New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (2012-2017) Five-Year Planning Goals

New Jersey

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

Goal: Advance New Jersey’s practices/performance as an Employment First state considering all individuals with developmental disabilities.

Implementation Targets:
• Evaluate New Jersey’s Employment First policies and practices compared to best practices across the county.
• Support pilot programs utilizing identified best practices to determine the effectiveness of these practices in New Jersey.
• Develop and implement advocacy strategies for employment from best practices.
• Develop and implement an advocacy plan to increase day programming opportunities for individuals unable to obtain competitive employment.


  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships