The Community Living Education Project (CLEP) at the Rutgers School of Public Health will receive the 2015 Community Media Excellence Award from The Arc of New Jersey. This award honors CLEP for their work with and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families in New Jersey.
CLEP provides information to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families about how people with disabilities are successfully living and being supported in community settings. The information and support that CLEP provides assists individuals and their families as they explore community living, learn about available resources, and participate in the planning and transition processes.
CLEP utilizes a multifaceted approach to provide information and offers a variety of both in-state and out-of-state learning opportunities to expose families to available options and resources. CLEP’s annual My Life Now magazine highlights the transition stories of individuals and their families and has become a touchstone within the disabilities community.
“Our goal is to support individuals and families as they explore the possibilities of community living and an essential piece of that is our media,” said Dr. David Wright, CLEP Project Director. “The unique way actual stories about people and their families can be used to provide information about important concerns is the key to the positive impact of our materials.”
For more information about CLEP’s programs and services, visit: sph.rutgers.edu/service/CLEP/