NJ Resources 2015 (English)

NJ Resources 2015 (English)
Department of Human Services
Division of Disability Services
New Jersey
RESOURCES
2015
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
CHRIS CHRISTIE
PO BOX 700
TRENTON NJ 08625-0700
Governor
KIM GUADAGNO,
LT. Governor
ELIZABETH CONNOLLY
ACTING
COMMISSIONER
Dear Reader:
I take this opportunity to present the New Jersey Resources 2015 directory, the fifteenth annual edition published by the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Disability
Services (DDS). This publication continues to be one of our department’s most sought after
resources for people with disabilities, their family members and advocates because of its comprehensive, statewide directory of programs and services.
DDS has successfully provided this consumer friendly, useful tool, which identifies all levels
of government, community organizations and professionals working to assist people with disabilities. The publication provides access to up-to-date information that individuals with disabilities, along with their families, may need to flourish in their physical, professional and
recreational lives.
As in previous years, this publication will be made available online in English, Spanish, and
in audio format, so that individuals and agencies can access just the services they need and
can make copies only as necessary. The website is www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds.
A certified Information and Referral Specialist can be reached to discuss any individual concerns, problems or issues, and can provide direct assistance by phone at 1-888-285-3036 (toll
free).
As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Regards,
Elizabeth Connolly
Acting Commissioner
New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
DD S
NJ Division of
Disability Services
(888) 285-3036
CONTACT INFORMATION
Joseph M. Amoroso, Director
MAILING ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE:
FAX:
INTERNET:
PO Box 705 Trenton, NJ 08625-0705
(888) 285-3036 (Toll-Free)
(609) 631-4365
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds
USING RESOURCES 2015
Developed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Disability Services, New
Jersey Resources 2015 provides easy access to information about programs and services available to residents living and working with disabilities, as well as families, advocates, and professional communities
working to assist people with disabilities. New Jersey Resources is updated annually and released in May
of each year.
REPORTING CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES
The programs and agencies listed in this directory are asked to report any changes as quickly as possible.
Submit changes to:
Dianna Maurone
[email protected]
NEED ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE?
Should you require additional information, please call the Division of Disability Services at 1-888-2853036 and speak with an Information and Referral Specialist.
DISCLAIMER
The Division of Disability Services reserves the right to publish items selectively, as space permits.
Listed items are not necessarily under the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Services and their
listing does not imply program endorsement.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
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STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
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DISABILITY RELATED STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-15
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COUNTY RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-19
IV
DISABILITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-26
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INTERNET RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-28
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ADVOCACY AND LEGAL RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-30
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PROFESSIONAL AND PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
VIII
SERVICE DOG RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
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RECREATION RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
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NATIONAL RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-33
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RESEARCH RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
XIII
RIGHTS AND LAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-36
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HEALTH COVERAGE AND HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43
XVI
EARLY INTERVENTION RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-41
XVII EDUCATION RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
XVIII EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-49
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HOUSING RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
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CAREGIVER RESOURCES AND PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-52
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TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
XXII SERVICES FOR CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-55
APPENDIX 1 Accessible Parking Placard or Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
APPENDIX 2 Special Needs Adoption and Foster Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-57
APPENDIX 3 People First Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
APPENDIX 4 Addiction Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
APPENDIX 5 Service Dogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
APPENDIX 6 Disaster Preparedness Checklist for People with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59-60
APPENDIX 7 Traveling with a Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
APPENDIX 8 Famous ADA Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
APPENDIX 9 Hotlines & Toll-Free Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
APPENDIX 10 Accessible Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
GLOSSARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-67
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
INDEX
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DIVISION OF DISABILITY
SERVICES (DDS)
1-888-285-3036
MISSION STATEMENT
“The first place to call for disability-related
information.”
Within the Department of Human Services, the
Division of Disability Services (DDS) provides a
single point of entry for people seeking disability
related information in New Jersey. DDS works to
streamline access to services and information that
promote and enhance independent living for individuals with all disabilities by facilitating coordination and cooperation among local, county, and
state government agencies. DDS promotes maximum independence and the full participation of
people with disabilities within all aspects of community life. DDS serves individuals with all disabilities, statewide.
OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND
ASSISTANCE SERVICES
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES
Nationally Certified Information and Referral
Specialists (I & R Specialists) are available during
regular business hours, Monday through Friday, to
confidentially discuss issues, provide information,
assist with problem solving, and connect individuals to appropriate agencies or services. Through
our toll free hotline, DDS responds to as many as
15,000 requests each year for Information and
Referral Assistance.
In addition to providing live assistance over the
phone, I & R specialists attend public events
throughout the State to disseminate information
and answer questions. Last year, DDS I & R specialists attended over 200 public events.
DDD/DDS CASE MANAGEMENT COLLABORATION
Continuing the collaborative effort that began in
2009, DDS’ I & R Specialists remain the primary
contact for approximately 3,500 adults registered
with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
(DDD) at this time. Many of these individuals live
in the community, either independently or with
their families, and benefit from information regarding insurance, benefits, transportation, education,
future employment and available resources that are
provided by organizations other than DDD.
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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY FUND
The TBI Fund provides New Jersey residents of
any age, who have survived a traumatic brain
injury, the opportunity to access the brain injury
related services and supports they need to live in
the community. The Fund purchases supports and
services to foster independence and maximize
quality of life when insurance, personal resources,
and/or public programs are unavailable to meet
those needs. A portion of the Fund also is used to
support public education, outreach, and prevention activities related to TBI.
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES PROGRAM
(PASP)
PASP is a supplemental, personal care program,
designed for New Jersey residents, ages 18 to 70,
who have a permanent physical disability, are
capable of directing their own services, and are
either employed, preparing for employment,
involved in community volunteer work, or attending school. PASP allows consumers to receive up
to 40 hours of service per week, therefore
enabling them to maintain their independence in
the community. Personal assistants help with such
tasks as light housekeeping, bathing, dressing,
meal preparation, shopping, driving or using public transportation. (See Page 51)
PERSONAL PREFERENCE PROGRAM (PPP)
PPP offers an alternative way for individuals to
receive their Medicaid Personal Care Assistance
(PCA) services. Using the “Cash & Counseling”
model, PPP enables elderly and disabled Medicaid
recipients to self-direct their Medicaid PCA services. Using a monthly allowance, participants
work with a consultant to develop a Cash
Management Plan (CMP) which identifies the
services needed and the individuals/agencies they
want to hire to provide those services. Fiscal management services are provided to assist consumers
with the financial aspects of the program including payroll, bookkeeping, processing timesheets,
and issuing paychecks. PPP requires greater individual responsibility but, in return, offers participants greater control, flexibility, and choice over
the services they receive. (See Page 51)
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
SANDY RELIEF HOME ACCESS PROGRAM
Through a Social Services Block Grant, DDS is
administering a program to replace, repair, or
build a modular ramp for individuals whose primary residence was impacted by Superstorm
Sandy. Stair glides or vertical platform lifts are
are eligible for Medicaid and have been living in an
institutional setting for more than 90 days, to return to
an independent community setting with necessary supports and services. For more information:
www.ichoosehome.nj.gov 1-855-466-3005.
also available where ramps are not deemed feasible.
Eligibility includes three categories: a ramp was damaged during the storm and needs to be repaired or
replaced, a ramp is needed in a home or apartment to
which a person with a disability has relocated as a
result of the storm, or an existing ramp can no longer
be used because a home has been elevated to comply
with new building codes.
STATUATORY ADVISORY BOARDS AND COUNCILS
DDS serves as staff to the mandated advisory councils
listed below.
NJ WORKABILITY
The WorkAbility program offers people with disabilities who are working and whose income would otherwise make them ineligible for Medicaid, the opportunity to pay a small premium and receive full NJ
Medicaid coverage. People with disabilities who are
employed and are between the ages of 16 and 64 can
qualify for the program with an annual gross earned
income of up to approximately $59,652. (See Page 49)
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Composed of 26 members, the TBI Council holds
quarterly public meetings to advise the Department of
Human Services of issues relevant to brain injury services.
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Composed of 19 members, the PASP advisory Council
meets quarterly to serve as a means for consumers to
offer feedback that is used to review and evaluate the
effectiveness of the PASP program and to recommend
changes on a statewide level.
DISABILITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS INITIATIVES
(DH&W)
The DH&W program, funded by various grant programs, works to collaborate with policy makers, health
educators, public and private agencies, and experts in
the field of health and wellness on projects that promote healthy living and prevention of secondary conditions for people with disabilities. The Division continuously seeks funding for initiatives that will help
meet those needs. Recent project topics have included
the following: Addressing Violence Against Women
with Disabilities, Emergency Food Provider
Accessibility Project, Emergency Planning and
Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities,
and a Health & Wellness Guide.
PUBLICATIONS
DDS publishes several guides/informational brochures
which are available to you free of charge, including
New Jersey Resources and the New Jersey Guide to
Accessible Parking. Most publications are available in
English and Spanish. Please contact us at 1-888-2853036 to request a guide by mail or visit our website at:
www.dhs.state.nj.us/ humanservices/dds
EDITOR’S NOTE
The Office of Home and Community Services was disbanded on July 1, 2014, as the Medicaid Waivers it
administered were dissolved in order to transition to
Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).
Participants on the Waivers listed below were automatically enrolled in the MLTSS program at that time:
ACCESS AND FUNCTIONAL NEEDS (AFN)
Within the Department of Human Services, DDS
serves as the lead for implementation of emergency
preparedness and disaster response, recovery, and mitigation efforts that are inclusive of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. DDS
provides guidance, tools, methods and strategies to
assist in establishing equal physical, program, and
communication access.
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COMMUNITY DISCHARGE INITIATIVE
DDS Staff can assist individuals who have expressed a
desire to return to the community to make attainable
discharge plans and identify supports and resources.
AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program
(ACCAP)
Community Resources for People with Disabilities
(CRPD)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver
Global Options for Long-Term Care (GO)
MLTSS is designed to provide the long term supports
and services individuals need to remain in the community for as long as possible. (See Page 8)
I CHOOSE HOME NEW JERSEY(ALSO KNOWN AS
MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON)
In collaboration with other State agencies, DDS is
working to promote I Choose Home – NJ, an initiative
focused on providing opportunities for individuals who
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STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
The Office of the Governor and all state departments are listed below. Detailed information on agencies that
specifically address the concerns of people with disabilities can be found in the subsequent sections of the
directory.
DEPARTMENT OF LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY
Tel: (609) 292-4925
FAX: (609) 292-3508
www.state.nj.us/lps
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Telephone: (609) 292-6000
FAX: (609) 292-3454
Honorable Chris Christie, Governor
Honorable Kim Guadagno, Lt. Governor
State of New Jersey
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Tel: (609) 530-6957
FAX: (609) 530-7191
www.state.nj.us/military
State of New Jersey Homepage
www.state.nj.us
www.nj.gov
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Tel: (609) 984-1900
www.state.nj.us/state
(609) 292-3978
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING & INSURANCE
Tel: (609) 292-7272
FAX: (609) 777-0508
www.state.nj.us/dobi
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Tel: (609) 984-4500
FAX: (609) 341-2088
www.state.nj.us/dcf
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Tel: (609) 292-6420
FAX: (609) 984-6696
www.state.nj.us/dca
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Tel: (609) 292-4036
FAX:
www.state.nj.us/corrections
(609) 292-9083
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Tel: (609) 292-4469
FAX:
www.state.nj.us/education
(609) 777-4099
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Tel: (609) 292-2885
FAX: (609) 292-7695
www.state.nj.us/dep
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Tel: (800) 367-6543
FAX:
(609) 292-7837
www.state.nj.us/health
(609) 777-1764
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Tel: (609) 530-2000
FAX: (609) 530-2919
www.nj.gov/transportation
DEPARTMENTS
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Tel: (609) 292-3976
FAX:
www.state.nj.us/agriculture
FAX:
(609) 292-0053
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Tel: (609) 292-3717
FAX: (609) 292-3824
www.state.nj.us/humanservices
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Tel: (609) 292-2323
FAX: (609) 633-9271
lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Tel: (609) 292-6748
FAX:
www.state.nj.us/treasury
(609) 984-3888
NJ STATE POLICE
Tel: (609) 882-2000
www.njsp.org
NJ Homeland Security
www.njhomelandsecurity.gov
866-4-SAFE-NJ
NJ State Police
www.njsp.org
NJ Office of Emergency Management
www.state.nj.us/njoem
609-882-2000
(for emergencies, call “911”)
Office of Legislative Services
800-792-8630
DID YOU KNOW?
The NJ Special Needs Registry collects information emergency responders will need to
help locate and evacuate people with special
needs during an emergency. The registry is
completely voluntary and does not disclose
your information to anyone outside of the
immediate emergency response community.
To register go to: www. registerready.nj.gov
or call 211.
See page 59 for more information on disaster
preparedness for people with disabilities.
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DISABILITY RELATED STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
FEDERALLY MANDATED DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITY AGENCIES
NEW JERSEY COUNCIL ON
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
The New Jersey Council on Developmental
Disabilities is New Jersey’s planning body for developmental disability issues. Members are appointed
by the governor and approved by the New Jersey
Senate. The Council includes people with developmental disabilities, parents/guardians, non-governmental service providers, and representatives from
state agencies that provide services to people with
developmental disabilities and to their families.
The Council develops and monitors the State Plan
for Services to People with Developmental
Disabilities, administers the federally assisted Basic
State Grant Program, and publishes People and
Families magazine.
New Jersey Council on Developmental
Disabilities
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
Telephone: (800) 792-8858 (toll free)
(609) 292-3745
TDD:
(609) 777-3238
FAX:
(609) 292-7114
www.njcdd.org
society. DRNJ advocates for and provides education, training and technical assistance to individuals
with disabilities, the agencies that serve them, attorneys, professionals, courts and others regarding the
rights of individuals with disabilities.
In addition to Protection and Advocacy Services,
DRNJ maintains the Assistive Technology Advocacy
Center (ATAC), which works to make assistive
devices and services more accessible to individuals
with disabilities throughout the state.
Disability Rights New Jersey
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Telephone: (609) 292-9742
Toll Free:
(800) 922-7233
TDD:
(609) 633-7106
FAX:
(609) 777-0187
www.drnj.org
DISABILITY RIGHTS NEW JERSEY
AT A GLANCE
• Protection and Advocacy for Persons with
Developmental Disabilities (PADD)
• Protection and Advocacy for Individuals
with Mental Illness (PAIMI)
NEW JERSEY COUNCIL ON
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
AT A GLANCE
• Protection and Advocacy of Individual
Rights (PAIR)
• Family Support
• People First
• Youth Leadership
New Jersey
• Partners In Policymaking • Inclusive Education
For Information: (609) 292-3745
• Client Assistance Program (CAP)
• Protection and Advocacy for Assistive
Technology (PAAT)
• Healthcare Consumer Assistance Program
(HCCAP)
DISABILITY RIGHTS NEW JERSEY
Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) is a private,
non-profit, consumer-directed organization that
serves as New Jersey’s federally funded agency for
people with disabilities.
• Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC)
The program was established to advocate for and
advance the human, civil and legal rights of citizens
of New Jersey with disabilities. DRNJ works to promote public awareness and recognition of individuals with disabilities as equally entitled members of
• Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of
Social Security (PABSS)
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• Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with
Traumatic Brain Injury (PATBI)
• Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA)
For Information: (800) 922-7233
ELIZABETH M. BOGGS CENTER ON
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
BOGGS CENTER AT A GLANCE
The Boggs Center addresses the needs of communities, people with disabilities, and families
through training and the dissemination of information and research in the focus areas of:
“A UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES EDUCATION,
RESEARCH, AND SERVICE”
• Early Intervention
• Self-Determination
and Education
• Employment
• Community Supports • Health
The Boggs Center, as a University Center for
Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, values
uniqueness and individuality and promotes the selfdetermination and full participation of people with
disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life.
For Information: (732) 235-9300
www.rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on
Developmental Disabilities
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
335 George Street, 3rd Floor, PO Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688
Telephone:
(732) 235-9300
FAX:
(732) 235-9330
www.rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/
Through partnerships and collaborations, the Boggs
Center prepares students through interdisciplinary
programs, provides community training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates
information and educational materials.
KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL SELF-ADVOCACY
✐ Make sure you have an accurate understanding of what is needed - When advocating for equipment or
services, make sure you have all the details and product information. If insurance is being used, ask if there are
preset guidelines or requisite information. This will save time during the application process.
✐ Be prepared to assist professionals who may have limited experience - Your family doctor may be great, but he
or she may have little or no experience in writing prescriptions for wheelchairs. Add your productive two-cents
by discussing your needs, and giving as much detail as possible about what you are looking for. Some consumers
prefer to use agencies for equipment and service evaluations before approaching a doctor for authorization.
✐ Understand your insurance benefits - Review the terms of each program and policy. Pay careful attention to copays, service limits, replacement, and equipment ownership. These issues become especially important for parents
with children, who will outgrow equipment, or whose functional abilities may change with time. Remember, you
may always appeal an insurance company’s decision in the event of a denial, even an HMO.
✐ Seek help from others who have succeeded - Peer support is the greatest tool to an advocate. The information
that you get from peers can be priceless. Learn from those who have done it before.
✐ Keep accurate notes - Include dates, all contact names, and phone numbers.
✐ Find the line between advocacy and aggression - Successful advocates let the system work for them.
Allow professionals to do their jobs. Stay vigilant, but don’t be a pest.
✐ Be prepared to wait - Most agencies have waiting lists, processing periods, and lots of paperwork to be done. This
takes time, so be prepared for some delays.
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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
Telephone: (609) 292-3717
FAX: (609) 292-3824
www.state.nj.us/humanservices
HOTLINES
DHS provides support services for people with disabilities, seniors, individuals and families with low incomes;
people with mental illnesses, people with addictions,
people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of
hearing, or deaf-blind; parents needing child care services, child support and/or healthcare for their children; and
families facing catastrophic medical expenses for their
children.
Good Neighbors (877) DHS-LINE
PAAD/Senior Gold Hotline (800) 792-9745
NJ Addictions Hotline (800) 238-2333
NJ Mental Health Cares (866) 202-HELP
COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY
IMPAIRED (CBVI)
The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
(CBVI), established in 1910, is one of the oldest, continually operating agencies in New Jersey state government.
CBVI provides a wide range of educational services for
children, vocational rehabilitation services for older
teens and adults, and independent living services for people of all ages in New Jersey who are blind or visually
impaired. CBVI also offers a number of special programs
and services that address specific needs of individuals
who are blind or visually impaired. CBVI programs and
services are available to any New Jersey resident who
meets the vision criteria. Depending on family income,
some people who apply are required to pay a share of the
cost of programs or services.
Aging and Disability Resource Connection
(ADRC) (877) 222-3737
NJ DHS Long Term Care Information Line
(877) 222-3737
CBVI Central Region Office
100 Daniels Way, Freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone:
(732) 308-4001 Fax: (732) 308-4104
(Hunterdon, Monmouth, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean,
Somerset, and Union counties)
CBVI JOSEPH KOHN REHABILITATION CENTER
130 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone:
(732) 937-6363 Fax: (732) 247-6628
DIVISION OF AGING SERVICES
The Division of Aging Services (DoAS), NJ’s lead
agency for providing services to seniors, is responsible
for many of the programs formerly held under the
Department of Health and Senior Services including
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled
(PAAD), Senior Gold, Adult Protective Services, Lifeline
Utility Assistance, and Hearing Aid Assistance to the
Aged and Disabled.
COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY
IMPAIRED (CBVI) - CENTRAL OFFICE
PO Box 47017
153 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi
CBVI FIELD OFFICES:
CBVI Metro/Northern Region Office
PO Box 47017
153 Halsey Street, 5th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Telephone:
(973) 648-2111 Fax: (973) 648-7674
(Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and
Warren counties)
DIVISION OF AGING SERVICES
12D Quakerbridge Plaza
PO Box 807
Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
Telephone: (800) 792-8820
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home
CBVI Hammonton Office
40 North Whitehorse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Telephone:
(609) 704-6000 (609) 704-7109
(Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties)
Division of Aging Services At A Glance
• PAAD/Senior Gold
• Managed Long Term Services
and Supports (MLTSS)
• Aging and Disability Resource Connection
(ADRC) / Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
• Alzheimer’s Day Services
• Adult Protective Services
• Lifeline Utility Assistance
• SHIP
CBVI Southern Region Office
2201 Route 38 East, Suite 600, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Telephone:
(856) 482-3700 Fax: (856) 482-3770
(Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester, and Salem counties)
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DIVISION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
DDD COMMUNITY SERVICES OFFICES:
Through education, advocacy and direct services, the
Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH)
works to eliminate barriers and promote increased accessibility to programs, services, and information to individuals who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. DDHH
maintains up-to-date resources on hearing loss, and provides the following services: communication access
referral, equipment distribution programs, technical
assistance, stakeholder communications, and advocacy.
Flanders Office
Morris, Sussex, Warren
1B Laurel Drive, Flanders, NJ 07836
Telephone:
(973) 927-2600 FAX: (973) 927-2689
DIVISION OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Paterson Office
Bergen, Hudson, Passaic
100 Hamilton Plaza, 7th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
Telephone:
(973) 977-4004
PO Box 074
Trenton, NJ 08625-0074
Telephone (Voice/TTY):(800) 792-8339
FAX: (609) 588-2528
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/home
Newark Office
Essex
153 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 47013, Newark, NJ 07101
Telephone:
(973) 693-5080 FAX: (973) 648-3999
New Jersey Hearing Aid Project, See page 38
Plainfield Office
Union, Somerset- intake only
110 East Fifth Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Telephone:
(908) 226-7800
DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES (DDD)
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides funding for services and supports that assist adults,
age 21 and older, with developmental disabilities. Most
services are offered in the community by community
provider agencies. To receive DDD services, an individual must meet functional criteria eligibility and Medicaid
eligibility. Functional criteria consist of a severe, chronic physical and/or intellectual disability that manifests in
the developmental years (before age 22), is life-long, and
substantially limits at least three of these life activities:
self-care, learning, mobility, communication, self-direction, economic self-sufficiency and the ability to live
independently. All individuals must maintain Medicaid
eligibility in order to receive services through the
Division.
FAX: (973) 279-5069
FAX: (908) 412-7903
Somerset Office
Somerset- case management only
275 Greenbrook Road, 2nd Floor
Green Brook, NJ 08812
Telephone:
(732) 424-3301 Fax: (732) 968-8163
Freehold Office
Monmouth, Ocean
Juniper Plaza, Suite 1-J
3499 Route 9 North, Freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone:
(732) 863-4500 FAX: (732) 863-4406
Trenton Office
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex
120 South Stockton Street
P.O. Box 706
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone:
(609) 292-1922
Qualifying conditions may include cerebral
palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida, autism or a neurological impairment.
DDD funds three types of services:
FAX: (609) 292-2629
Voorhees Office
Burlington, Camden, Gloucester
Echelon Plaza
221 Laurel Road, Suite 210
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Telephone:
(856) 770-5900 FAX: (856) 770-5935
• Day services, including supports for people
who are employed
• Residential services that support an individual
in the community
• Services that support a family caring for a loved
one at home
Mays Landing Office
Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem
5218 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 205
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Telephone:
(609) 476-5200 FAX: (609) 909-0656
DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES (DDD) - CENTRAL OFFICE
PO Box 726, Trenton, NJ 08625-0726
Telephone:
(800) 832-9173 (609) 631-2200
FAX:
(609) 631-2217
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/home
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managed care organization (MCO) contracted with New
Jersey’s Medicaid program, NJ FamilyCare. Previously,
these services were coordinated by various State and
County offices. MLTSS began in July 2014. At that time,
Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in Home and
Community Based Services programs such as the AIDS
Community Care Alternatives Program (ACCAP);
Community Resources for People with Disabilities
(CRPD); Global Options for Long-Term Care (GO); or
the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver were automatically transitioned into MLTSS. New Jersey will ensure
that individuals who live in Medicaid participating nursing homes can remain. For more information:
www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmahs/home/mltss.html
DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND
ADDICTION SERVICES
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
(DMHAS) serves adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses and/or addiction. DMHAS operates psychiatric hospitals, monitors and helps fund psychiatric and
substance abuse treatment and prevention services provided by a number of county hospitals, and contracts
with more than 120 agencies for a wide range of community mental health services. Services may be accessed
by contacting a County Mental Health Administrator or a
county screening center.
DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND
ADDICTION SERVICES
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (800) 382-6717 (609) 777-0702
FAX:
(609) 341-2302
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home
To apply for MLTSS:
18 years or older: Contact your County Aging and
Disabiltiy Resource Center (ADRC) or your County
Board of Social Services. See pages 19 and 17, respectively, for a listing of those numbers by County.
17 years old or younger: Contact the Division of
Disability Services at 1-888-285-3036 and follow the
prompts to speak with an information and referral specialist.
NJMentalHealthCares
NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey’s mental health information and referral service. Our staff of mental health professionals use their experiences and understanding of the
mental health system to connect you to the information and
services you need!
For Medical Assistance Customer
Centers (MACCs), See Page 39
(866) 202-HELP (4357) TTY: (877) 294-4356
www.njmentalhealthcares.org
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
DIVISION OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
PO Box 716
Trenton, NJ 08625-0716
Telephone: (609) 588-2400 or 2000
FAX:
(609) 584-4404
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/home
• Connects to mental health services, including: inpatient
and outpatient services, rehabilitation services, self-help
services, legal, housing, employment, mental health education, and more!
• Provides assistance in finding services, not crisis intervention. If you feel you need emergency psychiatric services,
please call your local crisis center (listed on page 17).
DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES
PO Box 705
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (888) 285-3036
FAX:
(609) 631-4365
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home
For Addiction Resources, See Page 57
DIVISION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND
HEALTH SERVICES
PO Box 712
Trenton, NJ 08625-0712
Telephone: (609) 588-2600
FAX:
(609) 588-3583
www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmahs/home
See Page 1 and 2 for
more information on DDS
Central Registry of Offenders Against
Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
A “Central Registry of Offenders Against Individuals
with Developmental Disabilities” was established in
the Department of Human Services (DHS). It
requires DHS to maintain a confidential list of caregivers working in these programs who have been
determined to have abused, neglected, or exploited an
individual with a developmental disability. The tollfree number to report abuse is (800) 832-9173.
MANAGED LONG TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS (MLTSS)
The Managed Long Term Services and Supports program
or MLTSS is a New Jersey initiative intended to provide
a new and better way to help seniors and individuals with
disabilities live at home for as long as possible. The initiative uses managed care organizations to coordinate
support services according to a participant's needs.
