Change the Story for People with Disabilities

New Jersey continues to struggle to meet the growing need for community services and supports for citizens living with developmental disabilities. Over 8,000 people have been on a Community Services Waiting List that continues to grow, along with over 2,400 people waiting for years to leave institutions. New Jersey needs to invest in a strong community services system, its workforce and the services and supports that will allow citizens living with developmental disabilities to lead active, engaged lives in the community. Without this commitment, opportunities will be delayed and lives are indefinitely on hold. NJACP, along with concerned advocates, citizens with developmental disabilities and families, urge you to sign this petition. We need your help to change the story for thousands of people and give them the freedom of choice to live their lives. For more information on this important issue please visit www.njacp.org.

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The New Jersey Association of Community Providers is an organization of approximately 100 community based providers serving 35,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries. Our organizations are the framework and foundation that enable individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries to lead productive, engaged lives in the community at a cost below the cost of institutional care. Many of the people we serve have complex needs and require services and supports 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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http://www.njacp.org/

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