Self advocates meet regularly to act on and discuss relevant changes to system delivery, public policy, public perception, and build on self esteem and confidence. Contact 609-861-7100 or for more information about Self Advocacy.

For further Advocacy Support contact one of the following resources:

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute    (732) 246-2525  Their goal is to help families find the tools and resources they need to navigate the system of care. We are dedicated to providing timely information and bridging the gap between service changes and families. We will do this by providing advocacy and education on services, transition and system issues, individual issues and so much more.

Arc NJ Criminal Justice Advocacy Program (732) 246-2525  The CJAP serves as a clearinghouse for information about offenders, victims and witnesses with developmental disabilities and serves as a liaison between the criminal justice and human service systems, monitoring the quality of care and service provided to those with developmental disabilities as they move from one system to another.

NJ Regional Family Support Planning Council  (609) 341-3112  The RFSPSCs provide a venue for parents and family members of people with developmental disabilities to exchange knowledge and information about family support services. Members advocate for families and individuals with developmental disabilities at the local and state level on issues that directly impact their lives. They also collaborate with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Department of Children and Families, Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC) on how to better serve individuals and their families.

NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities (609) 292-3745 The NJCDD provides a platform for individuals, family members, advocates, and public and private agencies to develop a coordinated social policy for advancing the rights and opportunities of New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities.