September 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

Ahead of Election Day 2019, The Arc of New Jersey is creating a Get Out the Vote Guide that will help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families prepare before heading to the polls. The annual Guide, which will include an FAQ, an important timeline outlining voting dates and

The Community Health Law Project can provide low cost guardianship services to residences in Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union Counties.
EdgeUcation

"Every year there are hundreds of special ed disputes between school districts and families. The Department of Education has issued new rules in hopes of settling them more quickly."
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!
Growth Through Opportunity: Law Enforcement Cadet Internship Opportunity Available!

Beginning in October 2019, The Arc of New Jersey is offering an opportunity to anyone over the age of 18 who has a developmental disability and is looking for a chance to build job skills alongside law enforcement officers in Monmouth County. Working with Growth Through Opportunity (GTO) and The Arc of New Jersey's Project HIRE, we are looking for individuals who are interested in participating as a Cadet, in a 16 week internship program, working 4 hours a day, 4 days a week at a law enforcement agency located in Monmouth County. In their capacity as a volunteer Cadet, people with disabilities will learn transferable job skills and will strengthen safety, fitness and confidence, as well as being a vital part of disability awareness in their community. The GTO program begins in October and there will be openings in both fall and spring.

If you are interested, please call Adam Kubler, Director of Project HIRE at The Arc of New Jersey, at (732)246-7605 or email  akubler@arcnj.org  to learn more about this exciting new Program!
Mission to Transition

Community Living Education Project
The primary role of CLEP is to help individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families / caregivers explore the possibilities of community living. With a focus on person-centered planning, CLEP encourages informed decision-making, to help families and caregivers make the choices that best meet the needs and wishes of their loved ones. 
Navigating the System

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute was busy all summer scheduling webinars, booking college tours and updating ALL our fact sheets. Take a look below!



Upcoming Events
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Road to Employment
Updated in June 2019, this manual contains the operational policies of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
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