Through MLTSS, participants will receive their primary,
acute, behavioral and long term care needs through a
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone (609) 292-7837
Toll-Free: (800) 367-6543
FAX (609) 292-0053
www.nj.gov/health
The Department of Health is responsible for protecting
the public’s health, inspecting state health care facilities
and overseeing city and county health departments.
OFFICE OF MINORITY AND
MULTICULTURAL HEALTH
PO Box 360
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Telephone: (609) 292-6962
FAX:
(609) 292-8713
www.nj.gov/health/omh
Statewide Family Centered HIV
Care Network (609) 777-7795
Newborn Screening and Genetic Services
(609) 292-1582
Special Child and Adult Health Services
DIVISION OF HIV, STD, and TB SERVICES
PO Box 363
Trenton, NJ 08625-0363
Telephone: (609) 984-5874
FAX:
(609) 633-2494
www.nj.gov/health/aids
•
NJ AIDS/STD Hotline
(800) 624-2377
•
AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP)
(877) 613-4533
•
Health Insurance Continuation Program (HICP)
(800) 353-3232
Also See Page 37
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
(609) 292-9560
(866) 44NJWIC (866) 446-5942
Also See Page 37
DIVISION OF HEALTH FACILITIES
EVALUATION AND LICENSING
PO Box 367
Trenton, NJ 08625-0365
Telephone:
(609) 633-8977
FAX:
(609) 633-9060
www.nj.gov/health/healthfacilities
DIVISION OF FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Telephone:
(609) 292-4043
FAX:
(609) 292-9599
www.nj.gov/health/fhs/index.shtml
Health Care Facility Consumer Complaint
Hotline (800) 792-9770
CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
Telephone:
(609) 984-6702
FAX:
(609) 984-7633
Early Intervention Systems (EIS)
Project Child Find
(800) 322-8174
Also See Page 44
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
PO Box 800
Trenton, NJ 08625-0800
Telephone: (609) 292-6420
FAX: (609) 984-6696
www.state.nj.us/dca
The Department of Community Affairs provides a variety of services to low-income families, women, and people with disabilities. Services include assistance with
rentals, the federal Section 8 voucher program, emergency shelter grants and homelessness prevention.
DIVISION OF CODES AND STANDARDS
PO Box 802
Trenton, NJ 08625-0802
Telephone: (609) 292-7899
FAX:
(609) 633-6729
www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes
DIVISION OF HOUSING
PO Box 051
Trenton, NJ 08625-0051
Telephone: (609) 633-6303
FAX:
(609) 984-8454
www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr
DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY
PO Box 809
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 633-6106
FAX:
(609) 633-6134
www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dfs/index.shtml
OFFICE OF RECREATION
PO Box 811
Trenton, NJ 08625-0811
Telephone: (609) 984-6654
FAX:
(609) 292-9798
www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr/rec
For more information on the Division of Fire Safety,
See Appendix 6
For information on the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency,
See Page 50
For a list of Homelessness Prevention Programs by County,
See Pages 50
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
The Office of Regulatory Affairs is responsible for the enforcement of the New Jersey Barrier Free Sub-Code.
Complaints can be made verbally or in writing to:
Supervisor of Investigations
Department of Community Affairs
Office of Regulatory Affairs
PO Box 818
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 984-7672
FAX: (609) 984-7718
www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/offices/regaffairs.html
WHEN MAKING A COMPLAINT, PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
✐ The complete address of the building that is thought to be non-compliant.
✐ A brief explanation of how the building seems to be non-compliant.
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Telephone: (609) 292-4469
(609) 292-4500
FAX: (609) 777-4099
www.state.nj.us/education
The Department of Education is responsible for overseeing more than 600 school districts, and administering
education programs to more than 1.4 million public and
nonpublic elementary and secondary school children.
The Office of Special Education Programs, within the
Division of Student Services, has oversight responsibilities for the provision of education and related support
services to students with disabilities, ages 3 to 21.
For information on the New Jersey
Higher Education Student
Assistance Authority, See Page 45
DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Telephone: (609) 292-9899
FAX:
(609) 633-1046
www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety
OFFICE OF STATE ASSESSMENTS
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Telephone: (609) 984-6311
FAX:
(609) 984-6032
www.state.nj.us/education/assessment
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Telephone: (609) 292-0147
FAX:
(609) 984-8422
www.state.nj.us/education/specialed
MARIE KATZENBACH SCHOOL
FOR THE DEAF
PO Box 535
West Trenton, NJ 08625-0535
Telephone: (609) 530-3100
TDD:
(609) 530-6620 FAX:
www.mksd.org
Programs for Students who are
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
(609) 633-7665 Voice
(609) 984-8432 TTY
(609) 530-5791
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTERS
AT A GLANCE
Learning Resource Centers are funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B Funds. The
centers provide research reports, curriculum guides, books, videos and audio tapes, as well as training and workshops, for
parents and educators of students with disabilities.
www.state.nj.us/education/lrc
Learning Resource Center-Northern Region
7 Glenwood Avenue, 2nd Floor, Suite 201
East Orange, NJ 07017
Telephone: (973) 414-4491
FAX:
(973) 414-4496
Serving: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic,
Sussex, and Warren Counties
Learning Resource Center-Northern Satellite
104 American Road, Building 100
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Telephone: (973) 631-6345
FAX:
(973) 631-6350
TDD:
(973) 631-6490
Serving: Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties
Learning Resource Center-Central Region
200 Riverview Plaza, First Floor
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 633-8893
FAX:
(609) 633-8968
Serving: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth,
Ocean, Somerset, and Union Counties
Learning Resource Center-Southern Region
Samuel H. Jones Innovation Center
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 200
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Telephone: (856) 582-7000
FAX:
(856) 582-4323
Serving: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May,
Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
PO Box 110
Trenton, NJ 08625-0110
Telephone: (609) 292-2323
FAX: (609) 633-9271
lwd.dol.state.nj.us
The Department of Labor & Workforce Development promotes economic activity, monitors labor standards, and
administers federally funded programs such as workers
compensation, temporary disability insurance and unemployment compensation. Within the Department, the
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services is responsible for training and job placement of persons with disabilities who are within employable age.
Division of Workers’ Compensation
(609) 292-2515
State Temporary Disability Benefits
(609) 292-7060
Long Term Disability Determinations
(866) 920-6997 (973) 648-2983 V/TTY
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
PO Box 055
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 292-2000
FAX: (609) 777-0483
www.wnjpin.state.nj.us
Unemployment Insurance
Northeast New Jersey (201) 601-4100
Northwest and Central New Jersey
(732) 761-2020
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
SERVICES
PO Box 398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398
Telephone: (609) 292-5987
FAX: (609) 292-8347
www.jobs4jersey.com/jobs4jersey/jobseekers/disable
South Jersey (856) 507-2340
Out-of-State (888) 795-6672
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AT A GLANCE
CRITERIA
Any person with a physical or mental impairment which is a substantial impediment to employment may qualify for vocational rehabilitation services. Each consumer is evaluated individually for eligibility and needed assistance. Individuals who are blind or have a serious visual impairment are served by the Commission for the Blind
(CBVI). All others receive service from the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS).
SERVICES PROVIDED
✐ Diagnostic Evaluation
✐ Individual Vocational Counseling and Guidance
✐ Job Seeking Skills Training and Selective Job Placement
✐ Follow-Up Support Services
✐ Post-Employment Services
✐ Physical Restoration
✐ Job Coaching, Vocational, Professional, or On the Job Training
FEE FOR SERVICE
Many of the services listed above are provided free of charge. Coverage of expenses for medical services, training, books and supplies, tools, and other equipment are based on an individual’s ability to pay.
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
(609) 292-5987 www. lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dvrsDVRIndex.html
FOR A LIST OF OFFICES, SEE PAGES 46
COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED
(973) 648-3333 www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/services/vocation/index.html
FOR A LIST OF OFFICES, SEE PAGE 6
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DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
PO Box 729
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 984-4500
FAX: (609) 341-2088
www.state.nj.us/dcf
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families
(DCF) is the state’s first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities. Some of the divisions/offices DCF encompasses includes the following:
Adolescent Services; Advocacy; Centralized Child
Abuse/Neglect Hotline; Child Protection and
Permanency (formerly Youth and Family Services);
Children’s System of Care (formerly Child Behavioral
Health Services); Family and Community Partnerships
(formerly Prevention and Community Partnerships);
Specialized Education Services; and Women (transferred
from DCA).
For general information about
DCF programs and services:
1-855-INFO-DCF (1-855-463-6323) or
[email protected]
See also services for Children, page 54
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
(800) 572-SAFE (7233)
CHILDREN’S SYSTEM OF CARE (FORMERLY
CHILD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES)
DCF’s Division of Children's System of Care, CSOC,
(formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health
Services) serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; and children with intellectual/developmental disability. www.state.nj.us/dcf/families/csc
Hotlines:
If you are deaf or hard of hearing,
please call 7-1-1 NJ Relay
to access any hotline
For other Hotlines and Helplines,
please visit:
www.state.nj.us/dcf/families/hotlines
As of January 2013, the New Jersey Department of
Children and Families - Division of Children’s System of
Care (CSOC) assumed responsibility for providing the
supports and services for children under the age of 21
with developmental/intellectual disabilities, formerly
provided by the Department of Human Services -
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). For
information on the transition and the application process,
please call:
Performcare at:
1-877-652-7624
www.performcarenj.org
What is PerformCare?
The State of New Jersey has contracted with PerformCare to administer the publicly-funded developmental disability service delivery system for children up to age 21. This transition is a result of the state government restructuring initiated by Governor Christie, which moved the responsibility for providing services to children with developmental disabilities from the Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to
the Department of Children and Families’ Children’s System of Care (CSOC). PerformCare has been administering
the State’s Child Behavioral Health System of Care for many years. The expansion of this System of Care model to
also serve children with intellectual and developmental disabilities is a significant step forward. This integrated
approach will allow for better coordinated care. As of January 2013, PerformCare has become your point of contact to assist in coordinating the care for your child that had previously been managed by DDD.
PerformCare
300 Horizon Center Drive, Suite 306
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Toll-free: 1-877-652-7624
Fax: 1-877-736-9166
www.performcarenj.org
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DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND
PUBLIC SAFETY
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
PO Box 080
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0080
Telephone: (609) 292-4925
Fax: 609-292-3508
www.nj.gov/oag
The Department of Law & Public Safety houses the
Division on Civil Rights, which investigates allegations
of discrimination. The department also contains the
Attorney General’s Office and divisions dealing with
criminal justice, consumer affairs, monitoring of professional boards, and enforcement of the Wheelchair Lemon
Law.
For information on the
Wheelchair Lemon Law,
See Page 34
DIVISION ON CIVIL RIGHTS
PO Box 089
PO Box 090 (Complaints)
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 292-4605
TTY:
(609) 292-1785
FAX:
(609) 984-3812
www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/index.htmll
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
124 Halsey Street, 7th floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Telephone: (973) 504-6200
(800) 242-5846
FAX:
(973) 273-8035
www.njconsumeraffairs.gov
The Division on Civil Rights has established a Disabilities and Public Accommodations Special
Investigations Unit (DPA) to work closely with advocacy groups for the disabled and pursue investigations that will have the greatest impact on addressing system-wide discrimination, particularly
in places of public accommodation.
For Branch Offices, See Page 30
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND
VETERANS AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
PO Box 340
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 530-6956
FAX: (609) 530-7191
www.state.nj.us/military
In addition to serving as the headquarters for the New
Jersey Army and Air National Guard, the New Jersey
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, under the
direction of the Adjutant General, is the government
agency responsible for the administration of state provided veterans programs and services within the state.
NJ Veterans Affairs
www.state.nj.us/military/veterans
NJ Veterans Guide
www.state.nj.us/military/veterans
njguide/index.html
DIVISION OF VETERANS
HEALTHCARE SERVICES
PO Box 340
Trenton, NJ 08625-0340
Telephone: (609) 530-6967
FAX:
(609) 530-6970
NJ Veterans Hotlines:
Benefits Hotline
888-8NJ-VETS (888-265-8387)
Counseling Hotline
866-VETS-NJ4 (866-898-7654)
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
(877) 424-3838
Disabled Veterans Resources on the Web
Wounded Warrior Project
Disabled American Veterans
Association for Service Disabled Veterans
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www.woundedwarriorproject.org
www.dav.org
www.asdv.org
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER
PO Box 002
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 292-5031
FAX: (609) 292-6145
www.state.nj.us/treasury
The Department of Treasury assumes responsibility for
three major functions: generation and collection of revenue, management of assets, and statewide support services. The Department also houses the Office on
Disabilities Management that is responsible for issues of
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) in state owned buildings and state run programs.
DIVISION OF TAXATION
www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/email.shtml
OFFICE OF DISABILITIES MANAGEMENT
PO Box 034
Trenton, NJ 08625-0034
Telephone: (609) 292-7299
TDD & FAX: (609) 292-6525
www.state.nj.us/treasury/dpmc/Property_management_
disabilities.shtml
General Tax Information
(609) 826-4400
(800) 323-4400
Main Customer Service Center
(609) 292-6400
OFFICE OF THE CORRECTIONS OMBUDSMAN
PO Box 855
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 633-2596
FAX:
(609) 633-8644
www.state.nj.us/correctionsombudsman
Homestead Rebate Hotlines:
(888) 238-1233
Property Tax Reimbursement
(Senior Freeze)
Hotline- (800) 882-6597
TTY Service- (609) 984-7300 or
(800) 286-6613
OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN FOR THE
INSTITUTIONALIZED ELDERLY
PO Box 852
Trenton, NJ 08625-0852
Telephone: (877) 582-6995
FAX:
(609) 943-3479
www.nj.gov/ooie
THE OFFICE OF DISABILITIES MANAGEMENT AT A GLANCE
The Office of Disabilities Management is responsible for the following areas:
✐ Barrier Free Compliance of state owned and operated facilities.
✐ Implementation and assistance to allow access to all programs, services and activities offered by the State of New
Jersey.
✐ Technical assistance and advice concerning accessibility standards and adaptive devices to allow full inclusion by
persons with disabilities.
✐ Funding for modifications needed to ensure accessibility to all state owned and operated facilities.
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COUNTY RESOURCES
COUNTY OFFICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
County Offices for the Disabled function as clearinghouses for information about programs and services,
advocate for people with disabilities, and provide technical assistance at a local level. Offices identified with
an * also serve as the County Aging and Disability Resource Connection/Area Agency on Aging
(ADRC/AAA). See page 19 for more information on ADRC/AAA.
* ATLANTIC COUNTY DIVISION OF INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICES, AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE
CONNECTION
Shoreview Building
101 South Shore Road
Northfield, NJ 08225
Telephone: (888) 426-9243
Outside of NJ: (609) 645-5965
* HUDSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES
595 County Avenue, Building 2
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Telephone: (201) 369-5280 x4241
BERGEN COUNTY DIVISION ON DISABILITY SERVICES
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: (201) 336-6500
TTY:
(201) 336-6505
BURLINGTON COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
c/o Resources for Independent Living
351 High Street, Suite 103
Burlington, NJ 08106
Telephone: (609) 747-7745
* HUNTERDON COUNTY DIVISION OF SENIOR,
DISABILITY, AND VETERANS SERVICES
PO Box 2900
4 Gauntt Place
Flemington, NJ 08822
Telephone: (908) 788-1361
* MERCER COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
640 South Broad Street, PO Box 8068
Trenton, NJ 08611
Telephone: (609) 989-6661
* MIDDLESEX COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING
AND DISABILITY SERVICES
Middlesex County Administration Building
75 Bayard Street, 5th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Voice/TTY: (732) 745-3295
* CAMDEN COUNTY AGING AND DISABILITY
RESOURCE CONNECTION
512 Lakeland Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Telephone: (856) 858-3220
* MONMOUTH COUNTY OFFICE ON DISABILITIES
3000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone: (732) 308-3770 x3599
* CAPE MAY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
4005 Route 9 South
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
Telephone: (609) 886-2784
* MORRIS COUNTY DIVISION OF AGING, DISABILITY
AND VETERANS SERVICES
540 West Hanover Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
PO Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07900-0900
Voice:
(973) 285-6855
* CUMBERLAND COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING
AND DISABLED
800 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Voice/TTY: (856) 453-2220
ESSEX COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
50 South Clinton Street, Suite 4300
East Orange, NJ 07018
Telephone: (973) 395-8494
OCEAN COUNTY COMMISSION FOR INDIVIDUALS
WITH DISABILITIES
1027 Hooper Avenue, Building 2, 3rd Floor
PO Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754
Voice/TDD: (732) 506-5062
* GLOUCESTER COUNTY DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES
115 Budd Blvd.
West Deptford, NJ 08096
Telephone: (856) 384-6841
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* PASSAIC COUNTY SENIOR, DISABILITY SERVICES,
AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200, Totowa, NJ 07512
Telephone: (973) 569-4060
SALEM COUNTY OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES
98 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079
Telephone: (856) 935-7510 x8623 or 8311
* UNION COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
Union County Administration Building
4th Floor, Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Voice/TDD: (908) 527-4840
* SOMERSET COUNTY AGING AND DISABILITY
RESOURCE CONNECTION
27 Warren Street, 1st floor
PO Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876
Telephone: (908) 704-6346
WARREN COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
c/o DAWN, Inc.
66 Ford Road, Suite 121
Denville, NJ 07834
Telephone: (973) 625-1940 (888) 383-DAWN
TDD:
(973) 625-1932
* SUSSEX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES,
DIVISION OF SENIOR AND DISABILITY SERVICES
1 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Telephone: (973) 579-0555
COUNTY BOARDS OF SOCIAL SERVICE
COUNTY CRISIS INTERVENTION CONTACTS
The Boards of Social Service deliver financial aid and
support to individuals and families.
The numbers listed below provide callers with access to
emergency services and counseling for non-medical
emergencies and crisis intervention:
ATLANTIC COUNTY
BERGEN COUNTY
BURLINGTON COUNTY
CAMDEN COUNTY
CAPE MAY COUNTY
CUMBERLAND COUNTY
ESSEX COUNTY
GLOUCESTER COUNTY
HUDSON COUNTY
HUNTERDON COUNTY
MERCER COUNTY
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
MONMOUTH COUNTY
MORRIS COUNTY
OCEAN COUNTY
PASSAIC COUNTY
SALEM COUNTY
SOMERSET COUNTY
SUSSEX COUNTY
UNION COUNTY
WARREN COUNTY
ATLANTIC COUNTY
BERGEN COUNTY
BURLINGTON COUNTY
CAMDEN COUNTY
CAPE MAY COUNTY
CUMBERLAND COUNTY
ESSEX COUNTY
GLOUCESTER COUNTY
HUDSON COUNTY
HUNTERDON COUNTY
MERCER COUNTY
MIDDLESEX COUNTY
MONMOUTH COUNTY
MORRIS COUNTY
OCEAN COUNTY
PASSAIC COUNTY
SALEM COUNTY
SOMERSET COUNTY
SUSSEX COUNTY
UNION COUNTY
WARREN COUNTY
(609) 344-1118
(201) 262-4357
(609) 835-6180
(856) 428-4357
(609) 465-5999
(856) 455-5555
(973) 266-4478
(856) 845-9100
(866) 367-6023
(908) 788-6400
(609) 396-4357
(732) 235-5700
(732) 923-6999
(973) 625-0280
(732) 886-4474
(866) 904-4474
(973) 754-2230
(856) 299-3001
(908) 526-4100
(973) 383-0973
(908) 994-7131
(908) 454-5141
(609) 348-3001
(201) 368-4200
(609) 261-1000
(856) 225-8800
(609) 886-6200
(856) 691-4600
(973) 733-3000
(856) 582-9200
(201) 420-3000
(908) 788-1300
(609) 989-4320
(732) 745-3500
(732) 431-6000
(973) 326-7800
(732) 349-1500
(973) 881-0100
(856) 299-7200
(908) 526-8800
(973) 383-3600
(908) 965-2700
(908) 475-6301
Social Services at a Glance
Work First NJ • Emergency Assistance • Food Stamps
Medicaid • Kinship Care • Supports for Working Families
Home Energy Assistance • Homeless Sheltering
Child Care • Child Support
New Jersey’s 24/7 Peer Support & Suicide
Prevention Hotline
1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (1-855-654-6735)
Need someone to talk to? We are here to help.
Our specialists are available for confidential
telephone counseling and support
24 hours a day, 7 day per week.
You’re not alone … we are only a phone call away.
NJHelps is a free and easy guide for you to
determine the programs and assistance for
which you and your family may be eligible.
www.mynjhelps.org
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CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Centers for Independent Living (many funded through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services) are communitybased, consumer-driven organizations that provide peer counseling, skills training, advocacy, information and referral, and
a variety of services based on individual needs.
NEW JERSEY STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL
The New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council
(SILC) is a 17-member body appointed by the Governor
which maximizes opportunities for people with
disabilities through planning and advocacy.
www.njsilc.org
HEIGHTENED INDEPENDENCE & PROGRESS (HIP)
(Bergen County)
131 Main Street, Suite 120
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: (201) 996-9100 TDD: (201) 996-9424
www.hipcil.org
HEIGHTENED INDEPENDENCE & PROGRESS-HUDSON
(Hudson County)
35 Journal Square, Suite 703
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Telephone: (201) 533-4407 TDD: (201) 533-4409
www.hipcil.org
ALLIANCE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE
(Middlesex, Somerset, Union Counties)
629 Amboy Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837
Telephone: (732) 738-4388
TDD:
(732) 738-9644
www.adacil.org
MOCEANS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
(Monmouth and Ocean County)
Monmouth County Branch:
279 Broadway, Suite 201
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Telephone: (732) 571-4884 TDD: (732) 571-4878
CAMDEN CITY INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER
(City of Camden)
Virtua Camden
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
Telephone: (856) 966-0800
TDD:
(856) 966-0830
www.camdencityilc.org
Ocean County Branch:
1027 Hooper Avenue, Building 6, 3rd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753
Telephone: (732) 505-2310
www.moceanscil.org
CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING OF SOUTH JERSEY, INC. (CIL-SJ)
(Camden and Gloucester Counties)
1150 Delsea Drive, Suite 1
Westville, NJ 08093
Telephone: (856) 853-6490
TDD:
(856) 853-1466
DAWN, INC.
(Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties)
66 Ford Road, Suite 121
Denville, NJ 07834
Telephone: (973) 625-1940 (888) 383-DAWN
VRS: (973) 453-4689
www.dawncil.org
PROGRESSIVE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (PCIL)
(Hunterdon and Mercer Counties)
Mercer County Branch:
3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 904
Hamilton NJ 08619
Telephone: (609) 581-4500 (877) 917-4500
TDD:
(609) 581-4555
Hunterdon County Branch:
4 Walter E. Foran Blvd., Suite 410
Flemington, NJ 08822
Telephone: (908) 782-1055 (877) 376-9174
TDD:
(908) 782-1081
www.pcil.org
RESOURCES FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (RIL)
(Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem Counties)
351 High Street, Suite 103
Burlington, NJ 08016
Telephone: (609) 747-7745 TDD: (609) 747-1875
www.rilnj.org
DIAL, INC.
(Essex and Passaic Counties)
2 Prospect Village Plaza, First Floor
Clifton, NJ 07013
Telephone: (973) 470-8090
TDD:
(973) 470-2521
www.dial-cil.org
TOTAL LIVING CENTER, INC. (TLC)
(Atlantic County)
6712 Washington Avenue, Suite 106
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Telephone: (609) 645-9547 TDD:
www.tlcenter.org
CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING AT A GLANCE
• Peer Support
• Individual and System Advocacy
• Independent Living Skills Training
• Development of Independent Living Plans
(609) 645-9593
Satellite Office
1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Telephone: (609) 345-6700 x2804
TDD:
(609) 345-5551 FAX: (609) 343-2374
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PROGRAM OF ALL INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (PACE)
PACE Centers:
PACE is an innovative program, funded by Medicare and
Medicaid, that provides frail individuals, age 55 and older,
comprehensive medical and social services coordinated and
provided by a team of professionals in a community-based
center and in their homes, helping program participants
delay or avoid long-term nursing home care. To participate
in PACE, an individual must be 55 years of age or older,
require nursing home level of care but be able to live safely in the community at time of enrollment with the services of PACE, and reside in the service area of a PACE organization. You can leave a PACE program at any time. Four
PACE agencies are currently operating in New Jersey and
you must live in their coverage area (see zip codes) to participate. For more information, contact the PACE agencyserving your area.
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/services/pace
• LIFE St. Francis: 609-599-5433 (serving Mercer
County, Bordentown, Florence, and Roebling)
www.stfrancismedical.org/LIFE/Overview.aspx
• LIFE at Lourdes: 856-675-3675 (serving most
Camden County communities)
www.lourdesnet.org/programs-and-services/lifeat-lourdes
• Lutheran Senior LIFE: 877-543-3188 (serving
most of Hudson County)
www.lsmnj.org/how-we-help/senior-healthcareretirement-living/lutheran-senior-life-jersey-city/
• Inspira LIFE: 855-295-5433 (serving portions of
Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties)
http://www.inspirahealthnetwork.org/life-center
Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)/Area Agency on Aging (AAA) www.adrcnj.org
Through the Division of Aging Services, in partnership with County Government, the Aging and Disability Resource
Connection/Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serves as the lead agency for seniors and their caregivers to access information, community services, and long term services and supports. Services available to eligible individuals may include: outreach, case management, transportation, senior centers, volunteer opportunities, health promotion, nutrition programs, education, health insurance counseling, adult protective services, senior employment, respite care options, and information on
housing and long-term care options. For more information, contact your county ADCRC/AAA at the numbers below.
Atlantic County .............................(609) 645-5965
Bergen County...............................(201) 336-7400
Burlington County.........................(609) 265-5069
Camden County.............................(856) 858-3220
Cape May County ................(609) 886-2784/2785
Cumberland County .............(856) 453-2221/2220
Essex County .................................(973) 395-8375
Gloucester County .........................(856) 384-6900
Hudson County..............................(201) 369-4313
Hunterdon County.......(908) 788-1361/1362/1363
Mercer County......................(609) 989-6661/6662
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Middlesex County .........................(732) 745-3295
Monmouth County ........................(732) 431-7450
Morris County ...............................(973) 285-6848
Ocean County ................................(732) 929-2091
Passaic County...............................(973) 569-4060
Salem County ................................(856) 339-8622
Somerset County ...........................(908) 704-6346
Sussex County ...............................(973) 579-0555
Union County ................................(908) 527-4870
Warren County...............................(908) 475-6591
(800) 792-8820
The role of Adult Protective Services (APS) is to investigate complaints of suspected abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of
vulnerable adults aged 18 or older. A complaint to APS will generate a thorough assessment, which will include a private
face-to-face interview with the potentially at-risk adult, to determine if intervention is warranted. All information
generated by the investigation is confidential. A report of suspected abuse may be made to the Aging and Community
Services Information and Referral toll-free number or to the APS office in the county in which the individual lives.
