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Legislative Agenda - Disability
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NASW-NJ LEGISLATIVE AGENDA:

Disability

NASW-NJ advocates for ongoing efforts to effectively support people with disabilities inclusive of physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities

NASW-NJ advocates for ongoing efforts to support people with disabilities, primary caregivers, and/or their loved ones to:

  • A seamless transition from secondary education to entrance and acceptance in the work force;
  • The right to accessibility and assistive technology for opportunities that will enable people to live independently with access to communication, education, employment, transportation, and public facilities;
  • Formal training provided to informal supports of the individual (immediate and extended family, friends) to facilitate opportunities to reside in the least restrictive, community environment
  • Obtain adequate, affordable, and accessible housing based on a continuum of need;
  • Utilize a legal system that meets the needs of all persons through properly trained staff and by giving consideration to the needs of aging parents of people who are disabled and including a program for physically and developmentally disabled offenders and their victims and;
  • Opportunities to utilize their right to self-determination, when possible. 

 

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