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Simply Put -
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey (PLAN/NJ)
Is About Helping People With Differing Abilities
To Live A Good Life.

Read the PLAN/NJ article, "Familes of Disabled Face Big Questions" on the U.S.1 PrincetonInfo website.

Our non-profit, social service agency helps individuals with various developmental disabilities and mental health challenges in New Jersey including autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injury and severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. We offer practical solutions for families who are caring for individuals with disabilities, lessening their fear and anxiety when planning for the future.

We have been around for more than 25 years and were originally established by the ARC of New Jersey. We serve all 21 counties in New Jersey and provide services for more than 500 clients.

Through our mission, PLAN/NJ helps families with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges in New Jersey answer the question, "Who will care for my loved one when I am gone?"  

WE BELIEVE that people with disabilities have a right to experience the quality of life, and to receive the services that they and their families desire for as long as necessary.
WE DELIVER SERVICES by forming a circle of support comprised of families, social service providers, attorneys, financial advisors, and trust administrators. This enables us to deliver specific plans of action and ensure that necessary services are delivered.
READ MORE ABOUT PLAN/MAPS: Monitoring and Advocacy for Prevention Services : A Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency Project.

We Offer Our Clients An Array Of Services Including:

Read the latest edition of the PLAN/NJ Newsletter  Plan NJ Newsletter Spring 2014_.pdf


PLAN/NJ celebrated our 25th anniversary of service to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ on June 5th. The festivities included an Awards Presentation to honor several distinguished individuals who have made significant and long-term contributions in improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of life to persons with developmental disabilities or mental health challenges in New Jersey.


Life Planning Partner Award Recipients, Antoine Tanner and Suzanne Muldowney (center),  celebrate their accomplishments at the PLAN/NJ 25th Anniversary Celebration with (from left), PLAN/NJ employees, Nadine Hoston, Jason Miller, Nancy Dilliplane, PLAN/NJ Board President Beth C. Manes, Esq., and PLAN/NJ Executive Director, Ellen Nalven.

For more photos from our 25th Anniversary Celebration, please click here.

Awardees included:

SYLVIA AXELROD - Humanitarian Award
Executive Director, National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) New Jersey

TOM BEGLEY JR. ESQ., CELA  - Legal Champion
Begley Law Group, Legal Specialist For The Elderly And Disabled

HOPE AUTISM FOUNDATION - Social Service Champions
Danielle Guyet Lumby, Grace Ann Murphy, Denise Reiser - Founding Trustees of The Hope Autism Foundation

TASHA HALL JONES - Parent Advocate
Board Member, National Disability Rights Network

SHAWN MCINERNEY - Leadership Award
Assistant Division Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities

BEVERLY ROBERTS  - Social Service Champion
Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, The ARC of New Jersey

SUZANNE MULDOWNEY - Life Planning Partner Award

ANTOINE TANNER - Life Planning Partner Award

JAMES LEHMAN - Employee Award

TIM WEIMER - Employee Award

PLAN/NJ was originally formed as the "ARC of New Jersey Community Trust Project," in 1987 when it was chartered to help parents and caregivers plan for the future care of a loved one with a disability. In 1988, PLAN/NJ became incorporated as an independent organization thanks to the help of Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, PhD, parent and internationally renowned policy maker, who was New Jersey's foremost scholar and advocate for people with developmental disabilities.

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey (PLAN/NJ)
Loeser Avenue, PO Box 547
Somerville, NJ 08876-0547
908-575-8300 (Phone)
908-927-9010 (Fax)

PLAN|NJ -Loeser Avenue, P.O. Box 547, Somerville, NJ 08876-0547 | T: 908 575-8300 | F: 908 927-9010 |
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