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Disability Rights New Jersey is the state’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency under federal law. We advance the human, civil, and legal rights of persons with disabilities and promote their self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration into all facets of community life. To ensure that our limited resources are used to address issues of importance to people with disabilities, we are seeking input from people with disabilities, their families, professionals, health care and service providers, and the general public to guide in determining our areas of focus for the next three years.


We greatly appreciate your time and attention in completing this survey.


If you need an alternative format of this survey, please contact us at 800-922-7233 or advocate@disabilityrightsnj.org.

Below is a list of issues facing people with disabilities. Please review each issue or topic and rate the importance to you and/or your family. 1 being Not important - 2 Somewhat important - 3 Very important.

Being safe from abuse and neglect in a facility such as a psychiatric hospital, nursing home, group home or developmental center.
Not important
Very important
Having access to public buildings, programs or information
Not important
Very important
Having access to community-based services and supports
Not important
Very important
Increased availability of community-based residential options
Not important
Very important
Having access to employment supports and vocational rehabilitation
Not important
Very important
Special education including compensatory education and transition services
Not important
Very important
Children/youth in Juvenile Justice system
Not important
Very important
Having access to health care including Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance
Not important
Very important
Securing and keeping housing.
Not important
Very important
Involuntary discharge - assuring individuals are not involuntarily discharged/evicted from nursing home, group home, assisted living, etc.
Not important
Very important
People who want to leave and need assistance with discharge planning (from psychiatric hospitals, developmental centers, nursing homes, and moving from a group home to another setting)
Not important
Very important
Protecting individual rights in facilities such as psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, developmental centers and group homes.
Not important
Very important
Addressing Social Security overpayments
Not important
Very important
Honoring individual supported decision making
Not important
Very important
Accessible voting options and increased participation
Not important
Very important
Services and supports to transition to adult life (through IDEA/school district, VR agencies or DDD).
Not important
Very important
Accessible transportation
Not important
Very important
What do you think are the most important issue facing people with disabilities? Please rank in order of importance. (1 being most important and 10 being least important)
What do you think is the most important issue Disability Rights NJ should address during the coming years? Other issues not already included in this survey can also be entered here.
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Thank you for your input! Please check below all that apply to you. This information is requested on a voluntary basis and need not be provided to complete the survey. It will, however, assist us in assuring that this survey reflects the full diversity of New Jersey.
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I identify as a member of the community listed. (Select all that apply).
What county do you live in?
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