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NEW JERSEY DISABILITY DIRECTORY

Indicated below is a list of commonly used resources and links to websites supporting people with disabilities in the state of New Jersey. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


I. Federal Government

A. SOCIAL SECURITY

    1. Find A Local Office

    2. Create Your Own Social Security Account

    3. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

          a.  Eligibility Requirements for SSI


               -  Benefit Eligibililty Screening Tool (BEST)

           b.  How Do I Apply for SSI? 

           c.  Appealing An SSI Medical Decision Denial of Eligibility

          
 d.  SSI and Support For Employment (Ticket to Work)

           e.  Maintaining SSI While Working (Work Incentives)

           f Reporting Requirements

           g Reviews of Medical Condition

           h.  SSI and Other Benefit Programs (Food Stamps and Medicaid)

           i.  Publications about SSI 

    4. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

           a.  Qualifications for Social Security Disability Benefits

           b.  Apply for Disability Benefits

           c.  Adults Disabled Before Age 22

           d.  Overview of SSDI Benefit System and Reporting Requirements

           e.  Appealing an SSDI Medical Decision Denial of Eligibility

           f.  SSDI and Support For Employment (Ticket to Work)

           g.  Maintaining SSDI While Working (Work Incentives)

           h. Reviews of Your Disability

           i.  Publications about SSDI

B. Medicare

    1. SignUp/Change Plans

    2. What Medicare Covers

    3. Drug Coverage (Part D)

    4. Supplements and Other Insurance

    5. Claims and Appeals

    6. Manage Your Health

    7. Forms, Help, and Resources


II. NEW JERSEY STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

A.  NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

    1. Families Services & Resources

    2. Adolescents

    3. Women

    4. Providers & Stakeholders

    5. Advocacy


B.
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

      1. Division of Codes and Standards

      2. Division of Fire Safety

      3. Division of Housing and Community Resources

      4. Division of Local Government Services 

      5. Office of Recreation

 C. NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

      1. Office of Special Education

            a. Learning Resource Centers

      2. Marie Katzenbach School For The Deaf


D. NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

    1. Family Health Services

    2. Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Services

    3. HIV/AIDS Services

    4. Office of Minority and Multicultural Health

    5. Health Topics

    6. Vital Records

    7. Consumer Reports/Data

 E.  NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

    1. Catasrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission

    2. Commission For The Blind and Visually Impaired


          a. CBVI Facilities and Sites

          b. CBVI Services

              - CBVI Vocational Rehabilitation Services

    3. Division of Aging Services 

           a
. Services and Supports

           b. Staying Healthy

           b. Getting Help at Home 

           c. Staying Safe

           d. Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled 

    4. Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

           
a. Directories of Sign Language Interpreters & Caption Services

           b. Equipment Distribution Program

           c. Assistive Communication Device Demonstration Centers

           d. Assistive Listening Device Loan Program

    5. Division of Developmental Disabilities

           a. Community Services Offices

           b. Applying for Services 

           c. Service and Supports

               - Case Management

               - Residential

               - Community Care Waiver (CCW)

               - Self Directed Services

               - Family Support Services

               - Supported Employment

               - Guardianship

               - Supports Program Initiative

           d. Division Circulars (Rules, Regulations and Administrative Procedures Governing DDD) 

     6. Division of Disability Services

           a. County Offices on Disability Services

           b. Home and Community Services

               - Medicaid Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Services

               - Medicaid Waiver Programs

                    - Community Resources for People with Disabilities

                    - AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program Waiver (ACCAP)

                    - Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI)

           c. Information and Assistance Services

               - Information and Referral Unit

               - NJ Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund

               - Management Information Systems/DDS Webmaster

           d. Special Projects and Initiatives

               - DiscoverAbility/NJ WorkAbility

               - Personal Assistance Service Program (PASP)

               - NJ Personal Preference Program (PPP) 

               - Disability, Health and Wellness Initiatives

               - NJ Modular Ramps Project

               - NJ Nurse Delegation Program

     7. Division of Family Development 

           a. Services & Programs for Individuals and Families

     8. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

          
  a. NJ Medicaid

                - 
Aged, Blind and Disabled

                - 
NJ Workability

                -
Families and Children

                - 
Pregnant Women

                - 
Children

                - 
Emergency Payment Program for Aliens

           
b. HMO Providers

            c. NJ Family Care (Health Insurance For Low Income Families and Children)

