Events

August 18th, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Ashley Ritchey, this webinar is all about the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project (NJSAP) and NJ Statewide Self-Advocacy Network (NJSSAN), the largest self-advocacy organization in the state. It will cover what NJSAP is, who is involved, and the various services and supports we provide. We will review past events, current programming, and upcoming self-advocacy activities. We will also discuss the structure of the NJ Statewide Self-Advocacy Network and how we work together to support self-advocacy throughout New Jersey.

For additional information and to register, click here.

August 25th, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*This is a recording of a previous webinar that took place on April 21, 2020* Experience it for the first time or rewatch it to gain a better understanding of the topic. The question box will be open and we will respond to any questions 24 hours after the event.

Presented by Erin Smithers, Information and Referral Coordinator, this webinar is all about healthy communication & boundaries during the "stay at home" order, as well as ways to stay connected while we are apart. Erin will present various ways to stay active and engaged as a self-advocate. We will also discuss how self-advocates are currently using technology instead of in-person meetings and how you can get involved in advocacy activities.

For additional information and to register, click here.

September 8th, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Being able to make your own decisions about your own life is one of the most important rights that people have. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have the same right to make decisions about their lives as people without disabilities. However, their ability to make their own decisions is often questioned by teachers, doctors, family members, and others. Research has shown that individuals with reduced self-determination have diminished quality of life outcomes and are less likely to live and be integrated into their community. Guardianship can be an obstacle to the development of self-determination skills. However, people with I/DD are at an increased risk of being placed under guardianship, and guardianship is frequently still the only option presented and utilized by families and supporters of people with I/DD. This webinar will describe guardianship and less restrictive decision-making alternatives, as well as help debunk some of the myths about guardianship and supported decision-making that persist.

For additional information and to register, click here.

September 15th, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Alliance Center for Independence and REV UP - NJ will present an informative and interactive workshop on the rights of people with developmental disabilities to vote. On November 3rd voters will go to polls (or mail their ballots) and select a president, members of congress and Senators. Don't be left out of the election process. This workshop, geared towards first time voters, will discuss the process of voting from registration to casting your vote, while emphasizing your right to vote as a US Citizen.

For additional information and to register, click here.

September 16th, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 


We have learned so much during this time of social distancing. We continued to teach the MAPs Classes to our students! Let the PFAL staff share tips that we have learned along the way to help create an environment to assist your student in participating in virtual learning.
 
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