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**New** Podcast: Preparing For Your Next IEP Meeting

In this new podcast, we talk with Gail Shields, Case Manager at New Road School in Somerset NJ. Gail shares with us her expertise on the IEP process and what families, teachers and students can do to get the most out of their IEP meeting.

Preparing For Your Next IEP Meeting

Trouble Accessing Services? 

Are you a self-advocate, caregiver or professional in need of help navigating the system? The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute is here to assist you. Click HERE to submit a Problem Intake Form and let us help you find your way.

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Self-Advocates Speak for Themselves

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New Special Education Resource

Special Education Parent Advisory Groups – SEPAGs – engage parents, community leaders, and school district staff in collaborative teamwork to improve education, not only for those with disabilities, but for all children. SEPAGs ensure that there is a forum for meaningful parental input to the local school district, with the opportunity for system-level change.

Special Education Parent Advisory Groups in New Jersey l Guide to Developing and Conducting an Effective Group

FINAL CALL for Completion of Mandatory NJ CAT

Beginning in 2015, the Division undertook a massive outreach effort to ensure that all individuals receiving or eligible to receive services were notified about the need to complete the new NJ CAT. This included five mailings from January 2015 through August 2016; targeted one-to-one outreach from case managers and support coordinators; and numerous announcements distributed by the Division.

While the NJ CAT has now been completed for the majority of individuals, there remains a small number of individuals who still do not have a completed NJ CAT.

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Please note that all new graduates born after January 1, 1997, must go through the full DDD intake process—including the completion and submission of the DDD Intake Application and supporting documentation—to ensure eligibility.

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Your support for The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute will ensure that this vital program will continue to help the thousands of New Jersey families struggling to care for their loved one with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Gifts of any amount are urgently needed.... because every gift is a statement - a statement of your commitment to supporting families in need now and for the future.

Putting a Spotlight On

Each month The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute spotlights a different developmental disability to help build awareness and educate others about the disorder. Click below to learn more about this month's spotlight and resources that are available to help.

Landau Kleffner Syndrome


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