CELEBRATING 19 YEARS OF EMPOWERING PEOPLE:
PROVIDERS SHAPING POLICIES
The Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) is a New Jersey-based non-partisan not for profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with complex physical and neurological developmental disabilities so that they may have the opportunity to attain the highest level of purpose and dignity. ABCD represents member agencies that provide a broad array of community-based services to approximately 10,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families statewide.
In 2015, ABCD celebrates 20 years of leadership in the developmental disability community, including its accomplishments in several priority areas which include Medicaid, community services, education, affordable and accessible housing, and Early Intervention issues. ABCD formed, in 2006, the Early Intervention Providers Association (EIPA) in order for providers of Early Intervention services to have a uniform voice at the policy table. In 2011, ABCD established a second Alliance for providers of supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The DD Alliance. In 2014, we welcomed Support Coordination Organizations into the ABCD Support Coordination Alliance.