The Arc of NJ - Local County Chapters of The Arc work to help people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential. The wide range of services offered span the lifetime of the person with a disability, and support both the individual and their family.

Service(s) include:

  • Planning for Adult Life- assists young adults 14-21 with intellectual & developmental disabilities & their families to plan for their life after school. Free program.
  • The Family Institute- providing families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with advocacy, empowerment, education, community & resources. Free program.
  • The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) - part of the Family Institute, FAP supports family members in becoming personally involved in public policy & advocacy efforts.  Free program.
  • Mainstreaming Medical Care – helping families of individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities navigate the healthcare system while training healthcare professionals about the health needs of people with disabilities. Free.
  • Criminal Justice Advocacy Program- helps the courts & corrections systems work more effectively with people with developmental disabilities.  It also offers case management services to individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities 21 years and older who have become involved with the criminal justice system.  Free.
  • NJ Self-Advocacy Project – committed to assisting individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities in becoming involved in self-advocacy as a means of supporting positive change on both a personal & social level. Free.
  • Project HIRE – an award-winning supported employment & transition program for students with intellectual & developmental disabilities.  Private pay, DVRS funded or funded through a student’s Individual Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Camp Jaycee – provides a unique overnight summer camp experience for children & adults with developmental disabilities ages 7-71.  Private pay or PerformCare.

Phone: 732-246-2525