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May 9, 2018

Statewide Parent Conference – June 7th

Join Parents Anonymous of New Jersey for a day of learning, networking, lunch and celebrating Strengthening Families through Parent Leadership, Mutual Support and Advocacy!

Thursday, June 7, 2018
9:00am - 1:30pm
DCF Training Center - 30 Van Dyke Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Lunch will be provided
For more information call 609-585-7666

May 4, 2018

Mental Health Awareness Day - May 14th 4-7pm in Perth Amboy

This fun-filled family event will look at what it means to be mentally healthy.  Explore local resources that are available to you and your family while children enjoy fun activities.  

  • Photo Booth 
  • Raffles 
  • Craft Activities 
  • Vendors 
  • Presentation
  • Light Refreshments 
April 26, 2018  

New Jersey Autism Prevalence Rate Rises to 1 in 34

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report today showing the rate of children identified with an autism spectrum disorder has risen to 1 in 59 children nationally. This statistic is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of 8-year-old children in 2014 in 11 states.

January 31, 2018

DDMI Quarterly Newsletter - February 2018

            
A publication to ensure access to pertinent information that enhances efforts to meet the needs of youth experiencing intellectual, developmental and/or mental health challenges throughout the State of New Jersey.

January 23, 2018

Prevent Opioid Overdose, Save Lives!

FREE TRAINING AND NALOXONE NASAL SPRAY KITS
In case of overdose, use naloxone 

  • On-site Trainings
  • Distribution of FREE naloxone kits
     
July 26, 2017

NEW JERSEY HEALTH INITIATIVES AWARDS $200,000 GRANT TO BUILD NEXT GENERATION COMMUNITY LEADERS AMONG PERTH AMBOY YOUTH

Jewish Renaissance Foundation to Facilitate Local Program over the Next Three Years

[PERTH AMBOY, NJ] – July 26, 2017- New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI), the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has recently announced its latest round of grants dedicated to building a Culture of Health. The Jewish Renaissance Foundation (JRF) has been awarded $200,000 for its project entitled "Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community."

The Emerging Leaders for a Healthier Community (ELHC) project aims to provide youth from the City of Perth Amboy with an opportunity to gain leadership skills while serving in a capacity to aid key community stakeholders by developing an action plan to improve the City of Perth Amboy’s overall health. The strategy will incorporate a community-based, multi-agency approach to implement a service-learning curriculum to participating youth under the NJHI-funded initiative. "JRF’s vision is for a community where youth will be an integral part of the city-wide strategic plan in building a Culture of Health," stated Alexandra Cross, JRF’s Chief Executive Officer. "We are honored to receive this grant award and to work together with our youth and New Jersey Health Initiatives to build a Culture of Health in Perth Amboy." 
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July 19, 2017

Attention: Transportation Stories Needed

The Arc of New Jersey has partnered with the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation to conduct a research study about how adults with disabilities use different modes of transportation.  

We are looking for members of the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Network, independent self-advocates, and family members to share their stories about how transportation has helped or hindered their ability to get around.