County Adult Protective Services
Atlantic County...........................(888) 426-9243
Bergen County ............................(201) 368-4300
Burlington County ......................(609) 518-4793
Camden County ..........................(856) 225-8178
Cape May County ......................(609) 886-2221
Cumberland County ...................(856) 453-2223
Essex County .............................(973) 596-1146
Gloucester County
(856) 256-2101
Hudson County ...........................(201) 537-5631
Hunterdon County .....................(908) 788-1300
Mercer County ............................(609) 989-4346
Middlesex County ......................(732) 745-3635
Monmouth County ................... (732) 531-9191
Morris County ...........................(973) 326-7282
Ocean County ............................(732) 349-1500
Passaic County............................(973) 881-2616
Salem County ............................(856) 339-8622
Somerset County .......................(908) 526-8800
Sussex County ............................(973) 383-3600
Union County ............................ (908) 497-3902
Warren County............................(908) 475-6591
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DISABILITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES
The following agencies are categorized by target disability as a matter of reference, although some may serve
multiple populations. Where a local website was not available, a national website has been provided. Most agencies provide services statewide.
AIDS/HIV
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
317 George Street, Suite 203
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: (800) 433-0254 (Toll-Free)
(732) 246-0204 (outside NJ)
www.hyacinth.org
AUTISM/ASPERGERS/ASD
Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network
(ASPEN)
9 Aspen Circle, Edison, NJ 08820
Telephone: (732) 321-0880
FAX:
(732) 744-1622
www.aspennj.org
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
The Alzheimer’s Association
Greater New Jersey Chapter
400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251
Denville, NJ 07834
Telephone: (800) 883-1180 (Toll-Free)
(973) 586-4342
www.alz.org
Autism Family Services of New Jersey
1 AAA Drive, Suite 203
Trenton, NJ 08691
Telephone: (877) 237-4477 (Toll-Free)
FAX:
(609) 392-5621
www.autismfamilyservicesnj.org
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC 20035
Telephone: (202) 596-1056
New Jersey Chapter
www.autisticadvocacy.org
Delaware Valley Chapter
3 Eves Drive, Suite 310
Marlton, NJ 08053
Telephone: (856) 797-1212
FAX:
(856) 797-1818
www.alz.org/nj/
Autism New Jersey
500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Telephone: (609) 588-8200
(800) 4-AUTISM (Toll-Free)
FAX:
(609) 588-8858
www.autismnj.org
AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)
Neuromuscular and ALS Center
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
125 Paterson Street, Suite 6100
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: (732) 235-7331
www.web.rwjms.rutgers.edu/nmalsweb/
POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)
1989 Route 88
Brick, NJ 08724
Telephone: (732) 785-1099
FAX:
(732) 785-1003
www.poac.net
ARTHRITIS/FIBROMYALGIA
Arthritis Foundation-New Jersey Chapter
555 Route 1 South, Suite 220
Iselin, NJ 08830
Telephone: (888) 467-3112 (Toll-Free)
(732) 283-4300
FAX:
(732) 283-4633
www.arthritis.org
Local website: www.arthritis.org/new-jersey
AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS
American Autoimmune Related
Diseases Association
2100 Gratiot Avenue
Eastpointe, MI 48021
Telephone: (586) 776-3900
www.aarda.org
For a list of National Resources, See Pages 32 and 33
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Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey
(973) 763-9900
www.cpnj.org
BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED
For the NJ Commission for the Blind and
Visually Impaired (CBVI), See page 7
North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency
(NJEDDA)
(973) 772-2600
www.njedda.org
National Federation of the Blind-NJ
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Telephone: (973) 743-0075
www.nfbnj.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County
721 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07702
(201) 436-2200
www.ucpofhudsoncounty.org
National Federation of the Blind
Parents of Blind Children-NJ
Telephone: 973-377-0976
Email: [email protected]
www.blindchildren.org
New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID)
10 Oak Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
Telephone: (732) 549-6187
FAX:
(732) 549-2410
www.cpamc.org
New Jersey Council of the Blind
153 Franklin Corner Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2501
Telephone: (609) 882-2446
www.njcounciloftheblind.org
Githens Center
(Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association)
40 Cedar Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Telephone: (609) 261-1667
FAX:
(609) 261-1844
www.githenscenter.org
New Jersey Foundation for the Blind
PO Box 929
Denville, NJ 07834
Telephone: (973) 627-0055
FAX:
(973) 627-1622
www.njffb.org
The Friends of the NJ Library for the Blind and
Handicapped (NJLBH)
PO Box 434
Woodbridge NJ 07095-0434
Telephone
(609) 888-5459
www.friendsnjlibraryfortheblind.org
CANCER
American Cancer Society-NJ
www.cancer.org
CEREBRAL PALSY
Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
(ABCD)
127 US Highway 206, Suite 18
Hamilton, NJ 08610
Telephone: (609) 581-8375
FAX:
(609) 581-8512
www.abcdnj.org
Northern Region:
20 Mercer Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: (201) 343-2222
Metro NJ Region:
986 South Springfield Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081
Telephone: (973) 379-2830
Central Region:
2600 US Highway 1
North Brunswick, NJ 08908
Telephone: (732) 297-8000
FAX: (732) 297-9043
Jersey Shore Region: 2310 Route 34 Suite 1D
Manasquan NJ 08736
Telephone: (732) 292-3112
Cerebral Palsy League
(908) 709-1800
www.thecplinc.org
LADACIN Network
(732) 493-5900
www.ladacin.org
For the Division of Developmental Disabilities, See Page 7
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CARDIAC/HEART DISEASE
American Heart and Stroke Association
1 Union Street, Suite 301
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Telephone: (609) 208-0020
FAX:
(609) 208-2906
www.heart.org
Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with
Disabilities (ABCD)
127 Route 206, Suite 18
Hamilton, NJ 08610
Telephone: (609) 581-8375
FAX:
(609) 581-8512
www.abcdnj.org
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
NJCFSA (New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Association, Inc.)
PO Box 477
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Email: [email protected]
www.njmecfsa.org
Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental
Disabilities
335 George Street, Suite 3500, PO Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688
Telephone: (732) 235-9300
FAX:
(732) 235-9330
www.rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter
CROHN’S DISEASE
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
New Jersey Chapter
45 Wilson Avenue
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Telephone: (732) 786-9960
FAX:
(732) 786-9964
www.ccfa.org
Community Access Unlimited
80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Telephone: (908) 354-3040
FAX:
(908) 354-2665
www.caunj.org
Community Options, Inc.
16 Farber Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: (609) 951-9900
FAX:
(609) 951-9112
www.comop.org
COGNITIVE/INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
The Arc of New Jersey
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Telephone: (732) 246-2525
FAX:
(732) 214-1834
www.arcnj.org
Easter Seals New Jersey
25 Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Telephone: (732) 257-6662
FAX:
(732) 257-7373
www.easterseals.com/nj
To Find a Local Chapter of
the Arc of New Jersey,
visit: www.arcnj.org
Spectrum for Living
210 Rivervale Road, Suite 3
River Vale, NJ 07675
Telephone: (201) 358-8000
(866) 367-7732
FAX:
(201) 358-8089
www.spectrumforliving.org
Click on Find a Chapter
CROSS-DISABILITY
Advancing Opportunities
1005 Whitehead Road Ext., Suite 1
Ewing, NJ 08638
Telephone: (609) 882-4182
(888) 322-1918 (Toll-free)
TTY:
(609) 882-0620
FAX:
(609) 882-4054
www.advopps.org
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (800) 654-7726
(973) 642-8100
FAX:
(973) 642-8080
www.spanadvocacy.org
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North West Jersey Association for the Deaf (NWJAD)
PO Box 533
Gladstone, NJ 07934
www.nwjad.org
CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Greater New Jersey Chapter
1719 Rt. 10, Suite 229
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Telephone
973-656-9200
www.cff.org
NJ Association of the Deaf, Inc. (NJAD)
www.deafnjad.org
DIABETES
American Diabetes Association
NJ Chapter
1160 Route 22 E., Suite 103
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Telephone: (732) 469-7979
(888) DIABETES
FAX:
(908) 722-4887
www.diabetes.org
DEAF/BLIND
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 121
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-4500
TTY:
(301) 495-4402
Voice:
(301) 495-4403
www.aadb.org
For the NJ Commission for the Blind and
Visually Impaired (CBVI), See page 7
DOWN SYNDROME
Bringing Up Down Syndrome (BUDS)
504 Centennial Blvd. #1444
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Telephone: (856) 985-5885
www.bringingupdownsyndrome.org
Helen Keller National Center
141 Middle Neck Rd.
Sands Point, NY 11050
Voice:
(516) 944-8900
TTY:
(516) 944-8637
Video phone: (516) 570-3626
www.hknc.org
The Down Syndrome Association of Central NJ (DACNJ)
180 Ewingville Road
Ewing, NJ 08638
Telephone: (866) Down Syn (866) 369-6796
www.dsacnj.org
DEAF/HARD OF HEARING
New Jersey Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Telephone
(800) 792-8339
www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddhh/home
The Down Syndrome Group of Northwest New Jersey
www.dsgnwnj.org
Alexander Graham Bell Association
PO Box 161
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
Email: [email protected]
www.agbellnj.org
Better Hearing Institute
1444 I Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Voice:
(888) 432-7435
www.betterhearing.org
Knowledge and Information about Individuals with
Down Syndrome (K.I.I.D.S)
www.kiids.info
DWARFISM
Little People of America
Telephone: (888) LPA (572)-2001
www.lpadistrict2.org
(202) 449-1100
EATING DISORDERS
Food Addicts Anonymous
NJ Helpline (732) 244-4324
www.foodaddictsanonymous.org
Hearing Loss Association of America
New Jersey State Association
Telephone
(609) 655-0090
www.hearingloss-nj.org
Association of Late-Deafened AdultsGarden State (ALDA-GS)
www.alda-gs.org
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Learning Disabilities Association of America
EPILEPSY
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey
1 AAA Drive, Suite 203
Trenton, NJ 08691
Telephone: (800) 336-5843
(609) 392-4900
FAX:
(609) 392-5621
www.efnj.com
New Jersey Chapter
614 Cranbury Road # 6268
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Telephone: (732) 645-2738
www.ldanj.org
LUPUS
Lupus Foundation of America
NJ Chapter
PO Box 1184
150 Morris Avenue, Suite 102
Springfield, NJ 07081
Telephone: (800) 322-5816
(973) 379-3226
FAX:
(973) 379-1053
www.lupus.org/newjersey/home
HEAD INJURY/TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
825 Georges Road, Second Floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Telephone: (732) 745-0200
(800) 669-4323
FAX:
(732) 745-0211
www.bianj.org
D I D YOU KNOW?
Philadelphia TriState Area
500 Old York Road, Suite 110
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Telephone: (215) 517-5070
FAX:
(215) 517-8483
www.lupus.org/tristate
The Division of Disability Services
administers the TBI Fund and is the lead
state ag ency for ser vices to individuals
with brain injur y. See Pag es 1 and 2.
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis Foundation International
National Headquarters
8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 350
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: (800) 891-0707
FAX:
(301) 565-9414
www.hepatitisfoundation.org
MENTAL ILLNESS
Mental Health Association in New Jersey
88 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Telephone: (973) 571-4100
(800) 367-8850 (Toll-free)
FAX:
(973) 857-1777
www.mhanj.org
HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
53 Stickle Avenue
Rockway, NJ 07866
PO Box 2103
Clifton, NJ 07015
Telephone: (973) 784-4965
FAX:
(973) 784-4966
www.hdsanj.org
NAMI NJ (National Alliance on Mental Illness of
New Jersey)
1562 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Telephone: (732) 940-0991
FAX:
(732) 940-0355
www.naminj.org
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
611 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE #133
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: (877) 246-9058 (Toll-free)
LEARNING DISABILITIES
The International Dyslexia Association
New Jersey Branch
PO Box 32
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Email only: [email protected]
www.njida.org
National Mental Health
Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (800) 553-4539 (Toll-free)
(267) 507-3810
FAX:
(215) 636-6312
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RESPIRATORY DISEASE
American Lung Association
New Jersey Chapter
1031 Route 22, Suite 203
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Telephone: (908) 685-8040
FAX:
(908) 685-8030
www.lung.org/associations/charters/mid-atlantic
For the Division of Mental Health and
Addiction Services, See Page 8
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Muscular Dystrophy Association
5940 Hamilton Blvd., Suite F
Allentown, PA 18106
Telephone: (610) 391-1977
FAX:
(610) 391-0416
www.mda.org
American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic
3001 Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill, PA, 17011
Telephone: (717) 541-5864
FAX:
(888) 415-5757
www.lung.org/associations/charters/mid-atlantic
Muscular Dystrophy Association
25 E. Spring Valley Avenue, Suite 210
Maywood, NJ 07607
Telephone
(201) 843-4452
FAX:
(201) 843-2324
www.mda.org
SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
SCDAA - Philadelphia/Delaware Valley
5070 Parkside Avenue, Suite 1404
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Telephone: (215) 471-8686 FAX: (215) 471-7441
www.sicklecelldisorder.com
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
NJ Metro Chapter
Aspen Corporate Park 1
1480 U.S. Highway 9 North, Suite 301
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Telephone: (800) 344-4867
www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/NJM
SCLERODERMA
Scleroderma Foundation (Southern NJ)
Delaware Valley Chapter
385 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Telephone: (866) 675-5545
www.scleroderma.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater Delaware Valley Chapter
30 South 17th Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: (215) 271-2400
FAX:
(215) 271-6122
www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAE
Tri-State Chapter (Northern NJ)
59 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Telephone: (607) 723-2239 (800) 867-0885
FAX:
(607) 723-2039
www.scleroderma.org
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
National Headquarters
706 Haddonfield Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Telephone: (800) 532-7667
www.mymsaa.org/
SENSORY IMPAIRMENTS
Everas Community Services
(Formerly the New Jersey Association of the Deaf-Blind, Inc.)
24 K World’s Fair Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873-1349
Telephone/TTY: (732) 805-1912 FAX: (732) 805-3088
www.everas.org
PARKINSON’S DISEASE
New Jersey American Parkinson Disease Association
100 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: (732) 745-7520
FAX:
(732) 745-3114
www.njapda.org
New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association
174 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Telephone: (888) 906-5742
FAX: (888) 729-3489
www.njsha.org
POLIO/POST-POLIO
New Jersey Polio Network
PO Box 537
Martinsville, NJ 08836
Telephone: (201) 845-6860
www.njpolio.org
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American Stroke Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Telephone: (888) 4-STROKE (888) 478-7653 or
(888) 474-VIVE
www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG
SPINA BIFIDA
Spina Bifida Resource Network
(formerly Spina Bifida Association Tri-State Region)
84 Park Avenue, Suite G-106
Flemington, NJ 08822
Telephone: (908) 782-7475 FAX: (908) 782-6102
www.thesbrn.org
TOURETTE SYNDROME
New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome
50 Division Street, Suite 205
Somerville, NJ 08876
Telephone: (908) 575-7350
FAX: (908) 575-8699
www.njcts.org
SPINAL CORD INJURY (SCI)
Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
Short Hills Plaza
636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Telephone: (800) 539-7309
FAX: (973) 467-9845
www.paralysis.org
Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey, Inc.
PO Box 116
Somerville, NJ 08876
Telephone: (732) 972-4459
FAX: (908) 575-8699
www.tsanj.org
Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association
19 Jefferson Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Telephone: (732) 220-0870
www.cjsca.net
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated
Disorders, Inc.
50 Division Street Suite 205
Somerville, NJ 08876
Telephone: (908) 575-7350
FAX: (908) 575-8699
www.tsanj.org
STROKE/CVA
New Jersey Stroke Activity Center, Inc.
725 Joralemon Street, Suite 191
Belleville, NJ 07109
Telephone: (973) 450-4114
FAX: (973) 450-0805
www.njsac.org
TRANSPLANT
NJ Sharing Network
691 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
Telephone: (800) 742-7365
www.sharenj.org
FAX: (908) 516-5501
NEW JERSEY SELF-HELP GROUP CLEARINGHOUSE
✐ Maintains information on thousands of local no-fee support groups in New Jersey, including many that address disabilities,
illnesses, caregiving, and parenting
✐ Provides information about national and online support networks
✐ Helps those interested in starting new support groups by providing free how-to materials, phone consultation, and training
✐ Publishes an annual directory of support groups
375 East McFarlan Street, Dover, NJ 07801
Telephone: (800) 367-6274 or (973) 989-1122 FAX: (973) 989-1159 www.njgroups.org
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INTERNET RESOURCES
ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant
Programs Today)
www.adapt.org
Disability History Museum
www.disabilitymuseum.org
Disability Info
www.disability.gov
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
www.inclusioninthearts.org
American Association for Adapted Sports Programs
www.adaptedsports.org
American Association of People with Disabilities
www.aapd.com
Disability Nation
www.disabilitynation.net
Disability Online
www.disabilityonline.com
Disability Resources Monthly
www.disabilityresources.org
American Association on Intellectual &
Developmental Disabilities
www.aaidd.org
Disability Social History Project
www.disabilityhistory.org
American Chronic Pain Association
www.theacpa.org
Disabled Sports USA
www.disabledsportsusa.org
American Disability Association (ADAnet)
www.ADAnet.org
DO-IT Foundation
www.washington.edu/doit
American Self-Help Clearinghouse
www.selfhelpgroups.org
Genetic Alliance
www.geneticalliance.org
Assistance Dogs International, Inc.
www.assistancedogsinternational.org
Harvard Law School Project on Disability
www.hpod.org
Center for an Accessible Society
www.accessiblesociety.org
Health Care Coach
www.healthcarecoach.org
Center for Hearing and Communication
www.chchearing.org
Healthy Hearing
www.healthyhearing.com
Children’s Disabilities Information
www.childrensdisabilities.info
I Am PWD
www.iampwd.org
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
www.c-c-d.org
Inclusion Daily Express
www.inclusiondaily.com
Cornucopia of Disability Information
www.codi.tamucc.edu
Independent Living Institute
www.independentliving.org
Council for Disability Awareness
www.disabilitycanhappen.org
Independent Living USA
www.ilusa.com
Disabled in Action
www.disabledinaction.org
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Institute for Community Inclusion
www.communityinclusion.org
National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov
Institute on Disability Culture
www.dimenet.com/disculture
National Rehabilitation Information Center
www.naric.com
International Center for Disability Resources
www.icdri.org
PACER Center
Champions for Children with Disabilities
www.pacer.org
International Paralympic Committee
www.paralympic.org
Parents with Disabilities Online
www.disabledparents.net
Job Accommodation Network
www.askjan.org
Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality
www.sath.org
Largest Minority
www.largestminority.org
Society for Disability Studies
www.disstudies.org
Mobility International USA
www.miusa.org
TASH (formerly The Association for the Severely
Handicapped)
www.tash.org
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
www.naela.org
Through the Looking Glass
www.lookingglass.org
National Arts and Disabilities Center
www.semel.ucla.edu/nadc
Waisman Center
www.waisman.wisc.edu
National Center for Accessible Media
www.ncam.wgbh.org
World Association of People with Disabilities
www.wapd.org
National Center on Accessibility
www.ncaonline.org
World Institute on Disability
www.wid.org
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental
Disabilities
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd
United Nations Commission on Human Rights
www.ohchr.org
National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for
Individuals with Disabilities
www.heath.gwu.edu
U.S. International Council on Disabilities
www.usicd.org
National Council on Disability
www.ncd.gov
National Disability Rights Network
www.ndrn.org
Don’t See What You Need?
Contact DDS at
1-888-285-3036
National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org
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ADVOCACY RESOURCES
ADVOCACY-GENERAL
Advocates for Children of New Jersey
35 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (973) 643-3876
FAX:
(973) 643-9153
www.acnj.org
ADVOCACY-INFORMATION/RESEARCH
United Spinal Association
120-34 Queens Blvd. Suite 320
Kew Gardens NY 11415
Telephone: (718) 803-3782
FAX:
(718) 803-0414
www.unitedspinal.org
Association for Special Children and Families
PO Box 494
Hewitt, NJ 07421-0494
Telephone: (973) 728-8744
www.ascfamily.org
ADVOCACY- LEGAL SERVICES
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
PO Box 32159
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (973) 642-2084
www.aclu-nj.org
New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Telephone: (732) 246-2525 x22
FAX:
(732) 214-1834
www.arcnj.org
Education Law Center
60 Park Place, Suite 300
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (973) 624-1815
FAX:
(973) 624-7339
TDD:
(973) 624-4618
www.edlawcenter.org
ADVOCACY-EDUCATION
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (800) 654-7726
(973) 642-8100
FAX:
(973) 642-8080
www.spannj.org
Legal Services of New Jersey
100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 402, PO Box 1357
Edison, NJ 08818
Telephone: (888) 576-5529
(732) 572-9100
www.lsnj.org
New Jersey State Bar Association
One Constitution Square
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: (732) 249-5000
FAX:
(732) 249 2815
www.njsba.com
ADVOCACY-FAMILY SUPPORT
The Family Support Center of New Jersey
35 Beaverson Blvd. Building 11
Brick, NJ 08723
Telephone: (800) 372-6510
FAX:
(732) 262-4373
www.fscnj.org
Community Justice Center
310 W. State Street, Third Floor
Trenton, NJ 08618
Telephone: (609 218-5120
FAX:
(609 218-5126
www.nj-communityjusticecenter.org
The Family Resource Network
1 AAA Drive, Suite 203
Trenton, NJ 08691
Telephone: (609) 392-4900
(800) 336-5843
FAX:
(609) 392-5621
www.familyresourcenetwork.org
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Division on Civil Rights
140 East Front Street, 6th Floor
PO Box 090
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 292-4605
TTY:
(609) 292-1785
FAX:
(609) 292-3812
www.NJCivilRights.org
Community Health Law Project
185 Valley Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Telephone: (973) 275-1175
FAX:
(973) 275-5210
www.chlp.org
BRANCH OFFICES
Community Health Law Project
650 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 210
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Telephone: (973) 680-5599
FAX:
(973) 680-1488
TDD:
(973) 680-1116
BRANCH OFFICES
Division on Civil Rights
1325 Boardwalk at Tennessee Avenue, 1st Floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Telephone: (609) 441-3100
TTY:
(609) 441-7648
FAX:
(609) 441-3578
Community Health Law Project
225 East State Street, Suite 5
Trenton, NJ 08608
Telephone: (609) 392-5553
FAX:/TDD:(609) 392-5369
Division on Civil Rights
5 Executive Campus Suite 107
Cherry Hill NJ 08034
Telephone: (856) 486-4080
Community Health Law Project
65 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 402, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Telephone: (908) 355-8282
FAX:
(908) 355-3724
Division on Civil Rights
131 Clinton Street, 3rd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (973) 648-2700
TTY:
(973) 648-4678
FAX:
(973) 648-4405
Community Health Law Project
Station House Office Building
900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 400
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Telephone/TDD: (856) 858-9500
FAX:
(856) 858-9545
SUPPORT GROUPS
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
375 East McFarlan Street
Dover, NJ 07801
Telephone: (800) 367-6274
(973) 989-1122
FAX:
(973) 989-1159
www.njgroups.org
Community Health Law Project
1 Main Street, Suite 413
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Telephone: (732) 380-1012
FAX:
(732) 380-1015
Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ)
(formerly New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.)
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Telephone: (800) 922-7233
(609) 292-9742
FAX:
(609) 777-0187
www.drnj.org
See Page 25
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PROFESSIONAL AND PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS
New Jersey Association of Community Providers, Inc.
140 Scotch Road
Ewing NJ 08628
Ewing, NJ 08638
Telephone: (609) 406-1400
FAX:
(609) 406-1442
www.njacp.org
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ACCESS-NJ/CNA
150 West State Street, Suite 120
Trenton, NJ 08608
Telephone: (609) 392-1255
FAX:
(609) 392-3236
www.cnaservices.org
New Jersey Association for Persons in Supported
Employment (NJAPSE)
www.njapse.com/
For Home Care Associations, See Page 51
SERVICE DOG RESOURCES
Assistance Dogs International
PO Box 5174 Santa Rosa, CA 95402
www.assistancedogsinternational.org
National Education For Assistance Dog Services
PO Box 1100 Princeton, MA 01541
(978) 422-9064 V/TTY
www.neads.org
Canine Companions for Independence
286 Middle Island Road Medford, NY 11763
Telephone/TDD: (800) 572-2275
www.cci.org
Pet Partners (therapy dogs only)
875 124th Ave. NE, Suite 101 Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone: (425) 679-5500
www.petpartners.org
Canine Hearing Companions, Inc.
247 E. Forest Grove Road Vineland, NJ 08360
(856) 696-3668 Voice (856) 696-3433 FAX
www.chchearingdogs.org
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ASAH
2125 Route 33
Lexington Square
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
Telephone: (609) 890-1400
FAX:
(609) 890-8860
www.asah.org
The Seeing Eye, Inc.
PO Box 375 Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
Telephone: (973) 539-4425
www.seeingeye.org
Canine Partners for Life
PO Box 170 Cochranville, PA 19330
Telephone: (610) 869-4902
www.k94life.org
See Appendix 5 for more information on Service Animals
RECREATION RESOURCES
SPORTS AND TRAINING
New Jersey Special Olympics
1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Telephone: (609) 896-8000
FAX:
(609) 896-8040
www.sonj.org
ARTS PROGRAMS
New Jersey Theatre Alliance
8 Marcella Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
Telephone: (973) 731-6582 FAX: (973) 731-5520
www.njtheatrealliance.org/accessibility.htm
VSA Arts of New Jersey
703 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: (732) 745-3885 FAX (732) 745-4524
www.vsanj.org
US YOUTH SOCCER - TOPSoccer
529 Abbington Drive, Suite 5
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Email: [email protected]
New Jersey Commission on Recreation for
Individuals With Disabilities
www.njcrid.org
Email: [email protected]
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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Assistive technology is equipment or a service that serves to increase, maintain or improve the functional capability of an individual with a disability. The following programs and agencies provide both awareness of and
access to assistive technology.
