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The Advocate Oak Blog

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Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD)

Understanding the Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD) 

A Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD) is a document that details instructions on an individual’s psychiatric treatment in the event that individual is in crisis and lacks the capacity to make informed decisions about their care. For more information regarding PAD agreements, including how to draft one and how they can help you or a loved one in healthcare decision-making, please review the links below.

Life After High School

Transition planning and services to prepare students for life after high school are important components of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The checklist serves as a guide to transition services.

Early Education

Children with disabilities below the age of three can obtain services through the New Jersey’s Early Intervention System. This publication is intended to assist and inform families of infants and toddlers interested in obtaining services from the Early Intervention System.

Preschool students with disabilities can receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The rules are unique for preschool students with disabilities in terms of eligibility and services under the IDEA. This publication serves as a guide to help parents navigate through the special education process for these particular students.

SPED & Juvenile Justice Project

Advocating for Special Education

Special Education Self-Advocacy Guide

Disability Rights New Jersey understands that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a complicated law. We created this self-advocacy guide to help families of students with disabilities understand their rights and procedures established by the IDEA. This guide covers various topics that include eligibility, evaluations, discipline, transition, and dispute resolution.

Reasonable Accommodations at Work

Everyone needs the right tools to perform a job. It makes good business sense to have a workplace that accommodates everyone’s needs. And laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, and the Rehabilitation Act, are there to make sure workers with disabilities are accommodated, too.

Student-Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE)

Social Security has several important work incentives that allow eligible people with disabilities to test their ability to work. One of these work incentives is the Student Earned Income Exclusion.
If you receive SSI, are under age 22, go to school or regularly attend a training program and you want to work, we encourage you to check out this self-advocacy resource.