Be Inspiring~ Be Life-Changing~ Be Extraordinary
a holistic learning program known as the WAE Center for individuals with developmental disabilities.
JSDD operates twelve programs in nine communities.
to learn, create, express themselves, and foster meaningful relationships.
At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible.
Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.Read more
Since 1984, the founding leaders have been driven by a commitment to excellence. In 1989, the agency purchased, renovated and occupied its first group home in Millburn.Read more
JSDD Residences & WAE Center
JSDD's 20th Anniversary
Twenty Years of helping to cultivate dreams. Our residents and members speak to their personal experiences of enrichment and joy in finding meaningful lives.
A Life and a Home Like Yours and Mine
Life for adults with developmental disabilities should be like yours and mine —engagement in an active life spent working, time spent with friends, involvement in the community and...
Power of Our People
The holistic nature of the Center’s offerings, its diverse curriculum, the sharing of ideas, the respect for the whole person, the sense of community is what truly makes the Center unique.
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WAE Beyond Workshops
Stay tuned for new WAE Beyond Workshops!Visit the WAE Center
The WAE Center Gallery
If JSDD’s WAE Center were a living being, the Art Studio would be its heartbeat. The Art Studio offers opportunities for our members to explore creating fine art through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, jewelry design, and graphic and computer arts.