Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey founded after a meeting of interested individuals in a West Orange home. Organization is incorporated and affiliates with Epilepsy Foundation of America.
Active in the passage of New Jersey Civil Rights Act
EFNJ becomes “amicus Curiae” in a major employment discrimination case. Five years later, the NJ Supreme Court would hold a decision that no supermarket chain could fire an employees because he has epilepsy.
EFNJ office moves to Trenton, NJ.
Division of Mental Retardation (DMR) becomes Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Statewide Need Assessment is undertaken by EFNJ under contract with DDD.
The Needs Assessment is complete. EFNJ begins to provide respite care services under contract with DDD.
South Jersey opens office at Medical Arts Building, Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ.
North Jersey office opens in Martland Building, UMDNJ in Newark, NJ.
EFNJ named “Affiliate of the Year” by Epilepsy Foundation of America. Camp Nova summer camp program begins.
EFNJ pushes for passage and signing of Americans with Disabilities Act at White House on July 26, 1990.
Family Support Center of NJ founded under sponsorship of EFNJ to provide information to families regardless of disability.
EFNJ appointed to U.S. Delegation to first ever Vatican Conference on Disability held in Rome Italy.
EFNJ Scholarship program initiated.
The first Family Support Awareness Day takes place in Trenton, NJ. Gov. Whitman is guest speaker.
EFNJ only lay organization to participate in 1st Russian – American Epilepsy Symposium in Moscow.
Website (www.efnj.com), is one of the first affiliate websites in Epilepsy Foundation network to be set up.
EFNJ is named “one of the 50 most important people or organizations” in the past 50 years by the Easter Seals Society of NJ.
A year long strategic planning process results in sweeping proposals for corporate restructuring.
Statewide poster contest is initiated. Kidz Korner at Berkeley begins as a site-based after school program.
EFNJ selected to co-sponsor WINS Project.
North Jersey Office relocates to larger space in Parsippany from Livingston.
Family Support Center receives grant to develop website for families participating in Real Life Choices.
Family Support Center moves to larger offices in Wall Township. EFNJ named “Agency of the Year” by the Child Assault Prevention Network. Organization hosts the “National Respite Conference” in Atlantic City drawing 1,000 participants.
EFNJ named recipient of Rosalyn Carter Institute/JNJ Caregiving Award for Helping Hands Program.
National Council on Aging names EFNJ program as NJ “Family Friends” Site.
S.H.A.R.E. (Students Hearing About &anp; Recognizing Epilepsy). 5th Grade Education Program Launches.