SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Paul Aronsohn, the newly-appointed New Jersey Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, was the guest speaker at the JESPY House Family Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 28, according to a press release from JESPY House, a non-profit organization in South Orange that enables adults with learning and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential and lead independent lives. JESPY House serves 250 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities ranging in age from 18 to 70.
According to the release from JESPY House, more than sixty people attended the family meeting at which Aronsohn discussed issues such as improving client services, housing, advocacy, transportation, Medicaid, and the distribution and allocation of state funds.
Aronsohn also answered attendees' questions and concerns, and agreed to continue an ongoing dialogue and relationship with JESPY and its clients, stated the release.
In Aronsohn’s governor-appointed role, he is tasked with being an advocate for New Jersey residents who are in need of services from childhood through their entire lives.