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10 in 10: Get Connected to The Arc of . . . Podcast Series

In this new podcast series, The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute talks to local county chapters of The Arc to learn more about the services and supports they provide to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the families.

This month Get to Know The Arc Union.

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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DDD Announces: Tier Request Form to be Replaced by Auto-Generated Tier Assignment Letters

Effective September 1, 2016: 
Upon completion of the NJ CAT (NJ Comprehensive Assessment Tool), the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) will mail out a tier assignment letter. If your loved one has already completed the NJ CAT, a letter will be sent to you from DDD informing you of your loved one's tier. After receiving the letter, there is no action required. Keep this letter for your records.The tier and corresponding budget amount won't go into effect until an individual is enrolled or transitioned by DDD into the Fee- For-Service System.

Information about tiering and acuity is available in Section 3.4 of the Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual. Information about individual budgets is available in the Fee-for-Service Individual Budgets: Quick Reference Guide.


2017 Graduates Aging Out of the School System Timeline

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) released its "2017 Timeline for Graduates Aging Out of the School System" fact sheet. Click the image to download.

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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.

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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.

Child Disintegrative Disorder

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The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute Visits Camp Jaycee

Camp Jaycee really is a magical place. It offers wonderful activities, expert care and an unmatched spirit. Camp Jaycee is located in beautiful Effort, Pennsylvania. For more information visit:

View the pictures from our most recent visit HERE.