A-Team New Jersey Advocates for Disability Rights

In 2018, Inroads to Opportunities helped bring A-Team to New Jersey.

We joined forces with 12 states including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arkansas, Delaware, South Dakota and Utah to help this grassroots movement. With the goal of uniting persons with diverse abilities and their family members, Inroads took part in a Social Media storm, which took place on April 24th, 2018.

We asked our 250+ workforce to wear green and we filmed them chanting, “my work my choice,” to blast out on Social Media.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Centers across the country are fighting to keep 14C sheltered workshops an available option for people with disabilities. The A-Team movement is vital in fighting for employment options for our population.

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Inroads to Opportunities will be a major voice for A-Team New Jersey and will continue to educate our participants and their families through action alerts and social media.

Members of A-Team New Jersey with Assemblyman Clifton at the New Jersey Statehouse.

Members of A-Team New Jersey with Assemblyman Clifton at the New Jersey Statehouse.

Assemblyman Troy Singleton with A-Team New Jersey.

Assemblyman Troy Singleton with A-Team New Jersey.

Inroads employment success and disability advocate Sara F. represented New Jersey at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Spring 2019.

Inroads employment success and disability advocate Sara F. represented New Jersey at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Spring 2019.

A-Team New Jersey advocates for disability rights in Washington D.C. in April 2019.

A-Team New Jersey advocates for disability rights in Washington D.C. in April 2019.

ADVOCACY:

Organize efforts to support individuals with diverse abilities and their rights.

  • Educate Government Officials

  • Action Alerts

  • Petition Drives

AWARENESS:

Promote the accomplishments and everyday obstacles overcome by persons with diverse abilities and their family members to ensure their authentic stories are shared throughout the community

  • Social Media

  • Video Testimonials

  • Radio/TV promotion

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Provide both peer support and organizational feedback to meet the current and future needs of persons with diverse abilities.

  • Network Grassroots Advocacy Website

  • Learn and share Knowledge

  • Forums and team meetings

Inroads Participant Advisory Committee met with New Jersey Ombudsman for People with Disabilities .

Inroads Participant Advisory Committee met with New Jersey Ombudsman for People with Disabilities.

We hope you join us in the effort to increase employment options for people with disabilities. You can be the voice that helps change lives of our most vulnerable population.

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Written by: Bryan Hansen

#myworkmychoice