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.
Accessible, person/family-centered services meeting lifespan support needs for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
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Current challenges facing children with I/DD and their families in NJ: Barriers and potential solutions
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
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.
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Its 2021- ACT NOW!
We continue to partner with the
COALITION for a DSP LIVING WAGE
and remain committed to securing competitive
wages 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your ongoing support! It matters and means a lot.