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The Together We PLAN podcast, hosted by Ellen Nalven, M.Ed., Executive Director of PLAN|NJ, is dedicated to advocating for and uplifting individuals with disabilities and their families. Episodes featuring disability rights advocates, family members, and legal experts delve into the unique experiences of those living with disabilities.

Our podcast series addresses critical topics like public benefits, supportive housing, guardianship, supported decision-making, and special needs trusts. We aim to illuminate the complex challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and provide families with practical strategies for care and future planning.

This podcast series serves as a comprehensive guide through the intricacies of lifetime assistance and future planning for loved ones.

Join our meaningful conversations that not only celebrate the achievements of individuals with disabilities but also empower families with essential planning tools. Be part of this impactful movement with Together We PLAN.

Follow us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


Together We PLAN is a nine-part podcast series produced with funding from our co-sponsor, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. Thanks for your generous support.

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


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 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