“Back in Action”
Assistive Devices Recycling Center
Telephone: (800) 922-7233
(609) 292-9742
TTY:
(609) 633-7106
FAX:
(609) 777-0187
www.backinaction.drnj.org
Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC)
210 S. Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Telephone: (800) 922-7233
(609) 292-9742
TDD:
(609) 633-7106
FAX:
(609) 777-0187
www.drnj.org/atacprogram.htm
Assistive Technology Services and Lending Center
Advancing Opportunities
1005 Whitehead Road Ext., Suite 1
Ewing, NJ 08638
Telephone: (609) 882-4182
(888) 322-1918 (Toll Free)
TTY:
(609) 882-0620
FAX:
(609) 882-4054
www.advopps.org
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment
18 Artic Parkway, Ewing, NJ 08638
Telephone: (609) 396-1513
www.goodwillhomemedical.org
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES ON THE WEB
Able Data
AssistiveTech.net
RESNA
Web Accessibility Initiative
www.abledata.com
www.assistivetech.net
www.resna.org
www.w3.org/WAI
Northeast ADA & IT Center www.northeastada.org
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NATIONAL RESOURCES
Many national organizations can offer assistance to people with disabilities and their families. Here are some
telephone numbers, hotlines, and Web sites for additional resources.
AHEAD
(704) 947-7779
American Cancer Society
(800) 227-2345
www.cancer.org
www.ahead.org
American Foundation for the Blind
(800) 232-5463
www.afb.org
Alexander Graham Bell Association
(202) 337-5220
www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org
American Stroke Association
(888) 478-7653
www.strokeassociation.org
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 121
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-4500
(301) 495-4402 (TTY)
(301) 495-4403 (Voice) www.aadb.org
American Tinnitus Association
(800) 634-8978
www.ata.org
Amputee Coalition of America
(888) 267-5669
www.amputee-coalition.org
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
(800) 782-4747
www.alsa.org
American Association on Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities
(202) 387-1968
www.aaidd.org
The Arc (National Office)
(800) 433-5255
www.thearc.org
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Arthritis National Research Foundation
(800) 588-2873
www.curearthritis.org
Mental Health America
www.mentalhealthamerica.net
(800) 969-6642
Audient
1-866-956-5400 x2
www.audientalliance.org
Better Hearing Institute
(888) 432-7435 (Voice) www.betterhearing.org
Muscular Dystrophy Association
(800) 572-1717
www.mda.org
Brain Injury Association of America
(800) 444-6443
www.biausa.org
National Association for Parents of Children
with Visual Impairments
(800) 284-4422
www.lighthouseguild.org
National Association of the Deaf
(301) 587-1788 (Voice)
www.nad.org
Burn Association of America
(312) 642-9260
www.ameriburn.org
National Autism Center
(877) 313-3833
www.nationalautismcenter.org
Celiac Sprue Association
(877) 272-4272
www.csaceliacs.org
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
(800) 622-2255
www.ncadd.org
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit
Disorder (CHADD)
(800) 233-4050
www.chadd.org
National Down Syndrome Congress
(800) 232-6372
www.ndsccenter.org
Solve ME/CFS Initiative (formerly
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Association of America)
(704) 365-2343
www.solvecfs.org
National Down Syndrome Society
(800) 221-4602
www.ndss.org
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
(800) 344-4823
www.cff.org
National Library Services for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped
(888) 657-7323
www.loc.gov/nls
National Fragile X Foundation
(800) 688-8765
www.fragilex.org
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
(800) 348-4232
www.dredf.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
(800) 344-4867
www.nationalmssociety.org
Easter Seals National Headquarters
(800) 221-6827
www.easterseals.com
National Organization for Rare Disorders
(800) 999-6673
www.rarediseases.org
Epilepsy Foundation of America
(800) 332-1000
www.epilepsyfoundation.org
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
(800) 962-9629
www.spinalcord.org
Hearing Loss Association of America
(301) 657-2248
www.hearingloss.org
Helen Keller National Center
(516) 944-8900 (Voice)
(516) 570-3626 (Video phone)
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
(866) 633-7365
www.dol.gov/odep
Paralyzed Veterans of America
(800) 424-8200
www.pva.org
www.hknc.org
Job Accommodation Network
(800) 526-7234
www.askjan.org
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association
(877) 662-7737
www.rsds.org
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
(202) 651-5051
www.gallaudet.edu/clerc_center/information_and_resou
rces.html
Society for Disability Studies
(716) 645-0276
www.disstudies.org
United Spinal Association
(800) 404-2898
www.unitedspinal.org
Learning Disabilities Association of America
(412) 341-1515
www.ldanatl.org
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RESEARCH RESOURCES
The NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center
PO Box 501
2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
Trenton NJ 08618
Telephone: (800) 792-8322
FAX:
(609) 406-7181
www.njsltbbc.org
Learning Ally
(formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: (800) 221-4792
FAX:
(609) 987-8116
www.learningally.org
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New Jersey State Library
PO Box 520, 185 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 278-2640
FAX:
(609) 278-2647
www.njstatelib.org
RESEARCH RESOURCES ON THE WEB
Disability Research Institute www.dri.uiuc.edu/default.htm
National Center for the Dissemination
of Disability Research
www.ncddr.org
National Rehabilitation Information
Center
www.naric.com
Spinal Cord Injury
Information Network
www.spinalcord.uab.edu
US Census Bureau
www.factfinder2.census.gov
RIGHTS AND LAWS
The Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA)
The Fair Housing Act
www.justice.gov/crt/about/hce/title8.php
www.idea.ed.gov
Federal law mandating that all children, regardless
of disability, are entitled to a free, appropriate education, without extra cost and in the least restrictive
and least segregated environment possible.
Federal law which prohibits discrimination in the
sale or rental of houses and apartments. It is also discriminatory to refuse to allow the modification of a
home to provide physical access.
The Motorized Wheelchair Lemon Law
www.nj.gov/lps/ca/brief/wheel.pdf
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
www.www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/narrative.htmll
Federal law which mandates all federal government
agencies, and agencies with federal government contracts, to take affirmative action to employ people
with disabilities. It also protects otherwise qualified
people with disabilities from being denied services
or benefits from a program receiving federal money.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
www.ADA.gov
Federal civil rights law which guarantees individuals
with disabilities equal opportunity in employment,
public accommodations, state and local government
services, transportation, and telecommunications.
The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and
Bill of Rights Act of 2000
www.acl.gov/Programs/AIDD/DDA_BOR_ACT_2000/i
ndex.aspx
Federal law mandating that an individual with a
developmental disability has a right to appropriate
treatment for his or her disability, and that treatment
should be designed to maximize the individual’s
potential.
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The Wheelchair Lemon Law requires manufacturers
to give customers warranties of at least one year that
cover defects which impair the use, value or safety
of the chair or scooter. After three unsuccessful
attempts at repairing the same problem with the
wheelchair or motorized scooter or if the wheelchair
or motorized scooter is out of service for a total of
twenty days, the customer may be entitled to a
replacement, refund, or early lease termination,
minus a reasonable allowance for use.
The Snow Removal Act
www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/AL07/287_.PDF
In a public parking area, the person who owns or
controls the area shall be responsible for assuring
that the restricted spaces remain free from obstruction. This includes shopping carts and other debris.
Ice and snow must be removed within 24 hours after
the weather condition has ceased.
New Jersey Accessible Parking Laws
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a disability; limits the circumstances under which passengers with disabilities must provide advance information about their disabilities to air carriers; states that
assistive devices do not count against passenger baggage
limits; and sets accessibility guidelines for airplane facilities. Airline personnel must provide routine physical
assistance but are not required to provide what would
customarily be regarded as personal care assistance.
However, if a passenger requires an attendant, the airline
must transport the attendant free of charge. The law does
not require an airline to transport an individual who may
endanger the health or safety of others. The Act mandates
that a Complaints Resolution Officer (CRO) be immediately available to resolve disputes between airlines and
passengers with disabilities.
Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
www.nj.gov/opra/
2001 state law which requires most branches of state,
county, and municipal government to provide citizens
with the opportunity to inspect, copy, or examine government records. It does allow public agencies to protect
citizens’ personal information.
Older Americans Act
www.aoa.gov
Federal civil rights law passed in 1965, which has since
been amended. It created the Administration on Aging
and provides funding for research and training projects.
It also provides nutrition programs, health promotion and
disease prevention, in-home services, and protection of
the rights of older persons. The amended Act created the
National Family Caregiver Support Program, which
helps families care for elders who have illnesses or disabilities.
The Work Incentives Improvement Act
www.ssa.gov/work/overview.html
Former U.S. President Clinton signed the Ticket to Work
and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 on
December 17. This law increases beneficiary choice in
obtaining rehabilitation and vocational services; removes
barriers that require people with disabilities to choose
between health care coverage and work; and insures that
more Americans with disabilities have the opportunity to
participate in the workforce and lessen their dependence
on public benefits.
Mental Health Parity Act
www.nj.gov/mhstigmacouncil/community/legislation
Federal law which prevents group health plans of
employers with more than 50 workers from placing dollar limits on mental health benefits that are lower than
annual or lifetime dollar limits for medical and surgical
benefits offered under the plan. This law does not, however, require group health plans to include mental health
coverage.
New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD)
www.state.nj.us/lps/dcr/law.html
Federal law which establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other health information. Insurance carriers, healthcare clearinghouses,
and healthcare providers are required to comply with its
privacy standards. It gives consumers the right to request
to inspect, copy, or amend their medical records, and to
limit disclosure of information.
New Jersey state law which prohibits discrimination in
employment, housing, places of public accommodation,
and credit and business contracts on the basis of race,
creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age,
sex, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership
status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular
or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military
service, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, or AIDS and HIV status. There are exceptions to these
prohibitions.
Danielle’s Law
Family Support Act
www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/S3000/2572_I1.PDF
www.familysupportcoalition.org/the-family-support-act.php
New Jersey state law which requires staff working at
public or private facilities for persons with developmental disabilities or brain injuries to call 911 in cases of
medical emergency.
The Family Support Act is a 1993 state law which created family-driven Regional Family Support Planning
Councils to assist families in making service decisions
that best meet the needs of their members with disabilities.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA)
www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy
Air Carriers Access Act
www.airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/publications/disabled.htm
Federal law which requires airlines to accommodate the
needs of passengers with disabilities. It prevents airlines
from refusing to transport a passenger solely because of
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC)
National Headquarters
Telephone: (202) 663-4900
TTY:
(202) 663-4494
To be automatically connected to the nearest EEOC
field office: (800) 669-4000 TTY: (800) 669-6820
www.eeoc.gov
LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Civil Rights
The Division on Civil Rights, within the New Jersey
Department of Law and Public Safety, is responsible for
investigating allegations of discrimination and for seeking resolution through conciliation, hearings, or court
orders. People with disabilities can file a complaint by
calling the division or any of its enforcement branches.
Complaints must be filed with the Division on Civil
Rights within 180 days after the alleged act of discrimination.
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer Information on Telecommunications Relay
Services (TRS)
Telephone: (888) 225-5322 VP: (844) 432-2275
www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/telecommunications-relayservices-trs
The Division on Civil Rights
PO Box 090
Trenton, NJ 08625-0090
Telephone: (609) 292-4605
FAX:
(609) 984-3812
www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/index.html
US Access Board
Documents and questions: (800) 872-2253
TTY:
(800) 993-2822
www.access-board.gov
See Page 14
INFORMATION ON OTHER LAWS OF INTEREST
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
of 1990 US Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Telephone: (202) 245-7468
www.idea.ed.gov/
DISABILITY RIGHTS INFORMATION SERVICES
The following telephone numbers and Internet sites offer
access to federal agencies and other organizations which
provide information about the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as guidance in understanding and complying with provisions of the ADA and
other federal disability rights laws.
Department of Justice
ADA Information Line:
TTY:
www.ada.gov
Fair Housing Act of 1988
New Jersey/New York
HUD Fair Housing Office
Telephone: (800) 496-4294 TTY: (212) 264-0927
www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/aboutfheo/fhhubs.cfm
(800) 514-0301
(800) 514-0383
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S.
Department of Justice:
Telephone: (800) 514-0301 TTY: (800) 514-0383
www.ada.gov
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AT A GLANCE
Title I (Employment) Ensures that qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities are protected from discrimination on
the basis of disability. Enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Title II (Public Services) Requires equal access for people with disabilities to state and local government programs and services.
Enforced by the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Title III (Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities) Mandates access to goods and services to people
with disabilities in places of public accommodation. Enforced by the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Title IV (Public Communication Systems) Establishes the Telecommunication Relay Service and requires any public service
announcement that is funded wholly or in part by the federal government to be closed-captioned. Enforced by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
Title V (Misc.) Compliance mechanisms for the administration of the provisions of the ADA
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HEALTH COVERAGE AND HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE
This section describes health care resources for eligible children and adults with disabilities, as well as federal
and state health care and dental assistance programs.
SPECIAL CHILD HEALTH SERVICES
Each of the state’s 21 counties has a Special Child
Health Services (SCHS) Case Management Unit
jointly funded by SCHS and the County
Freeholders. SCHS Case Managers, with parental
consent, work with the parents and the physician to
evaluate an affected child’s strengths and needs and
develop an individual service plan targeting the
medical, educational, developmental, social and
economic needs of the child and family.
Special Child Health Services
PO Box 364 Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Telephone:
(609) 777-7778
FAX:
(609) 292-3580
COUNTY CASE MANAGEMENT UNITS
Atlantic County
(609) 909-9269
Bergen County
(201) 634-2620
Burlington County (609) 267-7156
Camden County
(856) 374-6021
Cape May County
(609) 465-6841
Cumberland County (856) 327-7602
Essex County
(973) 395-8836
Gloucester County (856) 218-4111
Hudson County
(201) 915-2514
Hunterdon County
(908) 788-6399
Mercer County
(609) 588-8460
Middlesex County
(732) 745-3187
Monmouth County (732) 224-6950
Morris County
(973) 971-4155
Ocean County
(732) 341-9700
Passaic County
(973) 523-6778
Salem County
(856) 935-7510
Somerset County
(908) 725-2366
Sussex County
(973) 948-5239
Union County
(908) 889-0950
Warren County
(908) 689-6000
developmental delays or disabilities. The Department of Health is appointed by the Governor as the
state lead agency for the Early Intervention System.
Telephone:
(888) 653-4463
DIVISION OF FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
NJ Family Health Line
Telephone:
(800) 328-3838
Newborn Screening and Genetic Services
Telephone:
(609) 292-1582
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION -NEW JERSEY WIC
The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental
nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding
promotion and support, immunization screening,
and health care referrals to pregnant, breastfeeding,
and postpartum women, infants, and children up to
the age of 5. Services are available to low and no
income families as well as families experiencing
unemployment, military deployment and other interim family financial hardships.
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FOR LOCAL WIC AGENCIES, CALL:
(866) 44 NJ WIC (446-5942)
For the Department of Health,
See Page 9
DENTAL ASSISTANCE
Dental Lifeline Network New Jersey
Northern NJ:
1540 West Park Avenue
Ocean, NJ 07712
Telephone: (732) 493-4712
Fax:
(732) 493-1602
x7602
x8305
x2544
x258
Early Intervention Services
The New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS),
under the Division of Family Health Services,
implements New Jersey’s statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with
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Southern NJ:
P.O. Box 2117 Edison, NJ 08818
Telephone: (732) 821-3056
Fax:
(732) 821-3057
Medicare coverage is divided into three parts: Part A,
Part B, and Part D. Part A helps to pay for care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice care. Part B
helps pay for doctors, outpatient hospital care, and some
other services not covered under Part A. Part D, administered by private insurance companies approved by
Medicare, provides coverage for prescriptions.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
110 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07101
Telephone:
(973) 972-7370
Dental Care for Persons with Developmental
Disabilities in NJ, Matheny Medical and
Educational Center
PO Box 339, Peapack, NJ 07977
Telephone:
(908) 234-0011
For Medicare information:
www.medicare.gov
800-MEDICARE (633-4227)
TDD: (877) 486-2048
Dental Provider Database
www.disabilityhealth.org/dental
NEW JERSEY CARRIERS AND PARTNERS
State Health Insurance and Assistance Program
(SHIP)
Telephone: (800) 792-8820
VISION ASSISTANCE
New Eyes For The Needy
549 Millburn Ave., P.O. Box 332, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Telephone:
(973) 376-4903
ww.new-eyes.org
New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care
Organization: (908) 233-0060
FAX:
(908) 233-1630
www.njhospice.org
New Jersey Health Link
New Jersey HealthLink is the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare consumer information website serving
seniors, families, children and healthcare professionals.
www.nj.gov/njhealthlink
NEW JERSEY STATE GOVERNMENT CONTACTS
State Insurance Department:
(609) 292-5360
State Medical Assistance Office: (609) 588-2600
Long Term Care Ombudsman: (877) 582-6995
NEW JERSEY HEARING AID PROJECT
Through this innovative project launched by the New
Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(DDHH), Montclair State University, and Sertoma/
Hearing Charities of America, used hearing aids are collected, reconditioned, and dispensed free to eligible seniors in need. Eligible New Jersey Residents must be 65
years of age or older and have an income of no more than
250% of the federal poverty level - $26,575 if single;
$32,582 if married. For more information on obtaining or
donating a hearing aid, please contact the DDHH at 800792-8339.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTACTS
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP)
(800) 232-4636
www.cdc.gov
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
(800) 827-1000
TDD: (800) 829-4833
www.va.gov
Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA) (888) 275-4772
TDD: (877) 489-4772
www.hrsa.gov
Office on Civil Rights
(800) 368-1019
www.hhs.gov/ocr
MEDICARE
Medicare is a health insurance program, administered by
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),
for people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal
Disease.
TDD: (800) 537-7697
Office of the Inspector General
(800) 869-4499
TDD: (800) 377-4950
www.justice.gov/oig
Railroad Retirement Board
(877) 772-5772
TDD: (312) 751-4701
www.rrb.gov
MEDICARE COVERAGE AT A GLANCE
Part A: Medically necessary care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and some home health care
Part B: Doctor visits, preventive care, laboratory and x-ray services, durable medical equipment, hospital outpatient
services, home health care, and ambulance service
Part D: Coverage for some medically approved pharmaceuticals
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MEDICAID
(800) 356-1561
TDD: (800) 356-1561
The New Jersey Medicaid Program, administered by the DHS Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, covers
certain medical and health care services for individuals who meet established eligibility standards.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CUSTOMER CENTERS
Atlantic / Cape May / Cumberland Counties
(609) 561-7569
Bergen / Passaic / Morris / Sussex / Warren Counties
(973) 977-4077
Burlington / Camden / Gloucester / Mercer / Salem Counties
(856) 614-2870
Essex County
(973) 648-3700
Hudson County
(201) 217-7100
Monmouth / Ocean / Middlesex / Hunterdon /
Somerset / Union Counties
(732) 863-4400
MEDICAID THROUGH MANAGED CARE
Medicaid has changed its service delivery system to have all
services administered using a managed care model. Most
Medicaid recipients are enrolled with an HMO to manage
their services. A list of the HMOs and contact information
can be found below:
MEDICAID HOME AND
COMMUNITY-BASED WAIVERS
Medicaid waivers include traditional State Plan Medicaid
services plus expanded Medicaid services to allow individuals who require a facility level of care to receive the
support services they need to remain living in the community. Waivers have clinical and financial eligibility criteria which must be met prior to enrollment.
County Boards of Social Service, See Page 17
To report Medicaid fraud: 877-55-FRAUD
NJ FAMILY CARE
NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey’s uninsured
children and certain low-income parents and guardians to
have affordable health coverage. It is for families who do
not have available or affordable employer insurance,
and cannot afford to pay the high cost of private health
insurance.
Telephone: (800) 701-0710
www.njfamilycare.org
HMO Contact Numbers
Aetna
Amerigroup
Horizon NJ Health
United Healthcare Community Plan
WellCare
1-855-232-3596
1-800-600-4441
1-877-765-4325
1-800-941-4647
1-888-453-2534
MEDICAID AT A GLANCE
MEDICAID SERVICES MAY INCLUDE:
• Certified Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse
Specialist Services
• Chiropractic Services
• Dental Services
• Early and Periodic Screenings, Diagnosis, and Treatment (under age 21 only)
• Family Planning Services
• HealthStart Maternity and Pediatric Care Services
• Home Care Services
• Hospice Services
• Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services
• Laboratory and Radiological Services
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Medical Day Care Services
Medical Supplies and Equipment
Nursing Facility Services
Optometric Services and Optical Appliances
Pharmaceutical Services
Physician Services
Podiatric Services
Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices and Hearing Aids
Psychological and Mental Health Services
Rehabilitative Services
Medical Transportation Services
“Where’s My Ride?”
LogistiCare schedules rides to and from medical appointments for individuals on Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare.
Reservations: (866) 527-9933
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PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE
PAAD and Senior Gold
The Division of Aging Services offers programs that provide financial assistance for prescription medicines and
certain pharmacy items to qualified low income individuals.
HEALTHCARE RESOURCES ON THE WEB
The Patient Advocate Foundation
www.patientadvocate.org
Medicare Interactive
www.medicareinteractive.org
For information about applying for Pharmaceutical
Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) or Senior
Gold, contact your county’s NJ ADRC program (see
page 19), your local pharmacy, or the Division of Aging
Services.
Center for Ethics and Advocacy in Healthcare
www.healthcare-ethics.org
Division of Aging Services Call Center
(800) 792-9745 (609) 588-7048
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training (SCCAT)
This program serves individuals with developmental disabilities in mental health or behavioral crises. Their staff
work out of regional offices, providing a 24/7mobile
response to people who are in crisis. . They work with
consumers, their families, staff and mental health
providers by offering:
• Direct response at the time of crisis in family homes,
residential placements, day programs, and emergency rooms
• Technical support to families, sponsors, DD and
mental health service providers
• Link-up with relevant resources
• Training for consumers, families, sponsors, and service providers
• Consultations at psychiatric inpatient units
For information about the AIDS Drug Distribution
Program (ADDP), call: (877) 613-4533
Rx4NJ (888) 793-6765 www.rx4nj.org
Many pharmaceutical companies have Patient Assistance
Programs to assist consumers who have limited income
and are without health insurance which covers the cost of
medications. Rx4NJ, a Partnership for Prescription
Assistance (PPA) program, is a no-cost service which
connects consumers to these discounts.
DID YOU KNOW?
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC)
provides a discount on the cost of vehicle registration to SSI, PAAD and Lifeline recipients. In order to
receive this discount, the recipient must provide a
current Lifeline or PAAD eligibility card at the time of
registration.
For more information, call:
(888) 393-3007 www.sccatnj.org
For more information, contact the MVC at:
(888) 486-3339
FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS (FQHCs) are
community based programs that provide primary and
preventive healthcare, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. To find a FQHC in New Jersey, visit
www.njpca.org/FQHC.
For the Division of Mental Health and
Addiction Services,
See Page 8
CHARITY CARE (866) 588-5696
The New Jersey Hospital Care Payment Assistance
Program (Charity Care) is a program that allows free or
reduced fee care for uninsured or underinsured patients
who receive inpatient or outpatient services at acute care
hospitals throughout New Jersey. Some services and outpatient prescriptions may not be eligible for reduction.
Assistance is available to individuals who have no health
coverage or limited coverage, who are otherwise ineligible for any private or government sponsored coverage
(such as Medicaid), and who meet the program’s income
and assets criteria.
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HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
WELLNESS BASICS
• Include physical activity in your daily routine.
• Eat according to the FDA Food Pyramid at www.mypyramid.gov/
• Rest when needed and maintain a sleep schedule and maintain good personal hygiene.
• Make medical appointments as needed and keep accurate records for follow-up.
• Take medication as directed. Don’t deviate from regiment without medical clearance.
• Do a daily “wellness check”. Look out for skin breakdown, sores and irritation.
• Make sure medical equipment such as wheelchairs and prosthetic devices “fit” properly.
• Avoid drug usage and limit alcohol and tobacco consumption.
• Maintain social interaction. Be part of the community.
• Keep up with “preventive” care. (Examples: Mammogram and pelvic exams for females and DRE and
testicular exam for males.)
HEALTH CARE SELF-ADVOCACY
• Keep an accurate updated list of your medications, providers, and insurance information.
• Make sure providers’ offices are accessible. When in doubt, ask!!
• Discuss your disability as well as your health needs with practitioners.
• Never be afraid to ask questions or get clarity as needed.
• Ask someone to accompany you to appointments as needed.
• Keep a list of concerns or questions in between appointments and bring it with you to your appointments.
WELLNESS RESOURCES ON THE WEB
Center for Disease Control Women’s Health Homepage
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/women/default.htm
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability
www.ncpad.org
Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD)
www.bcm.edu/crowd/index.cfm
Office on Women’s Health
www.womenshealth.gov/illnesses-disabilities/index.html
Center for Disease Control Feature Page on Disabilities
www.cdc.gov/Features/Disabilities
MedNets.com
www.mednet-mea.com
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal
program established for the aged and people with
disabilities. The program provides a monthly
stipend. The federal government administers SSI
through the Social Security Administration. People
over 65 and people with disabilities, including children, may be eligible for SSI payments, and will
receive NJ Medicaid automatically. Application is
made through any Social Security office. Parents or
guardians may apply on behalf of children under 18.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
program pays benefits to disabled workers and their
families. To be eligible for SSDI, you must be disabled and must have earned a minimum number of
credits from work covered under Social Security.
The required number of credits varies depending on
your age at the time you became disabled.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
(800) 772-1213 TDD: (800) 325-0778
www.ssa.gov
CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN
RELIEF FUND
(800) 335-FUND
The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
provides financial assistance for families in which a
child has a disability or illness for which expenses
are incurred that are not fully covered by insurance,
state or federal programs, or other sources. Families
that have lived in New Jersey for at least three
months immediately preceding the date of application may be eligible if they have incurred health care
expenses that exceed 10 percent of the family’s
income (plus 15 percent of any income over
$100,000). The child must have been 21 years old or
younger when the medical bills were incurred.
Families may reapply annually.
CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN
RELIEF FUND COMMISSION
PO Box 728, Trenton, NJ 08625-0728
Telephone: (609) 292-0600
(800) 335-FUND
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cicrf/home
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HOMEOWNERSHIP PRESERVATION
FOUNDATION 888-995-HOPE (4673)
www.995hope.org
The Homeownership Preservation Foundation
(HPF) is a nonprofit group that helps financially
challenged homeowners navigate their budget problems and, whenever possible, helps them to avoid
mortgage foreclosure. The Home Ownership
Preservation Effort (HOPE) Hotline provides advising services to distressed homeowners for free, 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in over
170 languages. HPF develops innovative and sustainable solutions to preserve and expand homeownership through consumer education and advising
programs.
