For more than twenty years, the mission of The New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP) has been to assist member agencies as they provide quality supports and services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
NJACP Member Agencies provide services and supports for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, including but not limited to Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and communication impairments. Many individuals also have vision and/or hearing impairments, medical, physiological, and physical disabilities. The broad range of services and supports provided by NJACP member agencies offer people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities opportunities for choice, enabling people to form community connections, develop relationships and increase their independence, and to live fully engaged, meaningful lives in the community. Through their services and supports, agencies belonging to NJACP improve the overall quality of life of the people they serve.
Community Provider services include but are not limited to:
- Residential Group Homes and Supervised Apartments
- Recreation and Socialization
- Employment Training, Job Placement and Coaching
- Family Support
- Case Management
- Information Resource and Referral
Code of Ethics
NJACP advocates for a high standard of practice and professional competence in the human services field and among community providers. We value the uniqueness and individuality of the persons we serve throughout our membership agencies. NJACP is driven by its mission to protect and promote the rights and quality of life for people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Opportunities for personal and professional development are available throughout the year. Membership and committee meetings offer information exchanges and networking with human service professionals. A variety of seminars and workshops covering topics relevant and timely to our industry provide educational and training opportunities to staff in all positions of member organizations. For 27 years, the NJACP Annual Conference has been New Jersey’s most informative and comprehensive event dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live fully engaged lives in the community. The conference offers educational opportunities and multiple forums for policy makers, professionals, direct support professionals, families, self-advocates and educators to explore best practices in the field. Excellence in service and leadership is recognized through the Outstanding Service Awards providing a forum to celebrate the accomplishments of professionals statewide.
Working with legislators and state officials, NJACP promotes government policy that progressively addresses the issues pertinent to its membership. Together, NJACP agencies are revolutionizing the human services industry and furthering our cause throughout the entire system-from public policy to individual lives.
Involvement with NJACP broadens consensus within our field. The collective strength and expertise of our membership is a powerful agent for progress in community life for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. NJACP Committees and Speakers Bureau amplify the mission of our member agencies and expand our spectrum of support through heightened awareness and education. NJACP member agencies serve approximately 35,000 people and their families and employ nearly 17,000 people statewide.