New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project.c/o The Arc of New Jerseysince 1983
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Contact(s): Director: Ashley Ritchey (firstname.lastname@example.org), Board President: Ellen Moskowitz at email@example.com, or past board President: Barbara Coppens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Active Members:
Statewide organization with 2500 members and 110 local self-advocacy groups
Reason(s) the Group Meets:
Political, Social, Personal Skills
Products or Services Offered:
The NJ Self-Advocacy Project supports 110 self-advocacy groups statewide. Groups are located in all 21 counties. Anyone interested in participating in a self-advocacy group may contact the Self-Advocacy Project directly for more information.
Board of Directors:
Receives Support From:
The Arc of New Jersey and Division of Developmental Disabilities
The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project is committed to assisting people with disabilities to become involved in self-advocacy, so that they are able to create positive change in their lives
Establishing self-advocacy groups.
Conducting staff trainings and working on cooperative projects with community service organizations.
Assisting groups in conducting public relations activities.
Planning and implementing leadership seminars.
Developing a statewide network of advocates.
Sponsoring the annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference.
Distributing The Self-Advocate quarterly newsletter.
Sharing information and resources.
Educating policy makers on issues of importance to people with disabilities and advocating for change.
Advocacy Matters monthly e-newsletter, also available on the web site. The "Self Advocate" newsletter twice a year.