Self-advocate Harlea Maria is 23 years old, attends college and volunteers in her spare time. Join Lisa Ford the Director of The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute about why self-advocacy is important in high school and how she advocates for herself.
Learn more about Harlea, at www.heartsdrop.com.
In part 2 of this 2 part episode, Ralph Mastrangelo discusses his family's feelings regarding his daughter's residential placement into a group home.
In part 1 of this 2 part episode, Ralph Mastrangelo discusses the logistics of working with the state to help his daughter transition into a group home.
Self-advocate Stephen Coston talks with Family Institute Director Lisa Ford about why self-advocacy is important and how he advocates for himself in a number of areas in his life.
Original broadcast date: May 2016
Nick attends the DREAM Program, at Mercer County Community College. Hear what he has to say about his experiences as a college student who happens to have a disability.
Original broadcast date: April 21, 2016
Megan Brownfeld of Child Care Resources discusses important issues in choosing a childcare provider for your child with I/DD.
Original broadcast date: April 18, 2016
Parent Jessica Oppenheim discusses issues around supported and competitive employment for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Original broadcast date: February 16, 2016
Parent Natalie Cunningham discusses and gives tips about how to make travel with someone with I/DD easier
Original broadcast date: April 14, 2016