UTILITY ASSISTANCE
BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES
(609) 341-9188
Toll Free: (800) 624-0241
www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/assistance/programs
TRUE AND PAGE PROGRAMS
(855) 465-8783 or (732) 982-8710
The Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses (TRUE)
Program and the Payment Assistance for Gas and
Electric (PAGE) Program were established by the
Board to provide relief on natural gas and electric
bills for low to moderate income New Jersey households who are experiencing a temporary financial
crisis. Eligible applicants cannot be receiving or be
eligible for a Universal Service Fund (USF) benefit
or a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP) benefit. TRUE and PAGE are administered by the Affordable Housing Alliance.
COMFORT PARTNERS
(888) 773-8326
This Program is designed to improve energy affordability for income eligible households through direct
installation of free energy efficiency measures and
education about steps everyone can take to save
energy. Participants are asked to partner with the
program to develop and carry out a household energy savings Action Plan.
LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
(800) 510-3102
LIHEAP is administered by the NJ Dept. of Community
Affairs and helps NJ households pay for heating costs
and certain medically-necessary cooling expenses.
Renters who have their heating costs included in their
rent may also qualify. Applications are accepted from
October 1st through April 30th of each year.
www.energyassistance.nj.gov
(800) 624-0241
TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE
The telephone assistance program provides a discount on
your monthly bill, to qualified residential telephone customers. Eligibility is determined based on your income or
participation in other assistance programs. In general, if
you participate in any of the following programs you also
may qualify for telephone assistance: SSI, TANF,
General Assistance, Lifeline Utility Credit/Tenants
Lifeline Assistance, PAAD, Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program, LIHEAP/HEAP, Medicaid, Federal
Public Housing Assistance, National School Lunch
Program. The following providers participate in Lifeline
Assistance and Link Up programs in New Jersey:
NJ LIFELINE CREDIT PROGRAM (800) 792-9745
Lifeline is administered by the NJ Dept. of Human
Services and provides a $225 annual energy benefit to
seniors and people with disabilities who meet the PAAD
eligibility requirements or who receive SSI. The benefit
is also available to customers who have electric and gas
costs included in their rent.
1) If you are a Verizon New Jersey customer, please call
NJSHARES at 1-888-337-3339 or visit them at
NJSHARES for more information.
NJ SHARES
(866) NJSHARES (657-4273)
www.njshares.org
NJ SHARES is a non-profit corporation that provides
assistance to income eligible NJ households in paying
their energy, telephone and water bills. Applications for
NJ SHARES grants can be made at any of the more than
270 participating social service agencies throughout the
state.
2) CenturyLink/United Telephone Company of New
Jersey – 1-800-201-4099
www.centurylink.com/Pages/Support/LifeLine
3) Warwick Valley Telephone Company - 800-952-7642
4) Tracfone - 1-800-977-3768 - www.safelink.com
5) Nexus - 1-877-870-9222
[email protected]
UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (USF)
(866) 240-1347 or www.energyassistance.nj.gov
The USF, administered by the NJ Dept. of Community
Affairs, was designed so that households most in need
receive the highest benefit by using a percentage of
income formula. Benefits appear as a credit on the
household electric and/or gas bill (capped at $1,800 per
year).
Fresh Start: Fresh Start, a special program under
USF, allows eligible New Jersey households participating in USF for the first time to earn forgiveness
for pre-existing arrearages by making full, on-time
payments for 12 months. You cannot apply for Fresh
Start, but if you are eligible you will be enrolled by
your utility company and receive information about
the program in the mail.
6) Virgin Mobile - To learn more about Assurance
Wireless and to apply, New Jersey residents should call
1-888-898-4888, or visit www.assurancewireless.com.
Information is available in English and Spanish.
THE PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT
(“SENIOR FREEZE”)
1 800-882-6597 or
www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/printform.shtml
The Senior Freeze Program reimburses senior citizens
and disabled persons for property tax increases.
AUTO INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
DOLLAR-A-DAY AUTO INSURANCE (800) 652-2471
The Dollar-A-Day policy is available to New Jersey drivers who are currently enrolled in Medicaid with hospitalization. It covers emergency treatment immediately following an accident, and treatment of serious brain and
spinal cord injuries up to $250,000. It also provides a
death benefit of $10,000. The cost is $365 per year.
WINTER TERMINATION PROGRAM (800) 624-0241
Administered by the BPU, the Winter Termination
Program (WTP) protects specific categories of customers from having their gas or electric shut off between
November 15th and March 15th. Those enrolled in specific programs (such as SSI, Temporary Assistance to
Needy Families, USF and Lifeline) are protected by
WTP, and an additional “catch-all” category is included
for people unable to pay their utility bills because of circumstances beyond their control such as unemployment
or illness.
To find food pantries throughout New Jersey,
visit www.endhungernj.com
See NJHelps Page 17 - www.mynjhelps.org
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EARLY INTERVENTION RESOURCES
The New Jersey Early Intervention System receives state and federal funds through Part C of the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act. The ultimate goal is for children to maximize their potential to lead full, productive
lives with their families and within their own communities.
New Jersey’s Early Intervention System is a coordinated effort among the New Jersey Department of Health, the
New Jersey Department of Human Services, the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey
Department of Children and Families. A State Interagency Coordinating Council, appointed by the governor,
advises and assists the Department of Health as the lead agency in the development and implementation of early
intervention for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. Services are
available to children, birth to three, in every county.
ELIGIBILITY
Each child’s eligibility is determined by a multidisciplinary team, which includes the child’s parents. If
the child is not eligible for early intervention, recommendations may be made for referral to other appropriate resources. If the child is eligible, as determined
by a medical diagnosis or developmental evaluation,
an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) to meet
the needs of the child and the family will be developed by the team.
CRITERIA
• developmental delay of at least 1.5 standard deviations below the mean in two or more developmental areas (cognitive; physical, including gross
motor, fine motor, vision and hearing; communication, social/emotional or adaptive); or
• developmental delay of at least 2.0 standard deviations below the mean in one developmental area; or
• a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition
that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
ACCESSING SERVICES
The county-based Regional Early Intervention
Collaboratives are the system point of entry for referral to the early intervention system. With family agreement, anyone may call to make a referral. A service
coordinator will be assigned to work with the family.
The service coordinator will arrange evaluation for eligibility at no cost to the family.
REGIONAL COLLABORATIVES
The Regional Early Intervention Collaboratives
(REICs) are independent, non-profit corporations
established to provide a community-based, culturally
competent and consumer-driven early intervention
system. The collaboratives are responsible for child
find, public awareness, initial referral, service coordination, training and technical assistance and family
support.
Family Link Regional Early Intervention
Collaborative
2333 Morris Avenue, Suite A204 (2nd Floor)
Union, NJ 07083
Telephone: (908) 964-5303
FAX:
(908) 964-6091
www.familylinknj.org
(Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties)
Northeast Regional Early Intervention
Collaborative
65 Willowbrook Boulevard, Suite 405
Wayne, NJ 07470
Telephone: (973) 256-8484
FAX:
(973) 256-1233
www.nreic.org
(Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic Counties)
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
2 King Arthur Court, Suite B
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Telephone: (732) 937-5437
FAX:
(732) 937-5540
www.cjfhc.org
(Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Somerset
Counties)
Southern Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
Winslow Professional Building
1044 South Route 73, Suite A, Berlin, NJ 08009
Telephone: (856) 768-6747
FAX:
(856) 768-2059
www.snjreic.org
(Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester, and Salem Counties)
Toll Free Number for the
Early Intervention System
(888-653-4463)
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EDUCATION RESOURCES
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees children with disabilities, ages 3 to 21, the right to
a free, appropriate public education delivered in the least restrictive environment. The New Jersey Department
of Education administers state and federally funded aid programs for more than 1.3 million public and private
elementary and secondary school children, and is responsible for ensuring that local schools comply with state
and federal laws and regulations.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The Office of Special Education Programs, under
the jurisdiction of the Division of Student Services,
is responsible for the provision of special education
and related services.
Office of Special Education Programs
PO Box 500, 100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Telephone:
(609) 292-0147
FAX:
(609) 984-8422
www.nj.gov/njded/specialed
CHILD STUDY TEAMS
A child study team consists of a school psychologist,
a learning disability teacher-consultant and a school
social worker. For children age three to five, the
child study team includes a speech correctionist or
speech-language specialist. The child study team,
with consent from the child’s parents, evaluates the
child and determines his or her eligibility for special
education services.
Upon completion of the evaluation and prior to
placement in special education, an Individualized
Education Program, with stated goals and objectives,
is written with the participation of the parents.
According to New Jersey Administrative Code, a full
continuum of alternative placements shall be available to meet the needs of children with educational
disabilities.
NEW JERSEY'S SPECIALIZED CHILD STUDY TEAM
Evaluation Services for New Jersey's Deaf
and Hard of Hearing Children
PO Box 535
Trenton, NJ 08625-0535
Voice/TTY: (609) 530-3145
www.mksd.org
PROJECT CHILD FIND
A free referral service for early intervention and special education programs.
Telephone: (800) 322-8174
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTERS
Learning Resource Centers provide research reports,
educational guides, training, and workshops for parents and educators of students with disabilities.
See page 37 for Special Child Health
and Early Intervention Services
HEAD START
Project Head Start is a federally funded pre-school
program for children. Head Start provides a program
of comprehensive developmental services based on
the needs of the individual child, the child’s family
and community. Head Start serves children with disabilities in a mainstream environment.
For Local Head Start Programs, call:
(609) 777-2074
www.nhsa.org
NEW JERSEY HIGHER EDUCATION
STUDENT ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY
(HESAA)
HESAA provides New Jersey students and families
with the financial and informational resources for
students to pursue their education beyond high
school.
Telephone: (800) 792-8670
www.hesaa.org
COUNTY SUPERVISORS OF CHILD STUDY
Atlantic
Bergen
Burlington
Camden
Cape May
Cumberland
Essex
Gloucester
Hudson
Hunterdon
Mercer
Middlesex
Monmouth
Morris
Ocean
Passaic
Salem
Somerset
Sussex
Union
Warren
(609) 625-0004
(201) 336-6875
(609) 265-5938
(856) 401-2400
(609) 465-1282
(856) 453-0422
(973) 621-2750 x2767
(856) 686-8370
(201) 369-5290
(908) 788-1414
(609) 588-5873
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(732) 249-2900
(732) 431-7810
(973) 285-8336
(732) 929-2079
(973) 569-2110
(856) 453-0422
(908) 541-5700
(973) 579-6996
(908) 654-9860
(908) 689-0464
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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING RESOURCES
Resources for employment and training vary, depending on an individual’s skill level and employability.
Services for people with disabilities include vocational evaluation and assessment, training, counseling, education, job placement assistance, supported employment and support for entrepreneurs with disabilities.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
(DVRS), within the Department of Labor and
Workforce Development, provides services to individuals of employable age with disabilities through
18 district offices. Eligibility generally is based on
the presence of a mental or physical disability that is
an obstacle to employment, and a reasonable expectation that the division’s services will help the individual become employable.
Vocational rehabilitation counselors work with individuals and their families to develop and carry out a
plan for training and placement. If financial need is
established, the division will purchase other rehabilitative services from private providers, such as further evaluation or counseling, training at a vocational center or technical school and on-the-job training.
DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
SERVICES (DVRS) - MAIN OFFICE
PO Box 398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398
Telephone: (609) 292-5987
www.wnjpin.state.nj.us
DVRS CAMDEN OFFICE
2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue, Suite 103
Camden, NJ 08104-3290
Telephone: (856) 614-2500
FAX:
(856) 614-2538
DVRS CAPE MAY OFFICE
3810 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Telephone: (609) 523-0330
VP:
(609) 729-0132
FAX:
(609) 523-0212
DVRS CUMBERLAND/SALEM OFFICE
40 East Broad Street, Suite 204
Bridgeton, NJ 08302-2881
Telephone: (856) 453-3888
VP:
(856) 497-0075
FAX:
(856) 453-3909
DISTRICT OFFICES
DVRS ESSEX OFFICE
990 Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (973) 648-3494
VP:
(862) 772-7166
FAX:
(973) 648-3902
DVRS ATLANTIC OFFICE
2 South Main Street, Suite 2
Pleasantville, NJ 08232
Telephone: (609) 813-3933
FAX:
(609) 813-3959
DVRS GLOUCESTER OFFICE
215 Crown Point Road, Suite 200
Thorofare, NJ 08086-2153
Telephone: (856) 384-3730
FAX:
(856) 384-3777
DVRS BERGEN OFFICE
60 State Street, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601-5471
Telephone: (201) 996-8970
FAX:
(201) 996-8880
DVRS HUDSON OFFICE
438 Summit Avenue, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306-3187
Telephone: (201) 217-7180
FAX:
(201) 217-7287
DVRS BURLINGTON OFFICE
795 Woodlane Road, Suite 201
Westampton, NJ 08060
Telephone: (609) 518-3948
FAX:
(609) 518-3956
DVRS MERCER OFFICE
Labor Station Plaza, PO Box 959
28 Yard Avenue,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0959
Telephone: (609) 292-2940
VP:
(609) 498-7011
FAX:
(609) 984-3553
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DVRS MIDDLESEX OFFICE
560 Jersey Avenue, PO Box 2672
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Telephone: (732) 937-6300
FAX:
(732) 937 6358
DVRS MONMOUTH OFFICE
60 Taylor Avenue
Neptune, NJ 07753-4844
Telephone: (732) 775-1799
FAX:
(732) 775-1666
DVRS MORRIS OFFICE
13 Emery Avenue 2nd Floor
Randolph, NJ 07869
Telephone: (973) 631-6304
FAX:
(973) 895-6420
DVRS OCEAN OFFICE
1027 Hooper Avenue, Bldg. 6, 3rd Fl.
Toms River, NJ 08753-2225
Telephone: (732) 505-2310
TTY:
(732) 505-2319
FAX:
(732) 505-2317
DVRS PASSAIC OFFICE
200 Memorial Drive
Paterson, NJ 07501
Telephone: (973) 742-9226
VP/TTY:
(973) 968-6556
FAX:
(973) 279-5895
DVRS SUSSEX/WARREN OFFICE
223A West Stiger Street, Suite A
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-1217
Telephone: (908) 852-4110
FAX:
(908) 813-9745
DVRS UNION OFFICE
921 Elizabeth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Telephone: (908) 965-3940
FAX:
(908) 965-2976
DVRS SOMERSET/HUNTERDON OFFICE
75 Veterans Memorial Drive East
Suite 101
Somerville, NJ 08876-2952
Telephone: (908) 704-3030
FAX:
(908) 704-3476
CBVI OFFICES
For New Jersey residents who are blind or visually impaired, the DHS Commission for the Blind and
Visually Impaired (CBVI) provides comprehensive employment services, which include vocational evaluation, counseling, guidance, training, and job placement. For a list of CBVI offices, go to Page 6.
ONE-STOP CAREER CENTERS
The cornerstone of New Jersey’s workforce investment system are the One-Stop Career Centers. OneStop Career Centers throughout the state offer a wide range of tools to help people, including military
veterans, those who are 55+, and individuals with disabilities, find a new job or career. All services are
free of charge to help New Jersey’s workers:
✐
✐
✐
✐
✐
✐
✐
Find a job
Strengthen job-search skills
Get training
Improve reading and basic skills
Network the way to a job
Use labor market information to make career decisions
Start a business
To connect with your local One-Stop Career Center, call:
(877) 872-5627
Need more information on disability employment in NJ? Visit:
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/disabilityemployment.html
For the New Jersey Association for Persons in Supported Employment (NJAPSE),
See Page 31
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through a PASS. A business plan is required. Contact a
PASS specialist at your local Social Security office.
TICKET TO WORK AND WORK INCENTIVES
IMPROVEMENT ACT
Social Security's Ticket to Work Program is a free and
voluntary program available to people ages 18 through
64 who are blind or have a disability and who receive
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The goals
of the program are to offer beneficiaries with disabilities
expanded choices when seeking service and supports to
enter, re-enter, and/or maintain employment; to increase
the financial independence and self-sufficiency of beneficiaries with disabilities; and to reduce and, whenever
possible, eliminate reliance on disability benefits. While
participating in the Ticket to Work Program, beneficiaries can get the help they need to safely explore their work
options without immediately losing their benefits.
Beneficiaries also can use a combination of work incentives to maximize their income until they begin earning
enough to support themselves.
PASS Proposals Social Security Administration
Telephone: (800) 772-1213 TDD: (800) 325-0778
www.socialsecurity.gov
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Assistance for entrepreneurs with disabilities is available
in the form of financing, business plan preparation, marketing assistance, PASS assistance, or general help in
locating information or resources for business start-up or
expansion.
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Telephone: (609) 858-6700
www.njeda.com
Small Business Development Centers
Telephone: (800) 432-1565
www.njsbdc.com
For information, call (866) 968-7842 or visit
www.chooseworkttw.net
Service Core of Retired Executives SCORE
Telephone: (800) 634-0245
FAX:
(973) 645-2375
www.score.org
SELF-EMPLOYMENT
The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Services has developed a common policy and regulations
regarding self-employment as a work option for people
with disabilities. Individuals with an interest in becoming
self-employed should present this option to their vocational rehabilitation counselor. If a solid business plan is
put together, there may be capital investment available
for a variety of start-up needs.
Receiving Social Security Disability
and considering working?
Visit the New Jersey Benefits to Work
Calculator at
www.nj.db101.org
Eligible clients of the Commission for the Blind and
Visually Impaired can obtain capital to start and manage
businesses through the Commission’s Business
Enterprise Program. Support primarily consists of training in business management and assistance in establishing vending locations. However, assistance for other
business ventures is possible. A solid business plan is
required.
Business Resources on the Web
Self-Employment Initiative
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Telephone: (609) 292-5987
FAX:
(609) 292-8347
AbilityJobs
www.abilityjobs.com
US Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
PLAN TO ACHIEVE SELF-SUPPORT (PASS)
The Social Security Administration has adopted a series
of work incentives with a Plan to Achieve Self-Support
(PASS), including the retention of benefits while starting
a business. Individuals receiving SSI may be able to
acquire additional capital for small business start-up
US Office of Disability Employment Policy
www.dol.gov/odep
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TICKET TO WORK
The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is the centerpiece of legislation signed by former U.S. President
Clinton on December 17, 1999, under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. It is a
nationwide initiative designed to bring major positive change to the lives of individuals with disabilities.
This comprehensive national initiative also is designed to assist people with the training and support they need to
go to work by increasing their choices. SSA beneficiaries with disabilities can find employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other support services from public and private providers.
Telephone: (866) 968-7842
TTY: (866) 833-2967
www.chooseworkttw.net
NJ WINS
(NEW JERSEY WORK INCENTIVE NETWORK SUPPORT)
The Family Resource Network’s New Jersey Work Incentives Network Support (NJWINS) program assists
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries to start, continue, or increase work efforts while maintaining cash and healthcare benefits for as long as they are needed. NJWINS
can serve anyone ages 14 to 64, who is receiving SSI or SSDI benefits and is considering work, starting work, continuing present work, or increasing work efforts.
Telephone: (866) 946-7465 www.njwins.org
Need more information on disability employment in NJ? Visit:
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ disabilityemployment.html
NJ WORKABILITY
The WorkAbility program offers people with disabilities who are working, and whose income would otherwise
make them ineligible for Medicaid, the opportunity to pay a small premium and receive full NJ Medicaid coverage. People with disabilities who are employed and are between the ages of 16 to 64 can qualify for the program
with an annual gross earned income of up to approximately $59,652.
Eligibility Criteria
✐ Must be between the ages of 16-64
✐ Must be working (full or part time) and have proof of employment
✐ Must have been determined “disabled” by the Social Security Administration OR the Disability Review
Team at the Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services
✐
Unearned Income
✔ $981 per month (single)
✔ $1,328 per month (couple)
Note: Social Security Disability benefit may be disregarded for unearned income
✐
Earned Income (Individual)
✔ $59,652 per year (gross income)
✔ $4,971 per month (gross income)
Eligible Couple
✔ $80,436 per year (gross income)
✔ $6,703 per month (gross income)
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✐
Liquid Assets:
✔ $20,000 for an individual
✔ $30,000 for a couple (where both are eligible)
Note: Assets do not include the primary home, car (used for work or medical transportation), or
401K/IRA retirement account.
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/projects/discoverability
(888) 285-3036
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HOUSING RESOURCES
HOUSING PROGRAMS
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
administers the federal Section 8 voucher program
and a variety of housing programs for low-income
families, women, persons with disabilities, and seniors. Services include rental assistance, federal and
emergency shelter grants, and homelessness prevention. The Department also administers the
Community
Services
Block
Grant
and
Weatherization programs, as well as Recreation
Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
Grants.
The Division of Housing contains offices that
administer programs of rental assistance, housing
rehabilitation, relocation assistance, family self-sufficiency, emergency shelter grants and homelessness
prevention.
The Division assists local groups in sponsoring low
and moderate income housing, through programs
that preserve, rehabilitate and expand the housing
supply for low and moderate income families.
The Division also provides administrative grants to
non-profit organizations that are involved in the production of affordable housing. In addition, the
Division runs a fellowship program through which
graduate students in architecture and engineering
work with non-profit housing agencies.
DIVISION OF HOUSING AND
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
PO Box 051
Trenton, NJ 08625-0051
(609) 633-6303
www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dhcr
Homelessness Prevention Hotline
(866) 889-6270 See numbers by County, below
Home Energy Assistance Hotline
(800) 510-3102
See pages 42-43 for more information.
Section 8 Housing Voucher Program
and State Rental Assistance Program
(609) 292-4080
HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
Atlantic County...................................856-691-1841
Bergen County ....................................201-968-0200
Burlington County ..............................609-835-4329
Camden County ..................................800-331-7272
Cape May County...............................856-691-1841
Cumberland County............................856-691-1841
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Essex County ......................................973-266-7991
Gloucester County ..............................856-845-9200
Hudson County ...................................201-437-7222
Hunterdon County ..............................908-782-2490
Mercer County....................................609-989-9417
Middlesex County...............................732-638-2870
Monmouth County..............................732-775-0525
Morris County.....................................908-454-7000
Ocean County .....................................732-244-2351
Passaic County....................................973-279-7100
Salem County .....................................856-691-1841
Somerset County.................................908-454-7000
Sussex County ....................................908-454-7000
Union County .....................................908-351-7727
Warren County....................................908-454-7000
NEW JERSEY HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE AGENCY
(NJHMFA)
800-NJ-HOUSE (800) 654-6873 www.njhousing.gov
The main goal of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage
Finance Agency is to encourage the production of affordable housing for all New Jersey citizens. Its Community
Development Division administers several programs targeted to people with special needs. For information
about low-income or special needs home ownership programs, call the NJHMFA.
The Homeownership Preservation Foundation
(HPF) is a nonprofit group that helps financially challenged homeowners navigate their budget problems
and, whenever possible, helps them to avoid mortgage foreclosure. For more information, See page 42.
New Jersey Housing Resource Center
The Housing Resource Center provides individuals
with information on accessible and affordable housing
throughout the state. This project was made possible
through a collaboration among the Division of
Disability Services, the Department of Community
Affairs and the NJ Housing Mortgage Finance Agency.
To access the Center, go to: www.njhrc.gov or call
(877) 428-8844.
Housing Resources on the Web
HUD Disabilities Web Hub
www.portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/
program_offices/fair_housing_equal_
opp/disabilities/inhousing
Center for Universal Design
www.ncsu.edu/www/ncsu/design/sod5/cud
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CAREGIVER RESOURCES AND PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES
MEDICAID PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT SERVICE (PCA)
Personal Care Assistant Service (PCA) is a
statewide service provided by the New Jersey
Medicaid Program to people eligible for Medicaid
services in the community. The purpose of personal
care is to accommodate long-term chronic or maintenance health care as opposed to short-term skilled
care as is provided under Medicaid’s home health
program. PCA services are health-related tasks done
by qualified staff in a medically-eligible beneficiary’s home or workplace. It includes assistance with
activities of daily living and household duties essential to the individual’s health and comfort. To apply,
contact your Medicaid managed care organization.
PERSONAL PREFERENCE PROGRAM (PPP)
PPP offers an alternate way for individuals to
receive their Medicaid Personal Care Assistant
(PCA) services. Using a self-directed model, this
program enables elderly and disabled Medicaid
recipients to direct and manage their Medicaid PCA
services rather than receiving traditional PCA
agency services. (See Page 1)
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES PROGRAM (PASP)
PASP provides routine, non-medical assistance to
adults with disabilities who are employed, preparing
for employment, involved in community volunteer
work, or attending school. PASP allows consumers
to receive up to 40 hours of service per week, therefore enabling them to maintain their independence
in the community. Personal assistants help with such
tasks as light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, meal
preparation, shopping, driving or using public transportation. Consumers are able to coordinate their
own services by managing a budget, hiring workers
and making purchases directly through their account
with the assistance of a fiscal intermediary service
organization (FISO) or “business agent”. To apply,
please contact your county PASP consultant. (See
page 1)
COUNTY PASP CONSULTANTS
Atlantic County. . . . . . . . . (609) 645-7700 x4519
Bergen County . . . . . . . . . (201) 336-6508
Burlington County . . . . . . (609) 265-5144/5223
Camden County . . . . . . . . (609) 261-1667
Cape May County. . . . . . . (609) 886-6200 x271
Cumberland County . . . . . (856) 453-2149
Essex County . . . . . . . . . . (973) 395-8494
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Gloucester County . . . . . . (856) 384-6845
Hudson County . . . . . . . . . (201) 336-6508
Hunterdon County . . . . . . (908) 788-1361
Mercer County . . . . . . . . . (609) 989-6459
Middlesex County. . . . . . . (732) 745-2587
Monmouth County . . . . . . (732) 571-6232 x17
Morris County. . . . . . . . . . (973) 285-6879
Ocean County . . . . . . . . . . (732) 505-3779
Passaic County . . . . . . . . . (973) 225-3683
Salem County . . . . . . . . . . (856) 935-7510 x8311
Somerset County. . . . . . . . (908) 704-6346
Sussex County . . . . . . . . . (973) 579-0555 x1226
Union County . . . . . . . . . . (908) 527-4840
Warren County . . . . . . . . . (973) 625-1940
AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CONNECTION
(ADRC)
The Aging and Disability Resource Connection/
Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serves as the lead
agency for seniors and their caregivers to access
information, community services, and long term
services and supports. Services available to eligible
individuals may include: outreach, case management, transportation, senior centers, volunteer
opportunities, health promotion, nutrition programs,
education, health insurance counseling, adult protective services, senior employment, respite care
options, and information on housing and long-term
care options. (See Page 19)
www.adrcnj.org
MOM2MOM HELPLINE PROGRAM
The Mom 2 Mom program is designed to provide a
compassionate and encouraging environment for
mothers of children with special needs to come
together and share support. They offer a 24 hour, 7
day a week helpline coordinated by UMDNJUniversity Behavioral HealthCare which features
peer support, telephone assessments, a network of
referral services and support groups.
