Ombudsman for Individuals with I/DD Annual Report for 2018
March 11, 2019
(Photo: Marion Brown/NorthJersey.com file photo)
Last week, Paul Aronsohn, the State’s ombudsman appointed to work with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their families, submitted his annual report to the Legislature, the Governor, and the Commissioners of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Families. In it, Mr. Aronsohn offered a summary of the work he has completed since his appointment by the Governor last April, including extensive outreach with stakeholders, families, provider organizations and advocacy groups, including Autism New Jersey.
He outlines longstanding issues, barriers, and complex challenges with existing government services in areas such as severe challenging behaviors, housing, access to healthcare, transportation, and more.
In short, Mr. Aronsohn recommends more intergovernmental collaboration, more transparency and innovation, and better communication.