When a person with a disability reaches the age of 21, a harsh reality sets in. There is no longer a mandate that government provide services or assistance and families are often left to figure out what’s next all on their own. But the state of New Jersey is looking to change that.

Following a series of laws passed in 2007 and 2008 aimed at improving the lives of those with developmental disabilities, a task force is readying a report providing recommendations to the state’s governor on housing, employment and transportation issues. That’s welcome news to families struggling to care for adults lingering on the state’s waiting list for services, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.


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