     9. Division of Mental Health and Addiction

           a. Division of Mental Health Programs and Services

           b. Division of Addiction Services

    10. Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities Home

F. NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

       1. New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation 

       2. New Jersey Temporary Disability
 


       3. New Jersey Unemployment Insurance

       4. New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

a. Offices

b. Services

c. Transition Service for Students with Disabilities

G. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERAN'S AFFAIRS

        1. Division of Veterans Healthcare Services

        2. Veterans Programs

H. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

III. NJ County Government Resources 

County Disability Services Mental Health Services Senior Services

 Social Services -
(Food Stamps, Welfare)

Transportation
Atlantic County Disability Services Mental Health Services Senior Services Social Services Transportation
Bergen County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services  Social Services Transportation
Burlington County No County Based Services Mental Health Services Seinior Services Social Services Transportation
Camden County Disability Services  Mental Health Services Senior Services Social Services Transportation
Cape May County Disability Services Mental Health Services Senior Services  Social Services Transportation 
Cumberland County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services Social Services Transportation 
Essex County Disability Services Mental Health Services Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation
Gloucester County Disability Services Mental Health Services Senior Services Social Services  Transportation
Hudson County Disability Services  Mental Health Services Senior Services  Social Services Transportation
Hunterdon County Disability Services Mental Health Services Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation 
Mercer County Disability Services Mental Health Services Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation 
Middlesex County Disability Services  Mental Health Services  Senior Services Social Services  Transportation
Monmouth County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services Social Services Transportation 
Morris County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation 
Ocean County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services Social Services Transportation 
Passaic County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services Social Services Transportation 
Salem County Disability Services  Mental Health Services  Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation 
Somerset County Disability Services  Mental Health Services  Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation 
Sussex County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation 
Union County Disability Services  Mental Health Services  Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation 
Warren County Disability Services Mental Health Services  Senior Services  Social Services  Transportation

 IV. Disability Specific Resources in NJ 

AIDS/HIV 

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation 

New Jersey Women and AIDS Network 

AIDS Coalition of Southern NJ 

Alzheimer's Disease 

Alzheimers Association of NJ 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 

Neuromuscular and (ALS) Center 

Arthritis/Fibromyalgia 

Arthritis/Fibromyalgia 

Autism 

New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC) 

Blind/Visually Impaired 

National Federation of the Blind-NJ 

New Jersey Council of the Blind 

New Jersey Foundation for the Blind 

Cerebral Palsy 

Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities 

First Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey 

The Cerebral Palsy League (Union County) 

LADACIN NETWORK (Monmouth & Ocean County) 

Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey 

Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment 

United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County 

Advancing Opportunities - Formally Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey 

Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County 

United Cerebral Palsy of Morris-Somerset, Inc. 

Githens Center (Burlington County Cerebral Palsy) 

Cancer 

American Cancer Society-NJ 

Cardiac/Heart Disease 

American Heart Association 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 

NJCFSA (New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, Inc.) 

Crohn's Disease 

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America 

Cognitive Disability 

The Arc of New Jersey 

Cross-Disability Organizations 

Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) 

Coalition for Inclusive Ministries Elizabeth M. Boggs Center-UAP 

Community Access Unlimited 

Easter Seal Society of New Jersey, Inc. 

Spectrum for Living 

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) 

Cystic Fibrosis 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People NJ-SHHH State Association 

Association of Late-Deafened Adults-Garden State (ALDA-GS) 

NJ Association of the Deaf and/or Blind 

Diabetes 

American Diabetes Association 

Dwarfism 

Little People of America 

Eating Disorders 

Eating Disorders Association of New Jersey 

Food Addicts Anonymous 

Epilepsy 

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey 

Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury 

Brain Injury Association of New Jersey 

Hepatitis 

Hepatitis Foundation International 

Huntington's Disease 

Huntington's Disease 

Learning Disabilities 

The International Dyslexia Association 

Lupus 

Lupus Foundation of America (Northern/Central NJ Chapter) 

Lupus Foundation of America (Southern NJ Chapter) 

Mental Illness 

Mental Health Association in New Jersey 

NAMI-New Jersey

Muscular Dystrophy 

Muscular Dystrophy Association 

Multiple Sclerosis 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (New Jersey Metro Chapter)  

Multiple Sclerosis Societ (Greater Delaware Valley Chapter) 

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (National Headquarters) 

Parkinson's Disease 

American Parkinson's Disease Association, Inc. 

