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 Working on a more inclusive New Jersey

We believe that individuals of all ability levels should have access to limitless possibilities because everyone deserves a chance at living their best life.

Easterseals has been active in public policy advocacy since our founder, Edgar Allen, lobbied the Ohio Legislature to fund appropriate services for children with disabilities in the 1920s. We continue to actively support and promote federal, state, and local legislation that helps people with disabilities achieve independence, access, and dignity.

Stronger Together: Ways to Help

  • Visit the Action Center

  • Learn About our Upcoming Advocacy Week

  • Join the Easterseals New Jersey Advocacy Network

  • Please sign up to join the Easterseals New Jersey Advocacy Network. As a member of the Network, you will be able to advocate for Easterseals programs, our program participants, and the wellbeing of individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges.
  • Take Action!

  • Each day, decisions are being made that will affect people with disabilities. These decisions will have significant impacts on Easterseals' ability to provide services to those who need them most, as well as to meet Easterseals' mission today and for years to come. We must all be the voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. The first step in achieving our goals to be informed advocates, so please sign up to receive Easterseals advocacy alerts.

  • Connect With Us!

    Disability and social media have a powerful relationship, helping keep people informed about the needs and stories of people with disabilities and special needs.

    Every “like,” “follow,” and “share” of our content helps support the mission of Easterseals and the individuals we serve in NJ.

    Stay up-to-date on all things Easterseals New Jersey by following us on one of our many social media channels.

    Matthew Binder
    Advocacy Manager

  • Share Your Story With Us

    Do you have a particular success story or issue you would like to share with us?

    Human beings learn through stories. A well-told story can play a huge role in important conversations with decisions makers. Share yours with us and let’s work together on making New Jersey a more inclusive place!

Did You Know:

Read more than 100 stories we've collected from parents of children with disabilities and from adults and seniors with disabilities in the Easterseals family across the nation who depend on Medicaid for their health, independence and well-being.


These stories show how Medicaid helps so many live their lives to the fullest.

Current Legislative Alerts:

Easterseals New Jersey is in the process of developing an entirely new advocacy program designed with the needs of our program participants, families and organization in mind. We encourage you to check back regularly for our most current and relevant legislative alerts and updates. Your input and participation will be essential to make sure our voices are heard and the needs and rights of the disabled are respected.

Proposed legislation that effects programing for the disabled, access to care, the rights of disabled New Jerseyans, Medicaid reimbursement, and other matters will be the focus of this program. If you have concerns about something happening in Trenton or in Washington, DC, please let us know!

Last updated: April 28, 2022

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