NJCDD Partners in Policymaking 2014

Last weekend, I attended the commencement ceremony for the 2014 NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities Partners in Policymaking training class. Coincidentally, my alma mater (Class of ’80), Rutgers University, also held it’s commencement that same day right across the Raritan River in Piscataway, NJ.

I myself participated in NJ PIP training in 1998. I’ve attended additional commencements, reunions and supplemental training sessions since then, but hadn’t been to a commencement ceremony in a couple of years. If you have ever benefited from participation in this program or similar ones, or have friends or family members who have, then you should re-visit a commencement ceremony now and then.

NJCDD PIP Training Coordinator Dennie Todd

NJ PIP Commencement Speeches!

I also had the opportunity to speak to Project Manager/Diversity Coordinator Jane Dunhamn (pictured above, foreground far right) about an exciting change to one of the many NJCDD projects. The program formerly known as the NJ Monday Morning Project will now become People First NJ! More to come on that, for sure. Should be interesting!

Good luck to the new NJ PIP graduates!

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