Family Support Coalition of NJ

Who we Are

The Family Support Coalition of New Jersey is an advocacy partnership between families who include a family member

with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) and provider agencies who serve those families and individuals  throughout New Jersey.

Our Vision

Accessible, person/family-centered services meeting lifespan support needs for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families



Attend a meeting


February 16

Current challenges facing children with I/DD and their families in NJ: Barriers and potential solutions

March 16

Sharing Your Story to Influence Meaningful Change: Tips to Giving Testimony

Colleen McLaughlin, Associate Director
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


May 18

June 15

September 21

November 19


Meetings are  held from 10:00am to 12:30pm 

Due to the current COIVD-19  pandemic, in-person meetings have been suspended.  At this time we plan to hold all 2021 meetings via Zoom.
The meeting link will be provided to all registered members via email  1-2 days prior to each meeting date. 
Previously, meetings were held at the Lawrenceville Library. Once we can safely meet  in person again a location(s) will be confirmed with an option to attend virtually.     

Our Meetings are ALso streamed live on FACEBOOK! 
go tO:  Family Support Coalition of New Jersey | Facebook

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                            Its 2021- ACT NOW!
                We continue to partner with the
and remain committed to securing competitive
for direct support professionals (DSPs)
    who support individuals with intellectual and
       developmental disabilities (I/DD) in NJ.

      The ongoing pandemic continues to highlight the critical role of DSPs, and continued investment by NJ lawmakers is needed to bring wages in line with the high-level of responsibility and skill needed for the job.
      As part of our 2021 advocacy for higher DSP wages, we need to put the faces of DSPs front and center on our social media pages. It is important
NJ policymakers see and hear from dedicated DSPs who enrich the lives of individuals with I/DD, those they serve, and their families.
 The Coalition is planning to make a little video to show our gratitude for their unwavering commitment to the people they serve, but we need your help to make it happen!

 Please text (609-577-1993) or email ( pictures of DSPs doing what they do best –supporting the people they serve — to be included in the video. Group shots or one-on-one photos are welcome, but please make sure that everyone who is photographed is aware the picture will be included in the video that will be shared on our social media pages. Names will not be included, only images, but we want to make sure we have approval for posting.

 Please send in your photos no later than Friday, April 30 so that we can create the video and release it in early May. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Libby at if you have any questions.

We need as many pictures as possible, so please take two minutes to help spread the word! Questions? Contact Libby Vinson
Thank you for your ongoing support! It matters and means a lot.



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