February 15th, 2019

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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February 19th, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

More and more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are choosing to live within the community and are using housing vouchers to do it! It's important that individuals with I/DD and their caregivers understand the Fair Housing system.

Fair Housing is not an option, it’s the law. The Fair Housing Act promotes integrated communities by making it illegal to discriminate against protected classes, which includes people with I/DD.

Hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by Mariela Santana, Bilingual Community Educator at New Jersey Citizen Action, this webinar will discuss what the Fair Housing Act prohibits, what protected classes are and why it’s an important law.

For additional information and to register, click here.

February 20th, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families begin to think about the transition from high school to adult life, they often wonder about what services are available in the adult world to support someone with I/DD to live as independently as possible.

Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute for this informative webinar by Nkechi Ugoji, Senior Coordinator, Transition, Policy & Training for the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities as she discusses what DDD has to offer and how to plan for the transition to DDD services.

For additional information and to register, click here.

February 21st, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Guest speaker Travis Akins, Founder and CEO of Growth Through Opportunity (GTO), will discuss the program he initiated in Texas "Growth Through Opportunity: A Unique Way to Enhance Employment, Safety and Inclusive Communities", which provides an opportunity for people with I/DD to work with their local law enforcement community.

This one hour webinar will provide an overview of the all-in-one community and work relations program and the ongoing progress is has achieved.  For additional information and to register, click here.

March 6th, 2019

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities continues to transition to the fee-for-service system and 2019 graduates approach the end of the school year, families will be asked to choose a support coordinator.  Your support coordinator is a critical part of you and your family member’s ability to successfully access and maintain services.  The graduating class of 2019 will need to identify a support coordinator before services can begin after graduation.

If you do not have a support coordinator or would like to select a new one, join us for a “Meet the Support Coordination Agencies” event.  Meet the agencies currently serving Essex County to make the best choice for you and your family.

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