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The Arc's Advocacy Opportunities

There are many ways for you to get involved. 

Join The Arc of New Jersey's

 Advocacy Network

"Your action now will determine the future for your loved one."

The  Advocacy network  is a great way to stay informed about issues of interest to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. You will receive information on State policies, legislation, budget and other critical issues "hot off the press" .

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The Arc is a member of the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage which aims to increase salaries for our Direct Support Professionals. The Coalition is comprised of families, community provider agencies, Direct Support Professionals and, most importantly, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). These members share a common belief that individuals with I/DD deserve to live rich and meaningful lives as fully integrated members of our communities. Toward that end, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), who play a critical role in meeting this objective, must be paid a living wage.

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The Arc's Self-Advocacy Programs

Promoting Advocacy and Independence for People With Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities.

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The Arc's Family Institute

The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute is dedicated to providing timely information, advocacy, support and training to family members of an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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Action Alerts

The Arc disseminates Action Alerts and background information on local, state and national issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.

For a list of current issues

Visit The Arc of New Jersey Action Center

Visit The Arc of The United States Action Center


Visit The Arc of Bergen Passaic's Take Action Page