Telephone: (877) 914-6662 (877-914-MOM2)
www.mom2mom.us.com
HOME CARE ASSOCIATIONS
Home Care Association of New Jersey
485-D Route 1 South, Suite 210
Iselin, NJ 08830
Telephone: (732) 877-1100
www.homecarenj.org
New Jersey Hospital Association
760 Alexander Road, PO Box 1
Princeton, NJ 08543
Telephone: (609) 275-4000
www.njha.com
AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
The American Health Care Association is a non-profit
federation of affiliate state health organizations, together
representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit
nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals each
day.
Telephone: (202) 842-4444
www.ahca.org
ADDITIONAL CAREGIVER RESOURCES=
THE CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK
The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading
family caregiver organization working to improve the
quality of life for the more than 65 million Americans
who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a
broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the
parents of children with special needs, to the families and
friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for
parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the
National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit
organization providing education, peer support, and
resources to family caregivers across the country free of
charge.
Telephone: (202) 454-3970
www.caregiveraction.org
WELLSPOUSE ASSOCIATION
The Well Spouse Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
membership organization, advocates for and addresses
the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or
disabled spouse/partner. The agency offers peer to peer
support and educates health care professionals and the
general public about the special challenges and unique
issues “well” spouses face every day.
Telephone: (732) 577-8899
www.wellspouse.org
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving
is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members
include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.
Email only: [email protected]
www.caregiving.org
FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE
Family Caregiver Alliance was the first communitybased nonprofit organization in the country to address the
needs of families and friends providing long-term care at
home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services,
FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
Telephone: (415) 434-3388 or (800) 445-8106
www.caregiver.org
COALITION ON FAMILY CAREGIVING
Rewarding Work
A group of community based organizations, health care
providers, and others, working with a common mission
to provide family caregivers a link to vital community
services and supports. The group advocates to bring relevant issues into public forum and provides free educational programs on topics of vital interest to caregivers
and their families. Caregiver support focuses primarily in
and around Union County.
Email only: [email protected]
www.cfcares.org
To learn about employment opportunities
to provide support to individuals
with disabilities of all ages:
(866) 212-9675
www.rewardingwork.org/nj
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TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES
NJ FIND A RIDE www.njfindaride.org
NJ Find A Ride is an online directory of public and
accessible transportation options throughout the
State. Through a customized search, the site provides information on eligibility, costs, and how to
arrange for a ride.
Accessible Travel Information
www.njfindaride.org/accessible-travel-info
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT
New Jersey Transit provides commuter services
through more than 150 bus routes and 11 rail lines in
New Jersey and into New York and Pennsylvania.
Lift-equipped and kneeling buses, as well as accessible rail stations, are important elements of New
Jersey Transit’s services to people with disabilities.
Access Link is a service for those who are not able
to use a regular fixed-route bus. New Jersey Transit
also provides a reduced fare program for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
New Jersey Transit
One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105
www.njtransit.com
Customer Service:
(973) 275-5555
TTY:
(800) 772-2287
NJ Transit ADA Services
Access Link: (800) 955-ADA1 (2321)
TTY:
(800) 955-6765
REDUCED FARE PROGRAM
Special rates are available for senior citizens 62
years of age or older and people with disabilities.
Personal assistants ride for free when proper identification is presented by the person with a disability.
Even qualifying out of state residents can ride on NJ
TRANSIT buses and trains at the reduced rate. For
more information, please contact NJ Transit.
Reduced Fare Program (973) 491-7112
COUNTY PARA-TRANSPORTATION
Each of the 21 counties in New Jersey provide a
county-based paratransit service for senior citizens
and people with disabilities. The following contact
numbers are resources for current information on
local paratransit services, including hours of operation, reservation procedures, fees (if any), priorities
for services, consumer representation on advisory
committees, etc.
COUNTY PARA-TRANSIT INFORMATION
Atlantic County ...................................(609) 645-5910
Bergen County.....................................(201) 368-5955
Burlington County ...............................(877) 603-5111
Camden County ...................................(856) 456-3344
Cape May County................................(609) 889-3700
Cumberland County ............................(856) 691-7799
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Essex County .......................................(973) 618-1280
Gloucester County ...............................(856) 686-8350
Hudson County....................................(201) 369-4320
Hunterdon County ...............................(800) 842-0531
Mercer County.....................................(609) 530-1971
Middlesex County ...............................(800) 221-3520
Monmouth County ..............................(732) 431-6480
Morris County .....................................(973) 829-8103
Ocean County ......................................(877) 929-2082
Passaic County.....................................(973) 305-5756
Salem County ......................................(856) 339-8622
Somerset County .................................(908) 231-7115
Sussex County .....................................(973) 579-0480
Union County ......................................(908) 241-8300
Warren County.....................................(908) 454-4044
1AMTRAK-OFFICE OF AMTRAK ACCESS
Telephone: (800) USA-RAIL (800-872-7245)
TDD/TTY: (800) 523-6590
www.amtrak.com
GREYHOUND CUSTOMERS WITH DISABILITIES
TRAVEL ASSISTANCE LINE
Telephone: (800) 752-4841 TTY: (800) 345-3109
www.greyhound.com/en/contactus.aspx
Greyhound ADA Compliance Office
(214) 849-8966
www.greyhound.com
OUT OF STATE ACCESSIBLE TRANSIT SERVICES
SEPTA-Pennsylvania
Customer Services:
(215) 580-7800
TDD:
(215) 580-7853
Customized Community Transportation
Paratransit Service
(215) 580-7145
www.septa.org
MTA-New York
Access-A-Ride: (718) 393-4999
www.mta.info/nyct/paratran/guide.htm
NJTIP @ Rutgers New Jersey Travel
Independence Program New (NJTIP) teaches
individuals how to independently travel safely
using public transportation. Instruction is available in English and Spanish For more information visit the website at: njtip.rutgers.edu
NJTIP @ Rutgers
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Telephone: 848-932-4499
Email: [email protected]
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SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
For the Department of Children and
Families, See Page 13
www.nj.gov/dcf
NJ PARENT LINK
New Jersey's Early Childhood, Parenting and
Professional Resource Center
www.njparentlink.nj.gov
PERFORMCARE
Since 2009 PerformCare has been the
Administrative Service Organization (ASO) for the
State of New Jersey’s Division of Children’s System
of Care (CSOC). (See also, PerformCare Page 13)
To access services for children and youth, call us
toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at
1-877-652-7624.
OFFICE OF CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION
THE NEW JERSEY TASK FORCE ON CHILD ABUSE
AND NEGLECT
PO Box 711
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
Telephone:
(609) 292-0888
FAX:
(609) 292-0888
SAFE HAVEN
(877) 839-2339
Safe Haven operates an infant protection hotline for
distressed parents who wish to surrender an infant
anonymously at a police station or hospital emergency room with no fear of arrest or prosecution.
The child must be less than 30 days old and must not
have been abused or neglected.
www.njsafehaven.org
Atlantic ...........................................(609) 646-1180
Bergen...............................................(201) 336-7150
Burlington.........................................(609) 261-9222
Camden.............................................(856) 374-6376
Cape May .........................................(609) 898-5500
Cumberland ......................................(856) 462-6800
Essex.................................................(973) 744-4677
Gloucester.........................................(856) 582-8282
Hudson..............................................(201) 451-8888
Hunterdon .........................................(908) 782-8183
Mercer...............................................(609) 989-7770
Middlesex .........................................(732) 324-4357
Monmouth ........................................(732) 918-9901
Morris ...............................................(973) 398-1730
Ocean................................................(732) 557-9633
Passaic ..............................................(973) 684-1904
Salem ................................................(856) 469-6100
Somerset ...........................................(908) 927-0869
Sussex ...............................................(973) 383-3461
Union ................................................(973) 923-1433
Warren ..............................................(908) 454-1078
KINSHIP NAVIGATOR/KINSHIP CARE
Dial 2-1-1
The Kinship Navigator/Kinship Care is a program
for people who have taken on the responsibility of
caring for their relatives’ children. It is an information and referral program established to help relatives navigate their way through the various governmental systems to find the local supports they need,
including support groups, cash assistance, medical
coverage, housing assistance, child care resources,
and respite services.
The telephone numbers of the four Kinship agencies
and the counties they serve are listed below:
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CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
NEW JERSEY CHILD CARE HELPLINE
(800) 332-9227
Callers can obtain the telephone number of their
local Child Care Resource and Referral
Agency to get information about registered family
day care providers and other child care
services in their area. Caregivers can also learn
how to become a registered family day
care provider.
CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL CENTERS
The CCR&Rs are centralized locations in each
county that provide child care resources, referral,
training and technical assistance. Child Care Health
Consultant Coordinators provide consultation, education and training about the health and safety needs
of children in child care. For additional information,
contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral
Center (CCR&R).
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CarePlus NJ: (201) 797-2660 x 156
(Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex,
and Warren Counties)
The Salvation Army: 973-373-5045
(Essex County)
Children’s Home Society: 1-800-396-4518
(Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean,
Somerset, Hunterdon, and Union Counties)
Family Service Association:
1-877-569-0350 (Atlantic, Burlington,
Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,
Gloucester, and Salem Counties)
New Jersey State Parent Information & Resource
Center (NJPIRC) is a program of Prevent Child AbuseNew Jersey (PCA-NJ) that provides leadership and technical assistance to non-profit organizations and local educational agencies to help those organizations put successful parental involvement programs in place.
(732) 246-8060
www.njpirc.org
SIGNS OF CHILD ABUSE
Child abuse is harm to, or neglect of, a child by another person, whether adult or child. Child abuse happens in all cultural, ethnic, and income groups. Child abuse can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, or through neglect. Abuse may
cause serious injury to the child and may even result in death.
Signs of possible abuse include:
Physical Abuse
■ Unexplained or repeated injuries, such as welts, bruises, or burns
■ Injuries that are in the shape of an object (belt buckle, electric cord, etc.)
■ Injuries not likely to happen given the age or ability of the child. (For example, broken bones in a child too
young to walk or climb.)
■ Disagreement between the child’s and the parent’s explanation of the injury
■ Unreasonable explanation of the injury
■ Obvious neglect of the child (dirty, undernourished, inappropriate clothes for the weather, lack of medical or dental care)
■ Fearful behavior
Emotional and Verbal Abuse
■ Aggressive or withdrawn behavior
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Shying away from physical contact
■
Afraid to go home with parents or adults
Sexual Abuse
Child tells you he/she was sexually mistreated
Child has physical signs, such as:
• difficulty in walking or sitting
• genital or rectal pain, itching, swelling, bruises or other
• stained or bloody underwear
injuries in the genital or rectal area, redness, or discharge
■ Child has behavioral and emotional signs, such as:
• difficulty eating or sleeping
• soiling or wetting pants or bed after being potty trained
• acting like a much younger child
• excessive crying or sadness
• withdrawing from activities and others
• talking about or acting out sexual acts beyond normal sex play for age
Reproduced from the Center for Disease Control’s Guide to Intentional Injuries
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REPORTING CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT
In New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to neglect or acts of abuse
should immediately report this information to the State Central Registry (SCR). If the child is in immediate danger,
call 911 as well as 1-877 NJ ABUSE. A concerned caller does not need proof to report an allegation of child abuse
and can make the report anonymously.
INFORMATION TO PROVIDE THE SCREENER
SCR screeners are trained caseworkers who know how to respond to reports of child abuse/neglect. Whenever possible, a caller should provide all of the following information:
• Who: The child and parent/caretaker’s name, age and address, as well as the name of the alleged perpetrator and
that person’s relationship to the child.
• What: Type and frequency of alleged abuse/neglect, current or previous injuries to the child, and what caused you
to become concerned.
• When: When the alleged abuse/neglect occurred and when you learned of it.
• Where: Where the incident occurred, where the child is now and whether the alleged perpetrator has access to
the child.
• How: How urgent the need is for intervention and whether there is a likelihood of imminent danger for the child.
Calls can be placed to the hotline anonymously.
1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
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TTY 1-800-835-5510
APPENDIX 1: ACCESSIBLE PARKING PLACARD OR PLATES
Accessible parking rights may be granted for both perma- Revisions to the NJ Accessible Parking Laws, effective
nent and temporary mobility impairments.
August 1, 2013:
• The term “handicapped” was replaced with “person
Temporary Accessible Parking Placards:
with a disability” to reflect person first language.
• May be granted for short-term mobility impairments
• Permanent person with a disability identification cards
• Require written medical certification from a qualified
and placards are now required to be renewed every
practitioner.
three years.
• Are valid for six months
• The certification of a medical professional is required
• Are renewable one time at the discretion of the issuing
for the issuance and/or renewal of all person with a disauthority
ability ID cards/placards.
• Are issued by the Chief of Police of each municipality. • All placards will be issued with a prominently printed
and displayed expiration date.
Permanent Accessible Parking Placards or Plates:
• 1 in every 6 accessible parking spaces must be van
To qualify for a permanent accessible placard or
accessible; this is an increase from the previous stanplates, you must:
dard, which required 1 in every 8 spaces to be van
• Have lost the use of one or more limb
accessible.
• Be permanently disabled and be unable to move with- Important Notes:
out the use of an assistive device
• Parking in the access aisles, the striped areas adjacent to
• Have your mobility limited as certified by a physician
accessible parking spaces, is always illegal. That space
• Have a permanent sight impairment of both eyes as ceris required for wheelchair accessibility, ramps, etc.
tified by the N.J. Commission of the Blind (placard
only)
New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission
www.state.nj.us/mvc/Vehicle/overview.htm
Note: Non-disabled drivers who are transporting persons
(888) 486-3339 (Voice) (In-state only)
who meet the criteria above may also use the Accessible
(609) 292-6500 (Voice) (Out-of-state only)
parking privileges, but only when the person with the
(609) 292-5120 (TTY)
qualifying disability is in the car. Also, plates or placard
The Division of Disability Services publishes
must be accompanied by the companion “person with a
a comprehensive “Guide to Accessible
disability ID” card at all times.
Parking”, call (888) 285-3036 to obtain a copy.
APPENDIX 2: SPECIAL NEEDS ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE
NEW JERSEY SUBSIDIZED ADOPTION PROGRAM
Many children are waiting for loving homes. The NJ
Subsidized Adoption Program offers financial assistance to suitable prospective adoptive parents who
seek to adopt certain children, including children
with disabilities.
CHILDREN WAITING FOR ADOPTION:
• Are older, or of a race or ethnic group for which
adoptive homes are not readily available;
• May significant physical, intellectual or emotional
disability;
• May need medical treatment or special services,
equipment or training;
• May be part of a group of siblings who should be
kept together;
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• May be over five years old, living with a foster
family for at least 12 months.
SUBSIDIES TO ADOPTIVE FAMILIES CAN PROVIDE:
• A regular monthly payment including clothing
allowance to help parents meet daily needs.
• Payment covering the legal fees related to the
adoption.
• Medicaid coverage for the child to assist with any
condition that is not covered by the family’s insurance.
• A special subsidy for a specific medical, health or
equipment need.
• Out of State Medical coverage (for most states).
• Post adoption counseling support services.
REQUIREMENTS OF ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
• Must be at least 18 years old and 10 years older
than the child to be adopted
• You may be single, married, in a domestic partnership or civil union
• Must be a New Jersey resident, or reside in a state
with a cooperative agreement
• Must be in reasonably good physical and emotion-
al health with the long-term ability to provide dayto-day care for the child
• Must be financially able to support the needs and
care of the adopted child
For information
1-800-99 ADOPT (1-800-992-3678)
1-877-NJFOSTER (1-877-653-6783 )
www.nj.gov/njfosteradopt
APPENDIX 3: PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE
Every person is made up of many characteristics and
few want to be identified only by their ability to play
tennis or by their love for fried onions or by the mole
that’s on their face. Those are just parts of us.
In speaking or writing, remember that children or
adults with disabilities are like everyone else except
they happen to have a disability. Therefore, here are
a few tips for improving your language related to
disabilities:
• Emphasize abilities, not limitations.
• Do not label people as part of a disability group;
don’t say “the disabled”, say “people with disabilities”.
• Don’t give excessive praise or attention to a person
with a disability; don’t patronize them.
• Choice and independence are important; let the
person do or speak for him/herself as much as possible; if addressing an adult, say Bill instead of
Billy.
• A disability is a functional limitation that interferes with a person’s ability to walk, hear, talk,
learn, etc.; use handicap to describe a situation or
barrier imposed by society, the environment or
oneself.
It is the individual first,
then the disability.
Say...
Instead of...
child with a disability
person with Cerebral Palsy
person who is deaf or hard of hearing
person with an intellectual disability
person with epilepsy or person with seizure disorder
person who had…
without speech, non-verbal
developmental delay
mental illness
uses a wheelchair
with Down syndrome
has a learning disability
non-disabled
has a physical disability
congenital disability
condition
seizures
cleft lip
mobility impaired
medically involved, or has chronic illness
paralyzed
of short stature
disabled or handicapped person
palsied, or C.P., or spastic
deaf and dumb
retarded
epileptic
afflicted, suffers from, victim
mute, or dumb
slow
crazy or insane
confined to a wheelchair
Mongoloid
is learning disabled
normal, healthy
crippled
birth defect
disease
fits
hare lip
lame
sickly
invalid or paralytic
dwarf or midget
The Department of Human Services has published a People First language fact sheet available on
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/news/publications/PeopleFirstFlyer.pdf
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APPENDIX 4: ADDICTION RESOURCES
GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND
SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse was created to coordinate
statewide services involving alcoholism and drug
abuse. It also is the funding source for the
Municipal Alliance Program.
Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse
PO Box 345
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone:
(609) 777-0526
FAX:
(609) 777-0535
www.state.nj.us/treasury/gcada
Alcoholics Anonymous
South Jersey Intergroup:
Cape Atlantic Intergroup:
Central Jersey Intergroup:
Intergroup of Northern NJ:
www.aa.org
AL-ANON Adult Children & Family Group
ALA-TEEN
North Jersey: (973) 744-8686
www.northjerseyal-anon.org
South Jersey: (856) 547-0855
www.southjerseyal-anon.org
Gamblers Anonymous
(855) 222-5542
www.gamblersanonymous.org
Narcotics Anonymous
(800) 992-0401
(732) 933-0462
www.na.org
NAR-ANON Family Group
(877) 424-4491
www.naranonofnj.org
(856) 486-4444
(609) 641-8855
(609) 298-7795
(908) 687-8566
Nicotine Anonymous
(631) 665-0527
www.nicotine-anonymous.org
National Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Information Center
(800) 784-6776
www.addictioncareoptions.com
NJ Addictions Hotline (800) 238-2333
For the Division of Mental Health and
Addiction Services, See Page 8
NJ Connect for Recovery (opiate misuse)
(855) 652-3737 TTY: (877) 294-4356
www.njconnectforrecovery.org
APPENDIX 5: SERVICE DOGS
The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal trained
to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), a
place of public accommodation cannot refuse admittance of a service animal when it is accompanying a person
with a disability. The ADA/NJLAD requires that places of public accommodation (which include privately-owned
businesses that serve the public) allow people with disabilities to bring service animals into any area in which customers are generally allowed.
The ADA/NJLAD does not require that an animal be certified or have special identification, but it is not inappropriate for a business to ask if an animal which does not have an identifying vest or a special harness is a service animal rather than a pet. The business may not, however, insist on proof of certification before permitting
admittance of a service animal accompanying a person with a disability.
It is a violation of the ADA/NJLAD for a business to charge a cleaning or maintenance fee when a person with a
disability has brought a service animal into the place of business. However, the owner of the animal has sole
responsibility for its behavior and may be charged for any damages the animal causes as long as the business has
a policy of charging non-disabled customers for damages that they cause. Likewise, it is not a violation of the
ADA/NJLAD to exclude a service animal from a place of public accommodation if the animal behaves in a loud,
threatening, or uncontrolled manner, creating a substantial disturbance or posing a direct threat to the safety of
others.
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APPENDIX 6: Disaster Preparedness Checklist for People with Disabilities
The following list is intended to provide suggestions for disaster preparedness planning that may be taken by
individuals with disabilities:
Self-Networks
____Discuss your disability and needs with relatives and friends.
____Develop a network of people who know your needs and location, who will be able to assist you or alert
emergency personnel on your behalf. Do not depend on only one person.
Medical Equipment and Supplies
____Evaluate equipment for repairs and obtain and keep spare parts.
____Order the full allotment of supplies that your insurance allows, such as protective briefs, leg bags, suction
tubing, hearing aid batteries, etc. Stockpile unused items.
____Assemble a first aid kit. It should include: sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes, assorted sizes of
safety pins, cleansing agents/soaps, latex gloves (2 pairs), 4-6 sterile gauze pads (2-inch and 4-inch),
three triangular bandages, non-prescription drugs, three rolls each of 2 and 3 inch sterile roller bandages,
scissors, tweezers, needle, moistened towelettes, antiseptic, thermometer, two tongue depressors, and a
tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant.
Medications and Medical Needs
____Create a list of current prescriptions, names and dosages. Remember to update this list, as needed.
____Keep a list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of doctors and pharmacists.
____Prepare a detailed description of your medical regimen and personal care needs.
____Order a full 30-day supply of necessary medications. Check with your insurance carrier.
Telecommunications
____Make sure your cell phone battery and any extra batteries are kept fully charged.
____Pre-arrange alternative methods to reach family, friends, or personal care attendants if ordinary
communications are disrupted.
Personal Assistant Care
____Consider checking into a nursing home or hospital if a disaster is anticipated. Staff will be available to
meet personal care needs. Also, back up generators will be operating to assist people who use power
wheelchairs and/or ventilators.
____Contact your personal care attendant provider to discuss disaster preparedness and maintain a list of
phone numbers of those who can assist in obtaining personal care for you.
Food and Water
____Two quarts of water per person are needed for drinking daily.
____Two quarts of water per person are needed for food preparation and sanitation daily.
____Keep a supply of canned, dehydrated, and no-cook foods.
____Keep cases of nutrients available for tube feeding.
____Keep foods for special dietary needs, such as diabetic and high caloric diets.
Service Animals
____The animal always should wear an identification tag with all necessary contact information.
____Keep shots and medical records current and service animal ID numbers available.
____Your animal will need plenty of food and water, kept in sturdy storage containers.
____Consider large capacity self-feeders and water dispensers.
____Keep contact information on your service animal’s veterinarian available.
____Check with your local emergency management officials for companion animal procedures in emergency
shelters.
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APPENDIX 6: Disaster Preparedness (continued)
Power
____Extended power outages may affect ventilators, heating and/or cooling units, which may be a matter of
life or death for some people with disabilities.
____Investigate emergency contingency plans in your building/community/municipality.
____Explore care facilities, especially if you use a ventilator or have other complex medical needs.
____Consider staying with friends or family out of your area if you anticipate possible power outages,
especially if you have medical equipment that is dependent upon power.
____Contact your local fire department and Red Cross for information and registries of people with
disabilities.
Oxygen
____Buildings where oxygen is kept must display an “Oxygen in Use” emblem.
____Oxygen must be kept in containers specifically manufactured for that purpose.
____Alert emergency response staff to the use of oxygen.
____Oxygen is flammable, so avoid sparks and flame. Demand that people not smoke near an oxygen
container.
Miscellaneous
____Keep battery-operated flashlights and/or lanterns with lots of extra batteries.
____Blankets and warm clothes should be packed in an emergency.
____Keep the gas tank in your car full.
____Have a battery-powered radio and extra batteries on hand.
____Keep ample cash on-hand. ATMs and banks may not function during power outages.
____Have a non-electric can opener.
____Keep a supply of assorted plastic bags.
For more information on developing an individualized disaster preparedness plan, or for current information
on Homeland Security Advisory System recommendations, contact:
STATE
FEDERAL
NJ Special Needs Registry (See Page 3)
www.registerready.nj.gov
Call 211 for registration or help
US Department of Homeland Security
www.ready.gov
www.Listo.gov (Spanish)
1-800-BE-Ready and 1-888-SE-Listo
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
State Police Division Headquarters (NJ OEM)
(609) 882-2000 www.registerready.nj.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
(800) 621-FEMA (3362)
www.fema.gov
New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and
Preparedness
www.njhomelandsecurity.gov
LOCAL
American Red Cross
www.redcross.org
Residential Disability and Oxygen Emblems Program
The Division of Fire Safety distributes, free of charge, emblems which can be displayed to inform all emergency response personnel of an oxygen hazard or disabled occupant needing assistance. “Oxygen In Use”
emblems are mandated by NJ state law.
For additional information, contact the Division of Fire Safety: (609) 633-6106
It is unlawful to evict an oxygen-user from a rental property, solely on the basis of oxygen
use, as long as the oxygen is stored and used appropriately. Questions can be directed to the
Division of Fire Safety (609) 633-6106.
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APPENDIX 7: TRAVELING WITH A DISABILITY
Air Carrier Access Rules (See page 35) lift many restrictions that formerly discriminated against passengers with disabilities, and all carriers are now required to have a Complaints Resolution Officer (CRO) immediately available to resolve
disputes between carriers and passengers with disabilities. While airlines may not require passengers with disabilities to
provide advance notice of their disability or intent to travel (except in some very specific circumstances), doing so may in
some cases help to avoid inconvenience. The following is a list of suggestions for air travelers with disabilities:
PHYSICAL DISABILITY
• Ask the screener for assistance with your mobility aid and carry items.
• Let the screener know your level of ability and your need for physical assistance.
• Inform the screener about any special equipment or devices that you are using and where this equipment is located on
your body.
• Ensure that all bags hanging from, or carried on, your wheelchair are put on the X-ray belt.
• Ask the screener to reunite you with your carry items and assistive devices after screening.
• Request assistance with removing your shoes when additional screening is necessary.
HEARING DISABILITY
• Ask the screener to write the information down or to look directly at you and repeat the information.
VISUAL DISABILITY
• Ask the screener to explain the security process to you step by step and to let you know where the metal detector is
located.
• Ask the screener to let you know when you will be going through the metal detector and when there are obstacles that
you will need to avoid.
• Ask the screener to find someone to escort you through the security process.
• Ask the screener to perform a hand inspection of equipment to prevent damage and to direct you toward your gate once
the screening has been completed.
