Support A-3625 and Change the Story for Thousands of People Living with Developmental Disabilities

Support A-3625, which provides a plan for rebalancing State resources to provide community services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities and Change the Story for Thousands of People Living with Developmental 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 who have been waiting for years to leave institutions. Bill A-3625, sponsored by Assemblyman Louis Greenwald, changes the way in which the Department of Developmental Disabilities within the Department of Human Services will use resources to provide services, by reducing reliance on developmental centers in addition to strengthening and expanding community based service and support. Reconfiguring the facilities system will improve community integration and quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Rebalancing funding will allow people living with developmental disabilities to live active engaged lives in the community instead of putting their lives on hold indefinitely. NJACP, along with concerned advocates, people with developmental disabilities and families, urge you to sign this petition to support A-3625. We need your help to change the story for thousands of people and give them freedom of choice to live their lives. For more information 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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