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New Jersey Partners in Policymaking Now Accepting Applications


NJ Partners in Policymaking graphicThe Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities was awarded funding from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities to coordinate New Jersey Partners in Policymaking.

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is an 8-month leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities and family members. The goal of program is to prepare the next generation of disability advocates to work toward meaningful change in our state.
Participants selected for the program will learn about best practices and important areas for advocacy from nationally-known experts through a series of educational leadership development sessions held one weekend per month, beginning in November of this year and ending next June.

The Boggs Center is now accepting applications from people with developmental disabilities and family members interested in participating. Visit the New Jersey Partners in Policymaking page on The Boggs Center's website to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Applications must be received by September 9, 2016, and applicants will be notified of acceptance by September 30.

The Boggs Center Receives $2.2M Grant for Student Training in Autism and Related Disabilities  


The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program grant totaling $2.2 million over five years from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.  Deborah M. Spitalnik, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Executive Director of The Boggs Center, said the NJLEND will “enable The Boggs Center to improve the lives of New Jersey’s children, young adults, and their families living with Autism, through interdisciplinary clinical leadership training to develop the next generation of health leaders and advocates.” Read more


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