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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Beth, United States3 years ago Comments: I have a brother who has lived in an excellent Group Home in Englewood, NJ, run by the Jewish Association for Developmental Disabilities, for over 20 years. It is an example of the kind of care which should be available to all people with developmental disabilities. I firmly support A3625, as I have seen how successful implementation of community based services can be and how it improves the quality of life for its clients.
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susan penn, United States3 years ago Comments: This means so much for the vulnerable who cannot provide for themselves. We live in a compassionate, caring community - the least we can do is provide adults with disabilities a quality life.
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