HIDDEN DISABILITY
• Advise screeners that you have a disability and may need some assistance, or need to move slower.
• Offer suggestions to screeners on the best way to approach you during a pat-down inspection.
• Notify the screener if you need to sit down before and/or during the screening process.
TRAVELING WITH MEDICAL SUPPLIES/DEVICES
• Notify the screener that you are carrying medical supplies with you.
• Medications must be properly marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication or manufacturer’s
name or pharmaceutical label.
• Notify screeners if you are using any surgically implanted medical device (i.e., insulin pumps, prosthetics, or artificial
joints).
• Advise screeners if you are experiencing low blood sugar and are in need of medical assistance.
• Pacemaker users may wish to carry a Pacemaker Identification Card (ID).
• Crutches, canes and walkers will need to go through the X-ray machine. The screener will perform a hand inspection of
your equipment if it cannot fit through the X-ray machine. You can ask for a private screening for the inspection of
your prosthetic device or body brace.
• Notify screeners if you need assistance, such as a chair or someone to assist you during the inspection of your
prosthetic devices or body braces.
• Tools and appliances used to put on or take off prosthetic devices must be screened.
TRAVELING WITH SERVICE ANIMALS
• Carry appropriate identification. Identification may include: cards or documentation, presence of a harness or markings
on the tags. Service animals and their harnesses or vests are subject to inspection.
• Advise the screener how you and your animal can go through the metal detector as a team with the leash and/or
harness. If necessary, remind the screener that you should not be separated from your animal.
For more information on traveling by air with a disability, contact:
Federal Aviation Administration
www.faa.gov
Transportation Security Administration
www.tsa.gov
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Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov
APPENDIX 8: FAMOUS ADA CASES
BRAGDON V. ABBOTT (1998)
The Supreme Court found that, even when HIV has not progressed to AIDS, it still constitutes a disability, as the virus
significantly impairs the life activity of reproduction.
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS V. YESKEY (1998)
The Court ruled that state prisons must comply with Title II of the ADA, as they are public entities.
WRIGHT V. UNIVERSAL MARITIME SERVICE CORP (1998)
The Supreme Court ruled that a general arbitration clause in a collective bargaining agreement does not require an
employee to use the arbitration procedure for an alleged ADA violation.
ALBERTSONS, INC. V. KIRKINGBURG (1999)
The Supreme Court held that circumstances mitigating the determination of disability include not only devices and medications, but also an individual’s ability to compensate for their impairment.
CLEVELAND V. POLICY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (1999)
The Supreme Court ruled that pursuing and/or receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits does not automatically prevent an individual from pursuing an ADA claim, nor do such SSDI benefits presume against the recipient’s ADA
success.
MURPHY V. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (1999)
The Court found that a UPS worker’s high blood pressure did not significantly limit his life activities when the worker
was medicated, and that he was, therefore, not disabled.
OLMSTEAD V. L.C. (1999)
The Supreme Court ruled that to stop or to avoid discriminatory activity, the state may place people with disabilities in
community settings rather than in institutions, when the state’s treatment professionals find the placement appropriate, the
affected person is not against the shift from an institutional to a community setting, and the placement can be reasonably
accommodated.
SUTTON V. UNITED AIRLINES (1999)
The Supreme Court found that determination of disability must include measures that might mitigate a disability, such as,
in this case, eyeglasses for those with visual impairments.
EEOC V. WAFFLE HOUSE, INC. (2002)
The Court ruled that a private arbitration agreement between an individual and that individual’s employer does not prevent the EEOC from filing a court action in its own name and recovering monetary damages for the individual.
LANE V. TENNESSEE (2004)
The Court ruled that courthouses must adhere to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act - which guarantees access
to public facilities and services - and that individuals may sue states for failing to provide access to courts.
SPECTOR V. NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE (2004)
The Supreme Court ruled that foreign run and owned cruise ships serving US ports must comply with the public accommodations requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.
ADA Case Information on the Web
Olmstead Resource Center
www.ilru.org/html/projects/olmstead/index.html
US Supreme Court Homepage
www.supremecourtus.gov
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APPENDIX 9: HOTLINES & TOLL-FREE NUMBERS
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ADVOCACY CENTER
609-292-9742
800-922-7233
SIDS Alliance/First Candle
800-221-7437
PerformCare
877-652-7624
DIVISION OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
800-792-8339
Domestic Violence
800-572-7233
TTY: 888-252-7233
DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES
Family Help Line
800-THE KIDS (800-843-5437)
888-285-3036
Foster Care
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL
800-792-8858
AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CONNECTION
(ADRC)
877-222-3737
NJ DISASTER MENTAL
HEALTH HELPLINE, and
866-294-HELP (4357)
NJ MENTAL HEALTH CARES TTY: 877-294-HELP
(4357)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
(for Veteran’s Crisis Line, press 1)
NJ Hopeline (suicide prevention)
855-654-6735
SENIOR INFORMATION LINE
877-NJ FOSTER (877-653-6783)
Victim of Crime Compensation Office
800-242-0804
Women’s Referral Central
800-322-8092
NJ TASK FORCE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
609-292-0888
Parents Anonymous 800-THE KIDS (800-843-5437)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
AIDS and STD Hotline
800-624-2377
NJ Addictions Hotline
800-238-2333
NJ Connect for Recovery (opiate misuse)
855-652-3737
800-792-8820
SAFE HAVEN FOR INFANTS
Cancer Information
800-422-6237
877-839-2339
Office of the Inspector General- (NJ)
Complaint Hotline
888-937-2835
DIVISION OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
800-792-9773
REVIEWS AND APPEALS
DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
800-382-6717
FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILY SERVICES
877-NJ-FOSTER (1-877-653-6783)
MEDICAID FRAUD AND ABUSE HOTLINE
888-937-2835
NJ FAMILYCARE
800-701-0710
GOOD NEIGHBORS, COMMUNITY LIVING FOR
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
877-DHS-LINE (877-347-5463)
800-792-9770
Health Information (DOH)
800-367-6543
PAAD/Lifeline Program
800-792-9745
HOUSING
Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
800-654-6873
HUD
Support Service Center
800-697-6967
Best Practices Task Force
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Adoption
800-99-ADOPT (800-992-3678)
Child Abuse-Report 877-NJABUSE (877-652-2873)
Division Line
Health Complaint and Reportable
Event Hotline
800-331-3937
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800-800-5029
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
MEDICAID
800-356-1561
MEDICARE
800-633-4227
APPENDIX 10: Accessible Communication
New Jersey Relay
A free service administered by the NJ Board of
Public Utilities (BPU) in collaboration with Sprint,
to ensure equal communication access to telephone
service for people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard-ofhearing, or speech disabled. The service allows
callers to communicate with standard (voice) telephone users through specially trained Relay
Operators (OPR). Dial 711 to use NJ Relay.
COMMUNICATION OPTIONS
AVAILABLE THROUGH NJ RELAY
Text Telephone Relay (TTY)
Allows individuals using a TTY to type their conversation to the OPR, who then reads the typed conversation to a standard telephone user. TTY equipment is also available with braille or large visual displays for individuals who are visually impaired.
internet, using any device equipped with a front facing camera or webcam. The interpreter voices the
signed conversation over the phone – in real time –
to the standard telephone users.
Internet Protocol Relay (IP Relay)
Enables individuals to use any device connected to
the internet to type their conversation to an OPR
who then reads the conversation to a standard telephone user. Spanish translation is also available.
Relay Conference Captioning (RCC)
Enables individuals to participate in meetings,
phone calls, videoconferences and multi-party conference calls using live, real-time text streamed to a
computer connected to the Internet.
Hearing Carry-Over (HCO)
Allows a speech disabled person with hearing capabilities to listen to a standard telephone user and type
his/her conversation to the OPR, who will voice the
message to the standard telephone user.
Captioned Telephones (CapTel), Web CapTel,
Wireless CapTel
Allows users to listen, speak directly to the caller,
and read captions of the caller’s response either
through a captioned telephone device (CapTel), via a
computer with internet access (Web CapTel), or
wirelessly using a mobile device. Spanish translation is available.
Video Relay Service (VRS)
Enables individuals who use sign language to communicate via a certified Video Interpreter via the
For additional information, contact the NJ Division
of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 609-588-2648 or
visit www.njrelay.com.
GLOSSARY
A
Accessible: Usable to an individual with a disability
Accommodation: An adjustment, alteration, or
addition to an environment, a situation, or a piece of
equipment, which enables a person with a disability
to utilize it in a manner equivalent to that of a person
without a disability
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS):
A defect of the immune system caused by the bloodborne HIV virus, causing vulnerability to various
infections, malignancies, and neurological diseases
Addiction: Genetically and/or psychosocially
impaired ability to control the use of a substance,
preoccupation with the substance, distorted perceptions about the substance, and continued use of the
substance despite adverse consequences
Alzheimer’s Disease: Brain disease of unknown
cause in which nerve cells in the brain die, causing
progressive, irreversible deterioration of memory
and other intellectual functions, language skills, and
ability to perform routine tasks
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): A progressive, degenerative disease of the motor neurons of
the central nervous system, causing muscular weakness, atrophy, and spasticity. Ten percent of cases are
genetic, the other ninety percent are of unknown origin
Anorexia Nervosa: Eating disorder primarily characterized by an excessive, voluntary loss of weight
and refusal to maintain minimal normal body weight
Area of Refuge: Designated safe place for a person
with a disability to await assistance during an emergency evacuation of a building or vessel
Arthritis: Disease of the joints and connective tissues, which can have numerous causes, creating
pain, swelling, and limited range of movement
Asperger’s Syndrome: A pervasive developmental
disorder in which the individual often has aboveaverage intellectual ability, but may experience
ongoing difficulties with social interaction, empathy,
logic, and understanding non-verbal cues.
GLOSSARY
Assistive Technology: Equipment or services which
increase, maintain, or improve the functional capability of an individual with a disability
Asthma: Chronic respiratory disorder characterized
by episodes of coughing, wheezing, and difficulty in
breathing because of inflamed and obstructed
bronchial tubes. Among the triggers are allergies,
chemical irritation, and/or emotional stress
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD): Neurological
disorder characterized by distractibility, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, poor attention span,
and impulsiveness
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
Neurological disorder which has the same characteristics as Attention Deficit Disorder, but which also
includes hyperactivity
Autism: Neurological disorder of unknown origin
which generally manifests before the age of 3. Social
and communication skills are impaired, and symptoms such as self-injury, aggression, voluntary repetitive body movements, intense attachment to objects,
and sensory processing difficulties may be present
Autoimmune Disorder: A variety of disorders
which are the result of the body producing an inappropriate immune response against its own tissues.
The causes are generally unknown, but symptoms
can include episodic or chronic inflammation and
pain, as well as tissue and/or organ damage
B
Bi-Polar Disorder: A mental disorder which is
characterized by alternations between manic and
depressive moods with consequent changes in thinking and behavior. Commonly called ManicDepression
Blind: Legal blindness is regarded as visual acuity
of 20/200 or less in the better eye with correction, or
a field of vision no greater than 20 degrees at its
widest point
Bulimia: Eating disorder characterized by episodes
of binge eating, followed by compulsive purging,
usually through vomiting, consumption of laxatives,
and/or excessive exercise
C
Celiac Sprue: A genetic disorder which is characterized by an extreme sensitivity to gluten – the protein in some grains – which can produce damage to
the small intestine. This damage can impair absorption of nutrients, resulting in malnutrition. The disease can be managed by a gluten-free diet
Cerebral Palsy: Injury to the motor areas of the
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brain, at or prior to birth, resulting in a non-progressive impaired ability to control movement and
posture
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Illness of uncertain
cause characterized by fatigue, weakness, malaise,
muscle pain, and lymph node swelling
Congenital: A condition which is present at birth,
but which has a non-hereditary cause
Cognitive Disability: Impaired ability to think, concentrate, reason, and remember
Crohn’s Disease: Condition of unknown origins,
characterized by chronic painful inflammation of the
intestinal tract
Cystic Fibrosis: A hereditary disease which affects
the respiratory system, pancreas, and sweat glands.
It is characterized primarily by the excessive production of thick mucus, which results in chronic respiratory infections and impaired breathing
D
Deaf: Hearing impairment severe enough to prevent,
with or without amplification, the processing of linguistic information. Specifically, a hearing deficiency above 25 db ISO in the 500-2000 frequency Hz
range unaided in the better ear
Developmental Disability: Permanent cognitive
and/or physical impairment, which occurs before the
age of 22, and which substantially limits the individual in three or more major life activities
Diabetes: Condition characterized by abnormal
blood sugar levels resulting from impaired functioning of the pancreas
Disability: A physical or mental impairment that
substantially limits a major life activity, such as
walking, talking, seeing, hearing, caring for oneself,
breathing, learning, or working
Down Syndrome: Congenital disorder caused by an
extra 21st chromosome, which causes intellectual
developmental disabilities and distinctive physical
characteristics
Dwarfism: Short stature, resulting from a genetic or
medical condition. It is generally defined as an adult
height of 4 feet ten inches or less. A common term
for an individual with dwarfism is “little person”
E
Eating Disorder: Psychological disorder characterized by a distorted body image and a dysfunctional
relationship with food, often resulting from feelings
of low self-worth and powerlessness. The individual
may overeat, undereat, and/or purge in an effort to
self-soothe and to control body shape
GLOSSARY
Emphysema: Disease of the lungs, characterized
primarily by labored and inefficient breathing, in
which the air sacs (alveoli) become distended and
therefore limited in their functioning
Epilepsy: Chronic condition produced by temporary
changes in the electrical functioning of the brain,
characterized by recurrent brief episodes of convulsive movements, alterations in consciousness, and/or
sensory phenomena
F
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A preventable
set of physical, craniofacial, mental, and neurobehavioral impairments associated with alcohol consumption by the mother during pregnancy
Fibromyalgia: Disease of unknown origin characterized by the persistent presence of non-physically
damaging pain that moves throughout the muscles,
joints, ligaments, and tendons of the body
G
Genetic Disorder: A pathological condition resulting from a defective inherited gene
H
Hemiplegia: Paralysis of one side of the body
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Virus
which can damage the immune system and lead to
AIDS
Huntington’s Disease: Genetic disease which causes a pre-programmed degeneration of brain cells.
Initial symptoms, usually appearing in young to
mid-adulthood, include mood swings, forgetfulness,
and lack of coordination. They are followed by
involuntary movements, deterioration of swallowing
and speaking ability, and loss of cognitive ability
I
Intellectual Disability: A developmental disability
which is characterized by below-normal intellectual/cognitive functioning, causing impairment in
learning, social adjustment, maturation, and acquisition of life skills.
L
Learning Disability: A group of disorders which
includes such conditions as dyslexia, developmental
aphasia, perceptual disabilities, brain injury, and
minimal brain dysfunction, which may disrupt the
process of listening, speaking, reading, writing,
spelling, or doing mathematical calculations
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Lupus: Chronic, progressive disease of unknown
cause, which is primarily characterized by scaling
and ulceration of the skin. In about 10% of affected
individuals, symptoms may also include inflammation of the joints and mucous membranes and disruption of kidney and nervous system function
M
Medigap: Insurance which supplements Medicare
benefits by paying some of the costs and covering
some of the services not covered by Medicare
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Condition marked
by a variety of symptoms, such as respiratory distress, migraines, nausea, fatigue, irritation of the
mucous membranes and/or skin, cognitive difficulties, and/or disordered sleep. The onset generally
occurs in response to a major or chronic chemical
exposure, then broadens to include sensitivity to
common chemicals and irritants found throughout
the individual’s environment
Multiple Sclerosis: Disease of the central nervous
system which generally has its onset in young to
mid-adulthood. Degradation of the sheaths of nerves
causes relapses and remissions of weakness, pain,
and/or numbness in the limbs, disrupted vision, and
urinary tract dysfunction. It’s cause is unknown
Muscular Dystrophy: Group of genetic diseases
characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement
O
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Psychological
condition, which may have a neurological basis,
characterized by repetitive ideas or impulses which
may be unwanted, irrational, and performed against
the person’s wishes
P
Paraplegia: Paralysis of the legs and the lower trunk
Parkinson’s Disease: Chronic disease of the central
nervous system characterized by tremors, muscular
weakness and rigidity, and an unsteady gait.
Symptoms are caused by a deficiency of the brain
chemical dopamine, but the cause of the deterioration of the dopamine-producing nerve cells is
unknown
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD):
Umbrella term for five neurological disorders Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Childhood
Disintegrative Disorder, Rett’s Syndrome, and PDDNot Otherwise Specified, all of which impair social
and communication skills
GLOSSARY
Post-Polio Syndrome: Array of possible symptoms
which occur in about 25% of individuals who have
been infected with polio. These symptoms generally
manifest 20 to 40 years after the onset of the infection and after a recovery period of at least 10 years,
and may include muscle pain, weakness, tics, respiratory difficulties, disordered sleep, gastrointestinal
and/or swallowing problems, neuropathy, arthritis,
scoliosis, and osteoporosis
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Psychological
condition which develops in response to an overwhelmingly traumatic event which is generally outside the range of usual human experience.
Symptoms can include flashbacks, fear of dying,
rage, and panic attacks
Q
Quadriplegia: Paralysis of all four limbs and the
trunk. Also called tetraplegia
R
Reasonable Accommodation: Modification or
adjustment to a job application process or work environment which allows a person with a disability to
enjoy the same benefits and opportunities enjoyed by
similarly situated people without disabilities
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD): Chronic
nerve disorder that generally has its onset in the body
at the site of an injury, and which often spreads to
other areas of the body. Characterized by burning
pain, extreme sensitivity to touch, tissue swelling,
and pathological changes in bone and skin
S
Schizophrenia: Brain disease of unknown cause
which typically has its onset in adolescence or young
adulthood. Characterized by thought disorders, delusions, and hallucinations. An affected individual may
experience excessive or lack of emotional expression, as well as paranoia and disrupted interpersonal
relationships. Symptoms can in some cases be managed by medication and supportive counseling
Scleroderma: Disease of unknown cause in which
the dermis layer of the skin is replaced by collagen,
causing toughness and discomfort. This process can
also involve the heart, lungs, kidneys, and intestinal
tract, interfering with the functioning of these organs
Self-Determination: The entitlement of individuals
with disabilities to control their own lives, pursue
self-defined goals, and participate fully in society
Service Animal: Animal trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability
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Sickle Cell Anemia: A genetic disorder of the
blood, characterized by red blood cells that assume
an abnormal rigid sickle cell shape. This decreases
the cells’ functionality, resulting in a variety of complications, such as anemia, pain, and frequent infections
Speech to Speech (STS): Telephone relay service
mandated by the Federal Communications
Commission, which provides translation for individuals with speech disabilities. A communication
assistant, specially trained to understand the speech
of people with a wide variety of speech disabilities,
listens to the speaker who has the speech disability
and restates verbatim to a third party what that person has said
Spina Bifida: Congenital condition caused by the
failure of the spine to close properly during the first
month of pregnancy. This may result in mobility
impairment, bladder/bowel problems, and/or hydrocephalis
Spinal Cord Injury: Damage to the spinal cord,
which results in temporary or permanent loss of sensation, motor control, and/or bladder and bowel
control
Stroke: Sudden neurological impairment caused by
a hemorrhage or blood clot in the brain. Temporary
or permanent loss of vision, speech, mobility, and/or
consciousness may result
T
Tourette Syndrome: A disorder of the nervous system which may cause “tics,” which are repetitive
involuntary movements and vocalizations. Tics can
vary in severity, frequency, and type, and can be
intensified by physiological and emotional stressors.
Some individuals with this condition may also have
other symptoms, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorder, and attention deficit disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury: Injury to the brain which
may impair cognitive or physical functioning, disturb behavior or moods, and/or produce an altered
state of consciousness
Triplegia: Paralysis of three limbs
V
Visually Impaired: Vision which is no better than
20/70 with correction, but not worse than 20/200
with correction. To have less visual acuity than
20/200 with correction constitutes legal blindness
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
ACLU
ADA
ADD
ADHD
ADL
ADRC
AHCPR
AIDS
ALS
APS
BSS
CAP
CBVI
CDCP
CHLP
CIL
CMS
CNA
COMHCO
COSAC
CP
DD
DDD
DDS
DHS
DHSS
DOJ
DRNJ
DVRS
DYFS
EEOC
FCC
HI
HIPAA
HIV
HRFA
HUD
IDEA
IEP
IHP
JTPA
LAD
MD
MDA
American Civil Liberties Union
Americans with Disabilities Act
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Activities of Daily Living
Aging and Disability Resource Connection
Agency for Health Care Policy and
Research
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Adult Protective Services
Board of Social Services
Consumer Assistance Program
Commission for the Blind and Visually
Impaired (NJ)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Community Health Law Project
Center for Independent Living
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Certified Nursing Assistant
Coalition of Mental Health Consumers
Organizations
Center for Outreach and Services for
the Autism Community, Inc.
