The Disabilities Services Professionals group met for the first time in late February 2019. The initial meeting was meet and greet style, attracting more than 20 professionals from across the Network. Participants got to know more about one another and then some of them even had a chance to meet face to face at the NJHSA Annual Conference in Atlanta in early April.
The second Disabilities Services Professionals Affinity Group call was held in mid-April via Zoom video conferencing, where even more attendees were afforded the opportunity to see each other! The group invited Aaron Kaufman, Senior Legislative Associate at the Jewish Federation of North America, to speak. He educated and enlightened the group on protecting the financial security of people with disabilities through the ABLE Age Adjustment Act and the Competitive Employment Act. Aaron provided the group with sample letters they could use to advocate for their population with the United States Senate and/or House of Representatives. Learn more here.