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COVID-19 Update Related to Boggs Center Events

 

Updated April 17, 2020

 

  • In effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and protect those who are most vulnerable, Boggs Center events have either been moved online or are postponed in compliance with Rutgers University’s directives related to public events.

  • Please refer to the following links for program and training specific information:

  • Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series (moved online)
  • NJLEND
  • NJ Partners in Policymaking
  • Facing the Future Conference
  • Training Courses
  • We appreciate your patience as we navigate this challenging situation.

    Information and Resources Related to COVID-19

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC imageAcross the world, we are experiencing an unprecedented set of challenges as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other protective measures. Having reliable, up to date information and resources to help us better understand COVID-19, necessary health and hygiene precautions, and strategies to maintain emotional well-being is important to us all. 

     
    The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. 

    View links to COVID-19 resources

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New Jersey Partners in Policymaking Now Accepting Applications

 

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  • New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is a leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities (over age 21) and family members of young children and transition age youth available through collaboration between The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights New Jersey. The goal of this program is to prepare the next generation of disability advocates to work toward meaningful change in our state.

    The 2020-2021 Partners in Policymaking sessions are currently scheduled to take place using a hybrid model that combines virtual learning through the use of online technology and in-person training sessions, beginning in September 2020 and continuing through April 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty with how long social-distancing measures will need to be in place. While we hope to be able to meet in person in January, the situation will be monitored and accommodations to continue with virtual learning will be made as needed.

    New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is committed to building a diverse group of participants that is reflective of the needs, geography, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds of New Jersey. The Partners program is now accepting applications from people with developmental disabilities and family members for the class of 2020-2021.

  • Visit the NJ Partners in Policymaking page on The Boggs Center's web site to learn more about the program, download the application, and apply.

    Applications must be received by June 30, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 30, 2020.

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