Christina is known for leading a passionate, purposeful life, and for pursuing a healthy lifestyle. 
She works with a trainer at the gym to keep fit, and enjoys skating. Every day is filled with social and work activities. She loves all animals, especially horses. She recently created a new section in the newsletter put out by her group home that highlights stories of pets available for adoption. She experienced her first airplane flight last year to visit Disney World, then fulfilled a lifelong dream with a trip to Ireland.

Christina is also engaged in social activities, and likes to attend movies, musical performances and animal shows. Recently, she experienced multiple life transitions, which she faced with courage and resiliency. Christina takes control of all aspects of her life, and lives it to its fullest.

our story

"A Talk With Families"

The stories of three families with loved ones who have disabilities and who use PLAN|NJ's trust administration and care coordination services are told through interviews conducted in their homes by Executive Director Ellen Nalven.


Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey PLAN|NJ
PO Box 547
Somerville, NJ 08876-0547
908-575-8300 (Phone)
908-927-9010 (Fax)


Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
Association of People Supporting Employment First
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Guardianship Association
National PLAN Alliance


We work hard to provide relevant and current information. If you feel something is missing or needs to be corrected, please contact us via our contact form HERE.

PLAN | NJ - Lifetime Advocacy for People with Differing Abilities



PLAN|NJ’s mission is to help families of individuals with disabilities answer all of the challenging questions embedded within the larger one:

“Who will care for my loved one when I am gone?”

We coordinate the supports needed by individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, and challenges with mental health, including people with autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, severe mental illness and more.

Spanish Translation

If you speak Spanish and would like more information or need to schedule a consultation, please contact:

Nancy Dilliplane, Director of Trust Services
Bilingual assistance: 908-575-8300 ext 15