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Disability
Division of Developmental Disabilities
(NJ)
Division of Disability Services (NJ)
Department of Human Services (NJ)
Department of Health and Senior Services
Department of Justice
Disability Rights New Jersey
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Services (NJ)
Division of Youth and Family Services
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (US)
Federal Communications Commission
Hearing Impaired
Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Health Resources and Services
Administration (US)
Department of Housing and Urban
Development (US)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Individual Education Plan
Individual Habilitation Plan
Job Training Partnership Act
Law Against Discrimination (NJ)
Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy Association
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MS
NAMI
NI
NICHCY
NJCFSA
NOS
OCD
OIG
OPRA
OT
PAAD
PAIMI
PAIR
PAP
PASP
PASS
PCA
PDD
PRO
PT
PTSD
RHHI
REIC
RSD
SCAHS
SCI
SCORE
SHIP
SILC
SNAP
SPAN
SSA
SSDI
SSI
STS
TARP
TBI
TDD
TT
TTY
UAP
UCPA
VA
VI
VP
WIC
Multiple Sclerosis
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Neurologically Impaired
National Information Center for
Children and Youth with Disabilities
New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Association
Not Otherwise Specified
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Office of the Inspector General (US)
Open Public Records Act
Occupational Therapy
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged
and Disabled (NJ)
Protection and Advocacy for Individuals
with Mental Illness
Protection and Advocacy for Individual
Rights
Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
Personal Assistance Services Program
Social Security Administration Plan to
Achieve Self-Support
Personal Care Attendant
Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Peer Review Organization
Physical Therapy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Regional Home Health Intermediary
Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy
Special Child and Adult Health Services
(NJ)
Spinal Cord Injury
Service Core of Retired Executives
State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Statewide Independent Living Council
Special Needs Advocate for Parents
Statewide Parents Advocacy Network
Social Security Administration
Social Security Disability Income
Supplemental Security Income
Speech To Speech
Technology Assistive Resource Program
Traumatic Brain Injury
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
Text Telephone
Teletypewriter
University Affiliated Program
United Cerebral Palsy Association
Veterans’ Administration
Visually Impaired
Video Phone
Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women, Infants, and Children
INDEX
A
Abuse...............................................................................................................................................................19, 55, 63
Access-A-Ride MTA.......................................................................................................................................53
Access Link .....................................................................................................................................................53
ACCESS NJ/CNA ..........................................................................................................................................31
ADA See: Americans with Disabilities Act ....................................................................................................34, 36, 62
ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) ......................................................................27
ADD/ADHD....................................................................................................................................................33
Addictions .......................................................................................................................................................8, 33, 58, 63
Adjutant General, Office of the ......................................................................................................................14
Adoption/Foster Care .....................................................................................................................................55, 63
ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center).............................................................................................19
Adult Protective Services ................................................................................................................................19
Advancing Opportunities (formerly Cerebral Palsy of NJ) ...........................................................................22, 32
Advocacy ........................................................................................................................................................4, 5, 14, 27-30, 36, 52, 63
Advocacy, Office of .......................................................................................................................................13
Aging, County Offices on ...............................................................................................................................19
Aging Services, Division of ...........................................................................................................................6, 19
Agriculture, Department of .............................................................................................................................3
AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP) ....................................................................................................9
AIDS/HIV .......................................................................................................................................................9, 20, 40, 63
Air Carriers Access Act ..................................................................................................................................35, 61
AL-ANON.......................................................................................................................................................58
Alcoholics Anonymous ...................................................................................................................................58
Alexander Graham Bell Association...............................................................................................................23, 32
Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD)................................................................21, 22
Alliance Center for Independence .................................................................................................................18
ALS See: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ......................................................................................................20, 32
Alzheimer’s Association, The ........................................................................................................................20
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities..........................................................32
American Association of Late Deafened Adults.............................................................................................23
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association ..................................................................................20
American Cancer Society................................................................................................................................21, 32
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) .......................................................................................................29
American Diabetes Association ......................................................................................................................23
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) .........................................................................................................34, 36, 62
American Foundation for the Blind ................................................................................................................32
American Heart Association ...........................................................................................................................22
American Lung Association............................................................................................................................25
American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse ...................................................................................................26
American Stroke Association .........................................................................................................................26, 32
American Tinnitus Association .......................................................................................................................32
Amerigroup .....................................................................................................................................................39
Amputee Coalition of America .......................................................................................................................32
Amtrak, Office of Amtrak Access...................................................................................................................53
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ............................................................................................................20, 32
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association....................................................................................................32
Arc, The...........................................................................................................................................................22
Arc of New Jersey ...........................................................................................................................................22
Arthritis Foundation .......................................................................................................................................20
Arthritis National Research Foundation .........................................................................................................32
Arts ..................................................................................................................................................................31
Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN) ......................................................................................20
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Assistance Dogs International, Inc. ...............................................................................................................27
Assistive Technology .....................................................................................................................................32
Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) ............................................................................................4, 32, 63
Advocates for Children of New Jersey ...........................................................................................................29
Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) ..............................................................................................23
ASAH ..............................................................................................................................................................31
Association for Special Children and Families...............................................................................................29
ATAC (Assistive Technology Advocacy Center) ...........................................................................................4, 32
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) ...............................................................................................................33
Attorney General, Office of the ......................................................................................................................14
Audient ............................................................................................................................................................32
Autism .............................................................................................................................................................20
Autism New Jersey (formerly COSAC) .......................................................................................................20
Autism Family Services of New Jersey ........................................................................................................20
Autoimmune Disorders .................................................................................................................................20
Auto Insurance Assistance .............................................................................................................................43
Auto Immune Disorders..................................................................................................................................20
B
Back in Action (Assistive Devices Recycling Center)....................................................................................31
Banking and Insurance, Department of .........................................................................................................3
Barrier Free Sub-Code ....................................................................................................................................10
Benefits To Work ............................................................................................................................................48
Better Hearing Institute ...................................................................................................................................23, 333
Blind/Visually Impaired ..................................................................................................................................6, 21, 32-34, 47
Boards of Social Service ................................................................................................................................17
Boggs Center See: Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities ...........................................5
Brain Injury Association of America ..............................................................................................................33
Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey...............................................................................................................24
Burn Association of America ..........................................................................................................................33
Business Resources .........................................................................................................................................48
C
Camden City Independent Living Center .......................................................................................................18
Cancer..............................................................................................................................................................21, 32, 63
Canine Companions for Independence ..........................................................................................................31
Canine Hearing Companions, Inc. ..................................................................................................................31
Canine Partners for Life .................................................................................................................................31
CAP (Client Assistance Program) ..................................................................................................................4
Cardiac .........................................................................................................................................................22
Caregiving ......................................................................................................................................................51-52
Cash and Counseling See: Personal Preference Program ..........................................................................2, 51
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund..................................................................................................42
CBVI See: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.......................................................................6, 47
Celiac Sprue Association ...............................................................................................................................33
Center for Disease Control and Prevention ...................................................................................................38
Center for Health Statistics ............................................................................................................................9
Centers for Independent Living .....................................................................................................................18
Center for Independent Living of South Jersey, Inc. .....................................................................................18
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ....................................................................................38
Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association ..........................................................................................................26
Central Registry of Offenders .........................................................................................................................8
Cerebral Palsy ................................................................................................................................................21
Cerebral Palsy League ...................................................................................................................................21
Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey See: Advancing Opportunities .....................................................................22, 32
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Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey........................................................................................................................21
Charity Care ...................................................................................................................................................40
Child Abuse Prevention, Office of ..................................................................................................................54
Child Abuse Report Hotline ..........................................................................................................................55, 63
Child Care Helpline .......................................................................................................................................54
Child Care Resource and Referral Centers .....................................................................................................54
Child Study Teams .........................................................................................................................................45
Children’s System of Care (formerly Division of Child Behavioral Health) .................................................13
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) ...................................................................33
Children and Families, Department of ...........................................................................................................3, 13
Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center ..................................................................................26
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America (Solve ME/CFS) ................33
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome .............................................................................................................................22, 33
Chronic Pain ...................................................................................................................................................27
Civil Rights, Division on.................................................................................................................................14, 30, 36
Civil Rights, Office on ...................................................................................................................................38
Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organizations (COMHCO)..............................................................24
Codes and Standards, Division of ..................................................................................................................10
Cognitive Disability ........................................................................................................................................7, 13, 22
Colitis See: Crohn’s Disease ........................................................................................................................22
Comfort Partners (See weatherization) ...........................................................................................................42
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) .............................................................................6, 47
Community Access Unlimited ........................................................................................................................22
Community Affairs, Department of ................................................................................................................3, 10, 49
Community Discharge Initiative .....................................................................................................................2
Community Health Law Project .....................................................................................................................30
Community Justice Center ............................................................................................................................29
Community Options, Inc. ...............................................................................................................................22
Community Services Block Grant ..................................................................................................................50
Consumer Affairs, Division of .......................................................................................................................14
Corrections, Department of.............................................................................................................................3
Corrections Ombudsman, Office of the .........................................................................................................15
County Boards of Social Service ....................................................................................................................17
County Offices on Aging ...............................................................................................................................19
County Offices of Disability Services ...........................................................................................................16-17
County Para-Transportation ............................................................................................................................53
Crisis Intervention ..........................................................................................................................................17
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America ...................................................................................................21
Cross Disability ...............................................................................................................................................22
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation .............................................................................................................................23, 33
D
Danielle’s Law ...............................................................................................................................................35
DAWN, Inc......................................................................................................................................................18
DD Council (See: New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities) .....................................................4, 63
DDD (See: Division of Developmental Disabilities) ...................................................................................7
Deaf-Blind (See: Sensory Impairments).....................................................................................................25
Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Division of the.....................................................................................................7, 63
Deaf/Hearing Impaired....................................................................................................................................7, 23, 33, 63
Delta Society (see Pet Partners) ......................................................................................................................31
Dental Assistance ...........................................................................................................................................37-38
Dental Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities ...........................................................................38
Dental Provider Database ...............................................................................................................................38
Developmental Disabilities, Division of (DDD).............................................................................................7
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Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 ........................................................34
Diabetes ...........................................................................................................................................................23
DIAL, Inc. .......................................................................................................................................................18
Disabilities Management, Office of ...............................................................................................................15
Disability Determinations ..............................................................................................................................12
Disability Employment Policy, Office of (ODEP) .........................................................................................32
Disability Health and Wellness Initiative .......................................................................................................2
Disability Preparedness Resource Center ......................................................................................................59
Disability Rights New Jersey (formerly New Jersey Protection and Advocacy) ..........................................4, 30
Disability Services, Division of .....................................................................................................................1-2, 8
Disability Social History Project.....................................................................................................................26
Disaster Mental Health Helpline ...................................................................................................................63
Disaster Preparedness......................................................................................................................................59-60
Dollar-A-Day Car Insurance .........................................................................................................................43
Domestic Violence Hotline ............................................................................................................................13, 63
Dental Lifeline Network (Formerly Donated Dental Services) ....................................................................37
Down Syndrome .............................................................................................................................................23
DVRS See: Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Division of .........................................................................12, 46-47
Dwarfism ........................................................................................................................................................23
DYFS, See: Division of Child Protection and Permanency............................................................................13, 63
Dyslexia (See learning Disabilities)................................................................................................................24
E
Early Intervention Services ............................................................................................................................9, 37, 44
Easter Seals National Headquarters ................................................................................................................33
Easter Seals Society of New Jersey ...............................................................................................................22
Eating Disorders Association of New Jersey ..................................................................................................23
Education, Department of ...............................................................................................................................3, 11
Education Law Center.....................................................................................................................................29
EEOC See: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission .........................................................................36
Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities ..........................................................................5, 22
Emergency Management, Office of ...............................................................................................................3
Emphysema See: Respiratory Disease..........................................................................................................25
Employment ....................................................................................................................................................12, 46-49
Employment First Toolkit ...............................................................................................................................47
Environmental Protection, Department of .....................................................................................................3
Epilepsy ...........................................................................................................................................................24, 33
Epilepsy Foundation of America..................................................................................................................... 33
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey................................................................................................................24
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)..................................................................................36
F
Fair Housing Act ............................................................................................................................................34, 36
Fair Housing Best Practices Task Force ........................................................................................................63
Family Care .....................................................................................................................................................39, 63
Family Development, Division of ...................................................................................................................8, 63
Family Health Services, Division of ..............................................................................................................9, 37
Family Helpline ..............................................................................................................................................63
Family Resource Network ............................................................................................................................29
Family Support................................................................................................................................................29
Family Support Act ........................................................................................................................................35
Family Support Center ....................................................................................................................................29
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)..........................................................................................................61
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)................................................................................................36
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) .......................................................................................60
Federal Government Contacts.........................................................................................................................38
Federally Qualified Health Centers ................................................................................................................40
Fibromyalgia (see arthritis) ............................................................................................................................20
Financial Assistance ........................................................................................................................................42-43
NJFindARide ..................................................................................................................................................53
Fire Safety, Division of ...................................................................................................................................10, 60
Food Addicts Anonymous ..............................................................................................................................23
Food Pantries ..................................................................................................................................................43
Food Stamps (SNAP; See county Board of Social Services) .........................................................................17
Foster Care ......................................................................................................................................................63
Fragile X-Syndrome .......................................................................................................................................33
Fraud................................................................................................................................................................63
G
Gamblers Anonymous ....................................................................................................................................57
Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy Association) .................................................................21
Good Neighbors .............................................................................................................................................6
Governor, Office of the ..................................................................................................................................3
Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse .............................................................................58
Greyhound Travel Assistance Line .................................................................................................................53
H
HCCAP (Healthcare Consumer Assistance Program) ...................................................................................4
Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury ...............................................................................................................1-2, 24, 33
Head Start .......................................................................................................................................................45
Health Care Facility Consumer Complaint Hotline .......................................................................................9, 63
Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing, Division of ...............................................................................9
Health Information .........................................................................................................................................63
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ....................................................................35
Health Link (NJ) .............................................................................................................................................38
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)................................................................................38
Health , Department of....................................................................................................................................3, 9
Health and Wellness for People with Disabilities .........................................................................................2, 41, 63
Hearing Impaired ..........................................................................................................................................7, 22, 33, 64
Hearing Loss Association of America, New Jersey State Association ..........................................................23
Heart Disease ..................................................................................................................................................22
Heightened Independence & Progress (HIP)..................................................................................................18
Hepatitis Foundation International..................................................................................................................24
Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)............................................................................45
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) ....................................................................35
HIV/AIDS .......................................................................................................................................................9, 20, 40, 63
HIV/AIDS Services, Division of.....................................................................................................................9
Home Care Associations ................................................................................................................................51
Home and Community Services, Office of ....................................................................................................1
Homeownership Preservation Effort (HOPE) ................................................................................................50
Homeland Security, Department of.................................................................................................................60
Homelessness Prevention Program ................................................................................................................50
Homeless Shelter Program..............................................................................................................................17
Homestead Rebate Hotlines ..........................................................................................................................15
Horizon NJ Health .........................................................................................................................................39
Hospice ...........................................................................................................................................................38
Hotlines/Helplines ...........................................................................................................................................13, 63
Housing Information Line...............................................................................................................................10, 50, 63
Housing Authority Offices .............................................................................................................................50
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Housing, Division of ......................................................................................................................................10, 50
Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA, NJHMFA) .......................................................................50, 63
HUD (Housing and Urban Development, Department of) ..........................................................................36, 50, 63
Human Services, Department of ....................................................................................................................3, 6, 7, 8
Huntington’s Disease Society of America ......................................................................................................24
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation ............................................................................................................................20
I
I Choose Home New Jersey (Money Follows the Person) .............................................................................2
IDEA See: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ..............................................................................34, 36
Inclusive Education ........................................................................................................................................44
Independent Living Centers See: Centers for Independent Living ..............................................................18
ndependent Living USA..................................................................................................................................27
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ....................................................................................34, 36
Information and Assistance Services, Office of .............................................................................................1
Inspector General, Office of the .....................................................................................................................38, 63
Institute on Disability Culture.........................................................................................................................28
Intellectual Disability .....................................................................................................................................7, 22, 32
International Dyslexia Association .................................................................................................................24
International Paralympic Committee ..............................................................................................................28
Internet Resources ...........................................................................................................................................27-28
J
Job Accommodation Network.........................................................................................................................33
Joseph Kohn Rehabilitation Center ................................................................................................................6
Justice, Department of.....................................................................................................................................36
K
Katzenbach School for the Deaf ....................................................................................................................11
Kinship Navigator ...........................................................................................................................................54
L
Labor and Workforce Development, Department of.......................................................................................3, 12
LAD See: New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ...................................................................................35, 58
LADACIN Network ........................................................................................................................................21
Late-Deafened Adults, Association of (ALDA)..............................................................................................23
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center..............................................................................................33
Law and Public Safety, Department of ..........................................................................................................3, 14
Laws and Rights..............................................................................................................................................34-35
Learning Ally ..................................................................................................................................................34
Learning Disabilities .......................................................................................................................................24, 33
Learning Disabilities Association of America ................................................................................................24, 33
Learning Resource Centers .............................................................................................................................11, 45
Legal Assistance .............................................................................................................................................4, 14, 29, 36
Legal Services of New Jersey ........................................................................................................................28
Legislative Services, Office of .......................................................................................................................3
Libraries ..........................................................................................................................................................34
Lifeline Utility Assistance Program................................................................................................................6, 43
Little People of America ................................................................................................................................23
LogistiCare ......................................................................................................................................................39
Long Term Care Ombudsman .........................................................................................................................38
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) ..........................................................................43
Lupus Foundation of America.........................................................................................................................24
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M
Managed Care .................................................................................................................................................39
Managed Long Term Supports and Services (MLTSS) ..................................................................................8
Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf .........................................................................................................11
Maternal and Child Health Services ..............................................................................................................37
Medicaid..........................................................................................................................................................39, 63
Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Hotline ...............................................................................................................39, 63
Medicaid Waivers ...........................................................................................................................................1, 39, 8
Medical Assistance Customer Centers (MACC) ...........................................................................................39
Medical Assistance and Health Services, Division of ..................................................................................8, 39
Medicare .........................................................................................................................................................38, 62, 63
Mental Health .................................................................................................................................................8, 24, 33, 35, 40, 63
Mental Health America ..................................................................................................................................33
Mental Health and Addiction Services, Division of ......................................................................................8
Mental Health Association in New Jersey ......................................................................................................24
Mental Health Parity Act ...............................................................................................................................35
Military and Veteran’s Affairs, Department of ...............................................................................................3, 14
Minority and Multicultural Health, Office of .................................................................................................9
MLTSS (Managed Long Term Supports and Services) ..................................................................................8
MOCEANS Center for Independent Living ...................................................................................................18
Mom2Mom helpline........................................................................................................................................51
Money Follows the Person (I Choose Home New Jersey) ...........................................................................2
Motorized Wheelchair Lemon Law ...............................................................................................................14, 34
Motor Vehicles (New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission) ............................................................................40, 56
MTA (New York Transportation) ..................................................................................................................53
Multiple Sclerosis............................................................................................................................................25, 33
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) ....................................................................................25
Multiple Sclerosis Society ..............................................................................................................................25
Muscular Dystrophy Association ..................................................................................................................25, 33
N
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) ...............................................................................................24
NAR-ANON ...................................................................................................................................................58
Narcotics Anonymous ....................................................................................................................................58
National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center ........................................................................58
National Association of the Deaf ....................................................................................................................33
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.........................................................33
National Autism Center...................................................................................................................................33
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence ...............................................................................33
National Council on Disability ......................................................................................................................28
National Down Syndrome Society..................................................................................................................33
National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) ..........................................................................31
National Federation of the Blind ...................................................................................................................22
National Fragile X Foundation .......................................................................................................................33
National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped...........................................................33
National Multiple Sclerosis Society................................................................................................................33
National Organization on Disability (NOD) ..................................................................................................28
National Organization for Rare Disorders ......................................................................................................33
National Resources..........................................................................................................................................32-33
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) ........................................................................................33
Neuromuscular and ALS Center .....................................................................................................................20
Newborn Screening and Genetic Services ......................................................................................................9, 37
New Eyes For The Needy ...............................................................................................................................38
New Jersey American Parkinson Disease Association ..................................................................................25
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New Jersey Association of Community Providers, Inc. .................................................................................31
New Jersey Association of the Deaf, Inc. (NJAD) .........................................................................................23
New Jersey Association of the Deaf-Blind (EVERAS)..................................................................................25
New Jersey Association for Persons in Supported Employment (NJAPSE) .................................................31
New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome ....................................................................................................26
New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association (NJCFSA), Inc.............................................................22
New Jersey Commission on Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NJID).........................................31
New Jersey Council of the Blind ....................................................................................................................21
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (DD Council) ..............................................................4, 63
New Jersey Foundation for the Blind .............................................................................................................21
New Jersey Health Link ..................................................................................................................................38
New Jersey Homeland Security ......................................................................................................................3, 60
New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization...................................................................................38
New Jersey Hospital Association ...................................................................................................................52
New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) ......................................................................................35, 58
New Jersey Lifeline.........................................................................................................................................6, 48
New Jersey Polio Network..............................................................................................................................25
New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc. See: Disability Rights New Jersey ...........................................4, 3
New Jersey Relay ............................................................................................................................................64
New Jersey State Parent Information and Resource Center ...........................................................................54
New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project .................................................................................................................29
New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse ..................................................................................................26, 30
New Jersey Shares...........................................................................................................................................43
New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association ......................................................................................25
New Jersey State Bar Association ..................................................................................................................29
New Jersey State Library ...............................................................................................................................34
New Jersey Stroke Activity Center, Inc. .........................................................................................................26
New Jersey Subsidized Adoption Program .....................................................................................................56
New Jersey’s Specialized Child Study Team ..................................................................................................45
Nicotine Anonymous.......................................................................................................................................58
North West Jersey Association for the Deaf (NWJAD)..................................................................................23
NJ Addictions Hotline ....................................................................................................................................6, 58, 63
NJ AIDS/STD Hotline ....................................................................................................................................9, 63
NJ Association of the Deaf (NJAD) ...............................................................................................................23
NJ DiscoverAbility ........................................................................................................................................2
NJ FindARide..................................................................................................................................................53
NJ Helps ..........................................................................................................................................................17
NJ Housing Resource Center ..........................................................................................................................50
NJ Mental Health Cares ..................................................................................................................................6, 8, 63
NJ Shares.........................................................................................................................................................43
NJ Sharing Network........................................................................................................................................26
NJ State Library Talking Book and Braille Center.........................................................................................34
NJ Transit .......................................................................................................................................................53
NJ WINS .........................................................................................................................................................49
NJ WorkAbility ..............................................................................................................................................2, 49
ADA Information Line....................................................................................................................................36
O
Older Americans Act .....................................................................................................................................35
Olmstead Decision ..........................................................................................................................................62
Ombudsman, Long Term Care ........................................................................................................................38
Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly, Office of the...........................................................................15
One-Stop Career Centers ...............................................................................................................................47
Open Public Records Act (OPRA) ...............................................................................................................35
Oxygen Emblems ............................................................................................................................................60
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P
PAAD See: Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled .............................................................6, 40, 63
PAAT (Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology) .........................................................................4
PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) ..................................................................................19
PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) ........................................................4
PABSS (Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security) ......................................................4
PABTI (Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury) .....................................................................4
PADD (Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) ........................................4
PAGE (Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric)..........................................................................................42
PAIR (Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights) .................................................................................4
PAVA (Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access) ......................................................................................4
Paralyzed Veterans of America .......................................................................................................................33
Para-Transit See: County Para-Transportation ............................................................................................52
Parent Link (NJ)..............................................................................................................................................53
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) .......................................................................28
Parent Information and Resource Center (NJPIRC) .....................................................................................54
Parents Anonymous.........................................................................................................................................63
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) .............................................................................................................20
Parking Laws...................................................................................................................................................56
Parkinson’s Disease ........................................................................................................................................25
Partners In Policymaking ................................................................................................................................4
PASP See: Personal Assistance Services Program ......................................................................................2, 51
PASS See: Plan to Achieve Self-Support......................................................................................................48
Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center ..................................................................................21
PCA See: Personal Care Assistant ...............................................................................................................1, 51
People First Language ....................................................................................................................................57
PerformCare ..................................................................................................................................................13, 54, 63
Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP) ..............................................................................................2, 51
Personal Care Assistance (PCA) .....................................................................................................................1, 51
Personal Preference Program .........................................................................................................................2, 51
Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society) .............................................................................................................31
Pervasive Developmental Disorder See: Autism ..........................................................................................20
Pharmaceutical Assistance .............................................................................................................................6, 40, 63
Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) ...................................................................6, 40, 63
Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) .............................................................................................................48
Polio/Post-Polio...............................................................................................................................................25
Progressive Center for Independent Living (PCIL) ........................................................................................18
Project Child Find ...........................................................................................................................................45
Property Tax Reimbursement Program .........................................................................................................15
Public Utilities, Board of ...............................................................................................................................42
R
Railroad Retirement Board .............................................................................................................................38
Rare Disorders (National Organization of) ....................................................................................................33
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D) ...........................................................................................34
Recreation........................................................................................................................................................10, 31
Red Cross .......................................................................................................................................................60
Reduced Fair Program, New Jersey Transit ...................................................................................................53
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association ..................................................................................33
Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (REIC).........................................................................................44
Regulatory Affairs, Office of .........................................................................................................................10
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ..............................................................................................................................34, 36
Rehabilitation Technology Services ...............................................................................................................32
Rental Assistance ..........................................................................................................................................50
Residential Disability and Oxygen Emblems Program ..................................................................................60
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Resources for Independent Living (RIL) ........................................................................................................18
Respiratory Disease ........................................................................................................................................25
Rewarding Work ............................................................................................................................................52
RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)...........................................................................................................33
Rx4NJ .............................................................................................................................................................40
S
Safe Haven for Infants ...................................................................................................................................54, 63
Sandy Relief Modular Ramp Program............................................................................................................2
SCCAT (Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training) ...............................................................................40
Scleroderma Foundation .................................................................................................................................25
Secretary of State, Department of the.............................................................................................................3
Section 8 Housing Voucher Program ..............................................................................................................50
Seeing Eye, Inc. .............................................................................................................................................31
Self Advocacy ................................................................................................................................................5, 29
Self-Employment Initiative .............................................................................................................................48
Self Help Clearinghouse .................................................................................................................................26
Senior Freeze...................................................................................................................................................43
Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program .................................................................................................6, 40
Senior Information Line ...............................................................................................................................6, 63
Senior Services, Offices of .............................................................................................................................19
Sensory Impairments.......................................................................................................................................25
SEPTA (Pennsylvania Transportation) .........................................................................................................53
Service Animals ..............................................................................................................................................27, 31, 58, 61
Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)................................................................................................48
SHIP See: State Health Insurance Program .................................................................................................6, 38
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America ..................................................................................................25
SIDS Alliance .................................................................................................................................................63
Small Business Development Center .............................................................................................................48
Snow Removal Act..........................................................................................................................................34
Social Security Administration .......................................................................................................................42, 48, 49
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) .................................................................................................42
Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality (SATH) ................................................................................28
Society for Disability Studies .........................................................................................................................28, 33
SPAN See: Statewide Parent Advocacy Network ........................................................................................22, 29
Special Child Health Early Intervention Services (SCHS) ............................................................................9, 37
See Also: SCHS Case Management Units......................................................................................................37
Special Education Programs, Office of...........................................................................................................11, 45
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of ..............................................................................35
Special Needs Registry ...................................................................................................................................3, 60
Special Olympics ..........................................................................................................................................31
Spectrum for Living ........................................................................................................................................22
Spina Bifida Resource Network ....................................................................................................................26
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).................................................................................................................................26, 33
Sports...............................................................................................................................................................28, 31
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) .................................................................................................42, 48, 49
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) .............................................................................................................42, 48, 49
State Assessments, Office of ..........................................................................................................................11
State, Secretary of ..........................................................................................................................................3
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) ........................................................................................................38
State Insurance Department ...........................................................................................................................38
State Medical Assistance Office ..................................................................................................................38
State Parent Information and Resource Center...............................................................................................54
State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP).......................................................................................................50
State Temporary Disability Benefits ...............................................................................................................12
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State Treasurer, Office of the .........................................................................................................................15
Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training (SCCAT) ...............................................................................40
Statewide Food Pantries ..................................................................................................................................43
Statewide Family Centered HIV Care Network .............................................................................................9
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) .............................................................................................18
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) ................................................................................................22, 29
Stroke/CVA .....................................................................................................................................................26
Student Services, Division of .........................................................................................................................11
Substance Abuse See: Addictions ................................................................................................................6, 8, 33, 58, 63
Substance Abuse Hotline ...............................................................................................................................63
Suicide Hotline................................................................................................................................................17
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)..............................................................................................................42, 48, 49
Support Groups See: New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse .............................................................26, 30
T
Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect ........................................................................................................54, 63
Taxation, Division of ......................................................................................................................................15
TBI Fund .........................................................................................................................................................1
TBI Waiver See: Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver..........................................................................................1
Technology Lending Center ...........................................................................................................................32
Telecommunications Relay Services...............................................................................................................36
Telephone Assistance ......................................................................................................................................43
Temporary Disability Benefits .......................................................................................................................12
Ticket to Work.................................................................................................................................................48, 49
Top Soccer.......................................................................................................................................................31
Total Living Center, Inc. (TLC) ......................................................................................................................18
Tourette Syndrome ..........................................................................................................................................26
Transportation, Department of .......................................................................................................................3
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)...............................................................................................61
Traumatic Brain Injury See: Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury..............................................................1, 4, 24, 32
Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council ......................................................................................................2
Traumatic Brain Injury Fund ..........................................................................................................................1
Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver .......................................................................................................................1
Travel Instruction Program (NJ TIP) ..............................................................................................................2
Traveling with a Disability .............................................................................................................................28, 61
Treasury, Department of..................................................................................................................................3, 15
Tri-County Independent Living Center, Inc....................................................................................................18
TRUE (Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses) .............................................................................................42
U
Unemployment Insurance ..............................................................................................................................12
United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County .....................................................................................................21
United Cerebral Palsy of Northern, Central, and Southern NJ, Inc. ..............................................................21
United Health Care .........................................................................................................................................39
United Spinal Association (Formerly EPVA) .................................................................................................29
Universal Service Fund ...................................................................................................................................43
Utility Assistance ............................................................................................................................................42-43
US Youth Soccer..............................................................................................................................................31
V
Veteran’s Affairs, Department of ...................................................................................................................14
Veteran’s Affairs Hotline ................................................................................................................................14
Veteran’s Healthcare Services .........................................................................................................................14, 33
Victim of Crime Compensation Office ...........................................................................................................63
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Vision Assistance.............................................................................................................................................38
Visually Impaired See: Blind/Visually Impaired ..........................................................................................2, 6, 21, 33, 34, 47, 48
Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Division of (DVRS) ...............................................................................12, 46- 47
VSA Arts of New Jersey ................................................................................................................................31
W
Waivers ............................................................................................................................................................1, 38
Weatherization See: Comfort Partners..........................................................................................................42
WellCare ..........................................................................................................................................................39
Wheelchair Lemon Law .................................................................................................................................14, 34
WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).....................................9, 37
Winter Termination Program...........................................................................................................................43
WorkAbility.....................................................................................................................................................2, 49
Work Incentives Improvement Act ................................................................................................................34, 35, 49
Workers’ Compensation, Division of .............................................................................................................12
Workforce Development .................................................................................................................................12
Women, Division on........................................................................................................................................13
Women’s Health .............................................................................................................................................20
Women’s Referral Center ...............................................................................................................................63
Y
Your ReSource (see Goodwill Home Medical Equipment)............................................................................32
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New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Disability Services
PO Box 705
Trenton, NJ 08625-0705
(888) 285-3036
May 2015
Fifteenth Edition
Honorable Chris Christie, Governor
Honorable Kim Guadagno, Lt. Governor
Elizabeth Connolly, Acting Commissioner Department of Human Services
Joseph M. Amoroso, Director Division of Disability Services
Dianna Maurone, Managing Editor/Supervisor Information and Referral Services
Jeffrey May, Editorial Assistant/Information and Referral Specialist
Jayme Hansbury-D’Souza, Editorial Assistant/Information and Referral Specialist
Luz Hernandez, Editorial Assistant/Information and Referral Specialist
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