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About the NJ AIDD Network

The federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act establishes three separate entities that complement each others efforts in promoting “self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life” for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

In each state, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) Network, as these three entities are known, is comprised of:

  • a University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, which provides community and student training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information to a wide variety of stakeholders
  • a Council on Developmental Disabilities, which engages in advocacy and capacity building
  • a Protection and Advocacy system, which protects the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.

The three partner agencies that make up the New Jersey AIDD Network are:


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