Daniel and his mother enjoy travel, and have visited Tokyo, Las Vegas, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Argentina.  Photos are added to his LifePLAN to help provide a complete picture of his quality of life. Health and strength-building activities are on his regular schedule, such as training for the Special Olympics.

He has participated in physical therapy using a horse for over 17 years. In addition, Daniel is an ongoing member of an adaptive ski and sports program in Vermont. He regularly attends music therapy, and has participated in choir concerts using his lefthand switch. When prompted by the conductor, Daniel hits the switch, which elicits a sound through a music synthesizer. “I locate and provide appropriate activities that I feel will excite Daniel, and I take advantage of my good health. We hope to inspire others who may feel that a person living with significant disabilities is restricted in what they can do,” said his mother.

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
Alliance for Pooled Trusts
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Guardianship Association
National PLAN Alliance
Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey


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PLAN|NJ = Lifetime Advocacy for People with Disabilities



PLAN|NJ’s mission is to help family members of people with disabilities answer the question:

“Who will care for my loved one when I'm 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

Si usted habla español y quisiera mas información sobre nuestros servicios o si desea una consulta con PLAN\NJ, por favor comuníquese con
Nancy Dilliplane, Director of Trust Services, para asistencia bilingüe:  908-575-8300, extensión 15