JSDD is dedicated to supporting a full quality of life in both the residential component and holistic learning program known as the WAE Center for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Promoting a person centered, coordinated philosophy as we support individuals to advocate and express their desire for a full and meaningful life is at the core of the agency’s mission.

Our Chairs of Inclusion project celebrates the 10th Anniversary of JSDD’s Wae Center, representing the convergence of inclusion, expressive arts and community.
Take a peek at a short video of the work in progress
View the full length video about the Chairs of Inclusion project.
Photos from Nov. 2 Anniversary Celebration

Wae Center Documentary “Finding the Spark Within”

Residential Services

Residential Services

Supervised, Supportive, Community Based Residential Services. JSDD operates eleven programs in nine communities in three counties.

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Featured Event

Featured Event

Shalom –  Welcome to the first ever Wae Center Teen Ruach membership program, which is open to all post Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens with special needs. Teen Ruach will meet twice a month, Sept.-June, on Wednesday evenings. Teen Ruach Membership: $600 (Sept.– June)

Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wed., Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at JSDD’s Wae Center, 270 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Please R.S.V.P for the meeting to janand@jsddmetrowest.org by Sept. 8.

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WAE Center

WAE Center

JSDD's WAE Center (Wellness, Art & Enrichment) helps individuals with disabilities find the spark within by providing an environment for participants to learn, create, express themselves, and foster meaningful relationships.


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