Every five years, the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) develops a State Plan that reflects a comprehensive review of major service systems and issues as they affect New Jersey children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
The 5 year plan outlines goals and activities that the NJCDD will implement in order to bring about system change and drives decisions about how staff and funding are used.
Right now, NJCDD is developing its Five-Year State Plan for the period from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2026.
This is where you can help.
NJCDD gathering input and they want to hear from individuals with I/DD, families, caregivers, service providers and other stakeholders about what is working for people with developmental disabilities; what needs to change; and, how it could be changed.
The NJCDD is particularly interested in reaching under-served communities in New Jersey.
Stakeholders can provide input through:
· An upcoming virtual public hearing on July 20th at 7pm
· An online survey, in English, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese
· A letter or email message to the NJCDD
· A phone call to the NJCDD
· Social media posts
They are accepting input through July 31, 2020. To learn more, access the survey, and/or register for a hearing, click here: