The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities (NJ UCEDD/LEND) Launches Community Life Video Series

September 16, 2022

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities (NJ UCEDD/LEND) launched a new Community Life Video Series created through funding from New Jersey’s Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities and in partnership with people with developmental disabilities. The Community Life Video Series is meant to illustrate key concepts of the federal Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule which requires that people with developmental disabilities have full access to community life and receive services in the most integrated setting possible. In each video, people with developmental disabilities share why community life and aspects of the Rule that support it are important to them.  

Videos currently available focus on Community Integration, including opportunities to seek employment, work in integrated settings, control their own resources, and access their communities to the same degree as people who do not receive HCBS; Privacy, Lockable Doors, and Freedom to Decorate; and Rights & Autonomy, including the ability to control their own schedules and activities, and have access to food at any time.

The Community Life Video Series can be accessed through The Boggs Center’s video library: