The ABLE Bill Passes the Senate

  On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Senate passed the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act!  The bill is being referred to as the most significant legislation for the disability community since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. People with disabilities have been penalized from saving or working because of outdated tax laws that prohibited them…

A Wonderful Night of Holiday Magic!

NJCIE wishes to thank everyone who supported our 2014 Night of Holiday Magic fundraiser. Overlooking THE TREE at Rockefeller Plaza from the Pulse Restaurant is always festive and somewhat magical, even with pouring rain! This year was no exception. The generosity of so many made this year’s event one of the most successful fundraisers in…

The Facts and Figures Behind the Settlement Agreement: Toward Ending the Segregation of Students with Disabilities in New Jersey

While the settlement agreement itself is only 14 pages long, each side of the dispute provided volumes of documents to the court in support of its position. To help prepare their case, the plaintiffs – The Arc of NJ, Disability Rights New Jersey, the Education Law Center, and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network – retained…