Assistance Service Program (PASP)
PASP is a supplemental personal care program designed for NJ residents, ages 18 to 70, who have permanent physical disabilities, are capable of directing their own services, and are either employed, preparing for employment, attending school, or involved in community volunteer work. PASP provides routine, non-medical personal care assistance based on individual need, up to a maximum of 40 hrs./week. PASP eligibility is not income based
Navigating the System

The Revised Family Crisis Handbook: A Mental Health, Stabilization, and Wellness Toolkit
This resource is for individuals with an intellectual and developmental disabilities disabilities who have a dual diagnosis, their families, and professional caregivers.  A dual diagnosis means the person has been diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability and a mental health condition.
Upcoming Events
Save the date and mark your calendar for these upcoming events. Click the picture to the left to visit our calendar.
Road to Employment
JAN Solution Showcase Videos
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) launched a series of "Solution Showcase" videos exploring different assistive technology accommodation solutions for workers with a variety of disabilities. Topics include smartpens, speech recognition, alternative mice, iPad accessibility, Windows accessibility, and more. The videos can be accessed through JAN’s Multimedia Training Microsite.
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