February 28th, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Long-term planning is essential for individuals with disabilities and their families – regardless of age or level of disability. This practical webinar, hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute, will help families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities identify key areas where planning is needed and steps they can take to be prepared for the future. Topics discussed will include: accessing government services, guardianship, special needs trusts, employment, medical care, housing & in-home supports and care coordination.


  • Liz Shea, Of Counsel, Porzio Bromberg & Newman (former Assistant Commissioner, NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities)
  • Deirdre Wheatley-Liss, Principal, Porzio Bromberg & Newman

For additional information and to register, click here.

March 6th, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys at Law, attendees will learn strategies and techniques to work with the Child Study Team to avoid due process.

For additional information and to register, click here.

March 14th, 2018

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Are you looking for a full or part time job where you can make a difference?  Join The Arc of Essex County on Wednesday, March 14th to learn about employment opportunities working with individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Openings include:

  • Program Managers
  • Shift Supervisors
  • Consumer Support Specialist
  • Adult Services Assistant Directors
  • Direct Support Professionals: Program Aides, Technicians, & Counselors
  • Respite Workers
  • Seasonal Camp Counselors

Interested individuals should submit an employment application on The Arc of Essex County's website ( prior to attending.  Candidates should bring multiple copies of their resume and be prepared to interview.  For questions, call (973) 535-1181 ext. 1256.

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March 22nd, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities continues to transition to the fee-for-service system, families will be asked to choose a support coordinator.  Your support coordinator will be critical to the success for you and your family member in accessing and maintaining services.  Families must choose their support coordinator before they transition into the new system!  Additionally, the graduating class of 2018 will need to identify a support coordinator before services can begin after graduation.

Join us for a “Meet the Support Coordination Agencies” event to meet the agencies currently serving Essex County to make the best choice for you and your family.

Thursday, March 22
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The Arc of Essex County’s Main Office
123 Naylon Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039

A light dinner will be served.  For additional information and to RSVP,
contact Candes Reid at (973) 535-1181 ext. 1247 or

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