Developmental Disabilities Policy and Advocacy
New! Voting: It's Your Right
Voting: It's Your Right, a guide about voting rights and the voting process in New Jersey, was written for individuals with intellectual disabilities in clear language. It should also be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about the legal and practical issues related to voting.
The guide includes information about topics such as Who can vote in a government election?; What are you asked to decide when you register to vote?; How do you vote in person?; and How do you vote by mail? The guide is available in both English and Spanish.
Voting: It’s Your Right was developed by The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in collaboration with New Jersey’s Administration on Developmental Disabilities Partners, Disability Rights New Jersey and the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities. It was funded by Disability Rights New Jersey’s Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA) from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration on Children and Families, US Department of Health and Senior Services.
2012. 32 pages. Cost: Free of charge.
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- Services to People with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey 2012: Testimony by Deborah Spitalnik, PhD, to the New Jersey State Legislature Legislative Review Panel on State Psychiatric Hospitals and Developmental Centers, January, 2012
- The President's Panel and The Public Policy Contributions of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Deborah Spitalnik, PhD, June 2011
- Why Does Medicaid Matter to People with Disabilities and Their Families? March 2011
View the Medicaid fact sheet in PDF Format - English
View the Medicaid fact sheet in PDF Format - Spanish
- What the Community Care Waiver Means for Your Family Member: A Guide to Understanding the Division of Developmental Disabilities' Community Care Waiver, June 2010
Developed by The Boggs Center for the NJ DDD
View the guide in PDF Format - English
View the guide in PDF Format- Spanish
- Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey: Where New Jersey Stands in Services to People with Developmental Disabilities and National Policy Trends, May 2010
- Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey:
A Numerical Comparison of How Services for People with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey Compare with Other States and the Nation, March 2004
- Love and Public Policy: Remarks by Deborah Spitalnik, PhD,
- People with Disabilities and Social Security, January 2005
- Oral History of Policy and Advocacy in Developmental Disabilities as Reflected in the Lives and Works of Elizabeth M. Boggs, Gunnar Dybwad, and Rosemary F. Dybwad
Elizabeth M. Boggs, PhD:
The Evolution of Public Policy Towards People with Developmental Disabilities: A Half Century Perspective,
The Evolution of the Developmental Disabilities Legislation and
The Social Security Act and Mental Retardation
Rosemary Dybwad, PhD:
Normalization and Self-Advocacy,
The Parent to Parent Movement and the Development of the International League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicaps
Gunnar Dybwad, PhD:
The Role of the Courts in the Renewal of the Field of Mental Retardation,
The Pioneering Role of the National Association for Retarded Citizens
Now Available on DVD! 1987 (VHS). 2007 (DVD).
Cost: $30 for 3-disc DVD set.
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