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DRNJ Training and Outreach

DRNJ provides comprehensive and targeted technical assistance, training, education and outreach to people with disabilities, families, advocates, service providers and others in New Jersey on a range of relevant topics. DRNJ’s training and education programs are conducted by DRNJ staff advocates, legal staff or administrators and are provided to groups whose applications for education and training services are accepted.

DRNJ's consumer education, training and outreach programs reached over 15,000 individuals in Fiscal Year 2016. Below is a sample of some of the events.

DRNJ staff:

  • provided training to parent groups on DRNJ programs and services with special emphasis on Spanish speaking individuals requesting transition and special education information.
  • presented to professionals about the juvenile justice issues
  • presented information to consumer groups about voter rights
  • conducted training on end-of-life decision making to professionals
  • exhibited at numerous conventions, conferences and walks including: Abilities Expo, NJ Self-Advocacy Network, NJ Foundation for Aging, Autism NJ Conference, NJEA, POAC Walk, NAMI NJ Walk, NBC4 and Telemundo Health and Wellness Expo
  • conducted workshops on “Legal and Ethical Issues in Developmental Disabilities” as part of the Continuing Education Program within the Institute for Families at the Rutgers School of Social Work in New Brunswick
  • disseminated resource materials at events for veterans and their families
  • exhibited at transition fairs throughout the state
  • presented information to consumers and professionals about advance directives
  • conducted training on assistive technology services and devices at residential facilities for seniors and individuals with disabilities
  • provided information about SSA work incentives to consumers, professional and family members

For additional information about specific topics or to discuss the development of training and education programs, please contact DRNJ’s Outreach office at:

(800) 922-7233 (toll-free in New Jersey only)

or

(609) 292-9742

(609) 633-7106 (TTY)

(609) 777-0187 (Fax)

advocate@drnj.org

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210 S Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
1.800.922.7233 (in NJ only) • 1.609.292.9742 (Voice)
1.609.777.0187 (Fax) • 1.609.633.7106 (TTY)
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