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Star Ledger / ABCD Op-Ed

Dr. Dan Keating and Bonnie Squires met at the Newark STAR-LEDGER offices March 25, 2015 with the editor of the editorial page, Tom Moral and Julie O’Connor, editorials to present concerns about some of the editorials related to developmental disabilities. As a result, Dr. Keating was invited to write a 700-word op-ed on the “cognitive dissonance;” his doctoral dissertation topic. Read it here
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Velez FY 16 Budget Request

Dear Commissioner Velez:

I am writing today on behalf of the members of The Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD). As you know, ABCD is a statewide organization representing member agencies that provide an array of community –based supports for more than 15,000 people with complex physical and neurological developmental disabilities and their families. We would like to ask for your deliberate consideration of our requests as you and your colleagues at the Department of Human Services and the Division of Developmental Disabilities prepare your budget for State Fiscal Year 2016. This continues to be a very important time for the DHS/DDD service delivery system. Now, more than ever, thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as the citizens of the state are counting on all of us involved in the support system to get it right. Collaboration and partnering is as essential as it has ever been. Continue reading »

Statewide Transition Plan Comments

Comments of Dan Keating, PhD
Executive Director

To: The Department of Human Services
Re: Statewide Transition Plan
February 4, 2015
Trenton, New Jersey

Good morning Deputy Commissioners Apgar and Arye. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to provide comments on the Draft Statewide Transition Plan.

I am Dan Keating, the Executive Director of The Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD). ABCD represents providers of supports and services to individuals with significant medical, physical and behavioral challenges throughout New Jersey. Continue reading »