DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION
OF NEW JERSEY INC.
Providing an opportunity for personal growth and development.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President Patricia Fevelo-Avon
Recording Secretary & Treasurer
Frances M. Ryan Founding Board Member
V.Carol Edwards Founding Board Member
Director of Adult
Bergen & Hudson Counties
About D.D.A.N.J. and Our Programs
D.D.A.N.J. was founded on the principle of providing an opportunity for personal growth and development and maintains that developmentally disabled individuals are best able to achieve their potential as functioning members of society by residing and working in an environment providing maximum social contact and interaction. D.D.A.N.J. is committed to providing opportunities in settings offering and advocating conditions appropriate for everyday life to all individuals.
D.D.A.N.J. advocates the provision of supportive services which enhance self-sufficiency and individual growth. D.D.A.N.J. upholds the belief that the limitations of all individuals with a developmental disability can be modified regardless of their degree of impairment.
All D.D.A.N.J. programs are staffed with experienced, competent and caring individuals whose knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding promote and encourage the enhancement of their quality of life. The strength of our programs are our employees!
Programs Provided By D.D.A.N.J.
Community Residential Services: Provide a safe, supportive home environment that offers the normal and regular conditions of everyday life to each individual, along with both structured and unstructured opportunities to develop skills. Our live-in Residential Managers average over 15 years of service to D.D.A.N.J. and our group home programs.
Adult Training Services: Provide vocational training and habilitation opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals who are in need of close, structured supervision. The programs offered by Adult Training Services are individualized and encourage the acquisition, improvement, and maintenance of basic vocational training and skills.
Supported Employment Mobile Crew: Serves individuals who were successful in the Adult Training Program and whose vocational skills have developed so that they are able to work successfully with 5 or 6 other individuals in a community work setting.
Supported Employment: Serves individuals who have been successful in our Mobile Crew Program and who have gained the ability to succeed in a community work-oriented environment with minimal supervision. This program employs individuals who have expressed the desire to work independently toward a higher level of competitive employment for competitive wages
Recreational Programs: Along with a wide variety of daily, weekly, and monthly recreational programs, vacations have included Disney World, Las Vegas, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Jamaica, Caribbean Islands & Cruises, Alaska, Canada, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg Virginia, and camping trips and vacations to Cape May & the Jersey shore and numerous other recreation and vacation destinations. These programs enhance leisure and recreation skills and fulfill D.D.A.N.J.'s desire to encourage recreational fun for all.
Referral Services: Provides referral assistance to individuals who need assistance that D.D.A.N.J. is not staffed or equipped to provide. D.D.A.N.J. maintains positive working relationships with a network of community professionals to meet the extenuating needs of our clientele.
Advocacy: D.D.A.N.J maintains that the protection of human, civil, and legal rights is a vital means toward the continued promotion of equal life opportunities for all individuals with a developmental disability.
Assisted Recreation and Vacation Travel Services
We are pleased to have expanded our Assisted Recreation and Vacation Travel Program and welcome senior citizens and all others who would enjoy assisted travel and would benefit by participating in our program. Please contact our administrative office for a travel brochure (732-636-6710) or Click here (DDANJ.ORG) for additional information.
We welcome you to join D.D.A.N.J. in its efforts to provide the developmentally disabled population with a full spectrum of service. All contributions are tax deductible. Please call (732)636-6710.