Federal and State legislators continuously introduce, amend, and change the laws and regulations that directly impact the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the agencies that provide community-based services.

Make YOUR voice heard by acting TODAY! NJACP makes it easy for advocates that care about community services and disability policy to reach out to their lawmakers, regulators, and policymakers.

It only takes two minutes to make a difference!


Let Legislative Leaders know that an annual COLA for IDD services is what people deserve!

NJACP, as part of the HUSEC coalition, led by NJACP member Easter Seals, to pass A-508/S-2668, that establishes an annual COLA for IDD, mental health, and substance abuse services, encourages anyone interested in sustainable services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to please act today. The bill is in danger of not moving during the lame duck session, the period between the election and the new legislative session in January.

Prime sponsor Assembly Dan Benson is working with the Speakers office to move the bill during lame duck; however, time is running out and leaders need to hear from constituents who are about sustainable funding for people with IDD. Assemblyman Benson is retiring and will not be here next session, now is the time to act!

Speaker Coughlin, Senate President Scutari, and Governor Murphy need to hear from you. Please also send to your networks, families, colleagues, et.

Please use this link (thanks to Easter Seals for the electronic advocacy link) to act. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to advocacy to support sustainable IDD services!


Join hundreds of advocates, stakeholders, and service recipients in asking legislators to pass A508/S2668.

This bill would make it so the legislature must consider adding each year to funding for mental health, substance abuse, and I/DD adult services to keep up with rising prices and maintain quality care.

This week the HUSEC coalition (which NJACP is a part of and is led by member Easter Seals), hundreds of people with disabilities, caregivers, staff, and concerned community members are acting in unison to make a difference.

Your call, email, and social media messages will make a difference to the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who use community disability, mental health, and substance-use disorder services.

TAKE ACTION TODAY – its easy and takes two minutes!

Please reach out to your legislators using Easter Seals Action Center which is an electronic advocacy center where members can respond electronically to legislators in minutes.

Identify your legislators in seconds. Use the message provided or personalize it. Send the message in minutes!

CALL FOR ACTION! Support the HCBS Relief Act!

NJACP Members are encouraged to respond to the call for action below from ANCOR. This electronic call for action only takes two minutes and supports a bill just introduced by Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey to extend the pandemic era FMAP increases supporting IDD services and supports. Please make your support for additional IDD funding known to your lawmakers! Thank you for all time and effort to bring attention to the legislation.

We are writing to urge you to take action in support of a vital piece of legislation—the HCBS Relief Act of 2023. This act has the power to protect and enhance the transformative work that providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

• The HCBS Relief Act: What You Need to Know

The HCBS Relief Act of 2023 is vital for individuals with I/DD. In particular, it extends much-needed support for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services program authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The bill would provide a 10-percentage-point increase in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) for home and community-based services during 2024 and 2025, enabling states and providers to strengthen the direct support workforce and ensure better access to I/DD services.

• Please Tell Your Members of Congress to Strengthen HCBS!

You have the option to send a pre-written message, add to it or type your own message! It only takes two minutes!