Events

January 15th, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Building relationships with local law enforcement and first responders can help prevent possible misunderstandings from occurring. Join us as Jessica Oppenheim, Director of The Arc of New Jersey’s Criminal Justice Advocacy Program, discusses how families and caregivers can build theses positive relationships and what to do if a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability becomes involved in the criminal justice system.

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January 16th, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As students in special education prepare to enter adulthood, there are several areas that need to be addressed. One of the most important is for individuals with I/DD who are turning 18 years old to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. Join us for this informative presentation which will discuss why applying for SSI and Medicaid is important, the steps you need to take to prepare to apply, and then how to apply for this important benefit.

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January 17th, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Professor Heather Ellis Cucolo, J.D., is an adjunct professor with New York Law School, co-owner of the Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates educational company and the author of numerous books and articles on topics related to sexual offending and mental disability. Please join us for an informative hour in which Professor Cucolo will provide an overview of this difficult, multi-layered issue.

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January 30th, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

People with I/DD and mental health needs and their families often struggle to get the help they need. This webinar will review two recent projects that aimed to learn more about what these individuals need and how to better support them and their families.

During this webinar, presenters from The Arc, Boston University, and The Intellectual Developmental Disability Mental Health (IDD-MH) Research Partnership will discuss their projects, results, and next steps.

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