Youth Advocacy

The Member’s Action Committee (MAC)

MAC is a youth self-advocacy group lead by members of the Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP) at CAU. Staff advisors assist with meetings and activities and initiate internal and external action.

MAC participants meet monthly to discuss trends, ideas, and issues affecting youth. On a quarterly basis, MAC meets with the CAU administrative panel to deliberate on TOP-related matters and advocacy for members.

MAC Attack

MAC Attack is the nationally recognized presentation services arm of the Members Action Committee. MAC Attack offers member-directed workshops for both youth and adults in the social services field. Workshops are available locally and nationally for $250 per presentation – contact us today to find a topic that fits your needs.

MAC conference

Adult Advocacy

At Community Access Unlimited, we empower our members to understand and assert their civil rights. Our member-directed advocacy groups give people with disabilities a community and platform to voice their concerns and mobilize around the issues that matter to them.

Helping Hands

Established in 1984, Helping Hands is one of the oldest and strongest self-advocacy groups for people with disabilities in New Jersey. Activities include legislative updates, campaigning, state and national conference attendance, and professional workshops. See the agency calendar or click here to download the 2019 schedule of meetings and events.

Jump Start

CAU advocates developed Jump Start, the consulting arm of Helping Hands, in 2004. Jump Start aims to educate service providers, employers, people who are marginalized or living in institutions, and the community at large about disability rights and issues.

Jump Start advocates can deliver a variety of presentations anywhere in the United States. Contact us today to find out which presentation is right for your event.

The New American Movement for People with Disabilities (NAM)

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NAM was formed at CAU in 2012 as a movement committed to social, political, and economic transformation for the equity off all Americans. NAM travels to local and national advocacy workshops, conferences, and community events to educate the public about its mission.

For more information about NAMPWD, visit their website here.

NAM Adult Advocacy Group

Contact us today to learn more.

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