Create Your Legacy

JSDD Legacy Society

JSDD is the answer to the question, “How will adults with a disability develop their own identity and live independently?” Your legacy gift is a simple and meaningful way to help ensure that the important work of JSDD can continue. In addition, the act of creating a legacy is empowering and gives you a sense of personal satisfaction. It enables you to…

  • Impart your values to your family and community
  • Be a part of something larger than yourself
  • Make a gift in the future that you might not be in a position to make today

Our JSDD Legacy Society is a group of individuals who are committed to ensuring that people with developmental disabilities continue to be supported in a dignified and inclusive way. By joining the Legacy Society, you will…

  • Enable JSDD to continue providing quality services and supports long into the future
  • Support the idea that people with developmental disabilities have the same need to be included in community life as anyone
  • Contribute to the shifting perceptions about people with disabilities

Your legacy commitment can be a percentage of your estate or retirement account, or a specific dollar amount. If you have already formalized a commitment to JSDD, but have not yet notified us, please let us know about it!

To learn more, contact Linda Press, JSDD Executive Director, at 973.272.7128 or

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Who we are

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. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.