The Arc New Jersey’s Self-Advocates Celebrates ADA Anniversary and More

The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project (NJSAP), a self-advocacy group affiliated with The Arc New Jersey, recently held events to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and National Disability Voter Registration week. To honor the anniversary of the passage of the ADA, members gathered at a contact booth at the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk to spread public awareness. On July 18, they joined REV UP NJ at the State House for National Disability Voter Registration Week to raise awareness of the voting rights of people with disabilities. In addition, NJSAP has recently developed a podcast called “In Their Own Words” focused on transportation issues. More than 120 self-advocates were interviewed about the barriers they have faced in accessing public transportation.

The Arc of New Jersey Supports AB 3432 To Address Transportation for Individuals with Autism

The Arc of New Jersey supported Assembly Bill 3432. This bill would establish a task force to study and make recommendations regarding the mobility and transportation needs of adults with autism. The Task Force will, among other things, review current policies and recommend ways to alleviate current transportation barriers and obstacles. This bill was voted out of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.