People First NJ

People First NJ People First NJ unites people to advocate and advance the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

Advocacy By and For People with Disabilities

In 29 states in the US, as well as in Canada, the UK, Germany, New Zealand, Austria, Hong Kong, Japan, and Italy, self advocates have joined a grassroots movement organized and maintained entirely by individuals with disabilities, and dedicated solely to advancing the rights of citizens with disabilities across the globe. This International Movement is

known as People First. People First organizations are unique in their philosophy that people with disabilities, no matter their level or type of disability, are not only fully capable of taking ownership of their advocacy goals, but should work to become as independent as possible; setting their own agendas and maintaining their own network of volunteers and partners. Now, the NJCDD is making some exciting new changes, revamping its statewide and local advocacy efforts and adapting the mission and philosophy of People First, to help bring this movement to New Jersey. Join the Movement in New Jersey

The NJCDD is calling on advocates all over New Jersey to join in this movement and to create a new network of People First New Jersey chapters in every county; uniting to affect real changes in their local communities, and coming together as a solid force to advance the rights and opportunities of people with developmental disabilities on the state level. At the NJCDD, we're calling on members of the Council's former Monday Morning chapters and graduates or our Youth Leadership and Partners In Policymaking programs to help establish these new People First groups in their area, and to reach out to other individuals with disabilities to become empowered advocates as well.

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/joEHT will focus on Mental Health Awareness and Older Americans' Month in Ma...
05/07/2024

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/joEHT will focus on Mental Health Awareness and Older Americans' Month in May. On May 9, NJCDD will hold a public meeting, as well as a number of other events, employment resources, and news. Sign up today at http://shorturl.at/xCNUY

In this week's NJCDD Eye on Advocacy, we celebrate the life and contributions of Congressman Donald Payne Jr. As Autism ...
04/30/2024

In this week's NJCDD Eye on Advocacy, we celebrate the life and contributions of Congressman Donald Payne Jr. As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, we offer resources, NJ Legislative Disability Caucus recordings, news and events for supporting disability advocacy efforts. https://shorturl.at/gqFNT

As part of Autism Awareness month, NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy, April 16 issue https://shorturl.at/dprzG highlights events h...
04/16/2024

As part of Autism Awareness month, NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy, April 16 issue https://shorturl.at/dprzG highlights events happening in NJ as well as announcements regarding listening sessions, grants and RFPs, events, new, and resources for people with disabilities. Be the first to know subscribe https://shorturl.at/xCNUY

The NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/coDI6 continues to highlight Autism Awareness month and RFPs, grants, su...
04/09/2024

The NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/coDI6 continues to highlight Autism Awareness month and RFPs, grants, surveys, jobs, and event announcements that support people with disabilities. Stay in the know https://shorturl.at/xCNUY

The New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus invites you to our webinarAddressing Safe and Inclusive Education | Tuesday...
04/04/2024

The New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus invites you to our webinar
Addressing Safe and Inclusive Education | Tuesday, April 23 starting at 12:00 pm. Assemblywoman Aura Dunn will lead the discussion along with Legislators and Disability Caucus Collaborators. https://shorturl.at/fhkV1

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy celebrates World Autism Awareness Month in April. In this issue, we also share scholarship infor...
04/03/2024

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy celebrates World Autism Awareness Month in April. In this issue, we also share scholarship information, surveys to improve services, RFPs, events, and resources for individuals with disabilities and their families. https://shorturl.at/bsB46

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/xBMO9 celebrates National Disability Awareness Month with Disability Inclusi...
03/26/2024

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/xBMO9 celebrates National Disability Awareness Month with Disability Inclusion in the Workplace as well as posts on scholarship opportunities, grants, public forums, webinars, and disability news. If you enjoy what you see, subscribe here. https://shorturl.at/iwF04

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy e-newsletter continues to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness month by featuring a po...
03/19/2024

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy e-newsletter continues to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness month by featuring a podcast on building an inclusive community and events happening around the state. https://shorturl.at/EFU35

Take look at what's new and happening in the disabilities community this week in NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy. We also celebr...
03/12/2024

Take look at what's new and happening in the disabilities community this week in NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy. We also celebrate Developmental Disabilities Month by sharing how to become a better advocate with NJCDD's programs and activities. https://shorturl.at/kKRU0

Do You Know the Developmental Disability Agencies Available to You? By participating in this survey, you will help the a...
03/11/2024

Do You Know the Developmental Disability Agencies Available to You? By participating in this survey, you will help the agencies and organizations identify areas where they can improve to meet the needs of I/DD community. https://shorturl.at/dflQ1

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. We want to create a community th...
03/05/2024

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. We want to create a community that is committed to creating a world where everyone can thrive. https://shorturl.at/gjBSY

NJCDD celebrates the final week of Black History Month by honoring Black Americans with disabilities who made a signific...
02/29/2024

NJCDD celebrates the final week of Black History Month by honoring Black Americans with disabilities who made a significant impact on society. The work of civil rights advocate Johnnie Lacy. https://shorturl.at/cdeGT

Check out NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy for information on internships, scholarships, leadership opportunities, webinars, and ...
02/27/2024

Check out NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy for information on internships, scholarships, leadership opportunities, webinars, and news for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. https://shorturl.at/ivyHX

NJCDD celebrates Black History Month by honoring Black Americans with disabilities who made a significant impact on soci...
02/22/2024

NJCDD celebrates Black History Month by honoring Black Americans with disabilities who made a significant impact on society. The work of civil rights advocate Thomas Wiggins is highlighted this week. https://shorturl.at/gkDGK

In today's NJCDD Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/iwF04, join the NJ Disability Caucus at 12pm, or the Family Support...
02/20/2024

In today's NJCDD Eye on Advocacy https://shorturl.at/iwF04, join the NJ Disability Caucus at 12pm, or the Family Support Planning Council's “Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund” at 6:30pm. These and many more events and news will be featured. Sign up today https://shorturl.at/iwF04

NJCDD's celebration of Black History Month, the NJCDD highlights the contributions of Black Americans with disabilities....
02/15/2024

NJCDD's celebration of Black History Month, the NJCDD highlights the contributions of Black Americans with disabilities. This week's highlight features the work of civil rights advocate Bradley Lomax. https://shorturl.at/nBW16

This week's Eye on Advocacy E-Newsletter has a special message from NJ's Senator Troy Singleton. https://shorturl.at/anr...
02/13/2024

This week's Eye on Advocacy E-Newsletter has a special message from NJ's Senator Troy Singleton. https://shorturl.at/anrU8

We are grateful to New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton, an active member of the New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus, ...
02/09/2024

We are grateful to New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton, an active member of the New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus, for sharing this message celebrating Black History Month. https://shorturl.at/ekwA8

During Black History Month, NJCDD celebrates people with disabilities as well as providing information and events relate...
02/06/2024

During Black History Month, NJCDD celebrates people with disabilities as well as providing information and events related to disability. https://shorturl.at/afZ02

NJ Legislative Disability Caucus invites you to our Positive Impacts and New Possibilities in the Disability Community, ...
01/23/2024

NJ Legislative Disability Caucus invites you to our Positive Impacts and New Possibilities in the Disability Community, Feb. 20 https://shorturl.at/afouz

The NJCDD Eye of Advocacy e-newsletter offers a full slate of disability news, announcements, and advocacy opportunities...
01/16/2024

The NJCDD Eye of Advocacy e-newsletter offers a full slate of disability news, announcements, and advocacy opportunities. Learn how to stay informed and make a difference. https://shorturl.at/wABKV

We are back with our Eye on Advocacy E-Newsletter for the New Year, bringing you the latest disability news, events, and...
01/09/2024

We are back with our Eye on Advocacy E-Newsletter for the New Year, bringing you the latest disability news, events, and advocacy opportunities. https://shorturl.at/elyQU

Get the latest news and take part in webinars, events, and feedback opportunities in the NJ disability community. https:...
12/19/2023

Get the latest news and take part in webinars, events, and feedback opportunities in the NJ disability community. https://shorturl.at/acKRT

This week, NJCDD released its Eye on Advocacy e-newsletter, which covers news, events, and advocacy opportunities relate...
12/12/2023

This week, NJCDD released its Eye on Advocacy e-newsletter, which covers news, events, and advocacy opportunities related to intellectual and developmental disabilities. https://shorturl.at/rOQT8

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy newsletter keeps you up to date on news, events, and advocacy efforts of people with development...
12/05/2023

NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy newsletter keeps you up to date on news, events, and advocacy efforts of people with developmental disabilities. https://shorturl.at/beFQ7

Get the latest news and information about intellectual and developmental disabilities through NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy we...
11/28/2023

Get the latest news and information about intellectual and developmental disabilities through NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy weekly e-newsletter. https://shorturl.at/ilIR3

Keeping up with the latest advocacy efforts on behalf of people with developmental disabilities is easy with NJCDD's Eye...
11/27/2023

Keeping up with the latest advocacy efforts on behalf of people with developmental disabilities is easy with NJCDD's Eye on Advocacy newsletter. https://shorturl.at/nDILS

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