Polio/Post-Polio 

New Jersey Polio Network 

Respiratory Disease 

American Lung Association 

Sickle Cell Disease 

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America 

Scleroderma 

Scleroderma Foundation 

Sensory Impairments
 

New Jersey Association of the Deaf-Blind, Inc. 

New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association 

Spina Bifida 

Spina Bifida Association of the Tri-State Region 

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) 

Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center 

Stroke/CVA 

New Jersey Stroke Activity Center, Inc. 

V. Internet Resources 

ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) 

Advocates for Better Communication 

American Association of People with Disabilities

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse 

Archimedes Project (Adaptive Technology) 

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. 

Center for an Accessible Society 

Disability Info 

Disabilities Studies and Services Center 

Disability Resources Monthly 

Disability Social History Project 

DO-IT Foundation (Self Determination & Employment) 

Family Village 

Freedom Clearinghouse 

I Can Online

Inclusion Network 

Independent Living USA 

Independent Living Institute 

Institute for Community Inclusion 

Institute on Disability Culture 

International Paralympic Committee 

Invisible Disabilities Page 

Mobility International USA 

National Association on Alcohol, Drugs & Disability 

National Council on Disability 

National Organization on Disability 

Parents Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights 

Project Gutenberg (E-text Archive) 

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality 

Society for Disability Studies 

Special Child 

Spinal Cord Society 

Through the Looking Glass 

Wired on Wheels 

VI. Advocacy Resources 

a. Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) 

b. Association for the Advancement of Mental Health (AAMH) 

c. Association for Children of New Jersey 

d. Association for Special Children and Families 

e. NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 

f. Elizabeth M. Boggs Center On Developmental Disabilities 

g. New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project 

  Advocacy - Education 

a. Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) 

b. Elizabeth M. Boggs Center On Developmental Disabilities 

  Advocacy - Family Support 

a. Family Support Center - Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey 

b. The Family Resource Network 

  Advocacy-Information/Research 

a. United Spinal Assoication 

  Advocacy-Legal Services 

a. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 

b. Communited Health Law Project 

c. Disability Rights NJ 

d. NJ State Bar Association 

e. Division on Civil Rights 

  Advocacy-Support Groups 

a. New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse 

VII. Professional and Provider Organizations

a. New Jersey Association of Community Providers, Inc.

b. CNA Services of New Jersey

c. Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH)

d. New Jersey Adult Day Service Association

VIII. Service Animal Resources 

a. Canine Companions for Independence 

b. Canine Partners for Life 

c. Delta Society 

d. Seeing Eye, Inc. 

IX. Recreation Resources

  Sports and Training 

a. New Jersey Special Olympics

b. New Jersey Tournament of Champions

   Arts Programs

a. New Jersey Arts Access Task Force 

b. VSA Arts of New Jersey 

X. Technology Resources

a. Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) 

b. YOUR ReSource (Lightly Used Medical Equipment) 

c. Rehabilitation Technology Services and Technology Lending Center 

XI. National Resources

Ability OnLine Support Network 

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

American Cancer Society 

American Foundation for the Blind 

American Stroke Association 

Amputee Coalition of America

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association 

The Arc of the United States 

Brain Injury Association of America 

Burn Survivors Online 

Center for Housing and New Community 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) 

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund 

Easter Seals National Headquarters 

Epilepsy Foundation of America 

Job Accommodation Network 

Learning Disabilities Association 

Muscular Dystrophy Association 

National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse 

National Association of the Deaf 

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments 

National Association of People with AIDS 

National Autism Services Center 

National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 

National Downs Syndrome Society 

National Dissemination Center for Children 

National Fragile X Foundation 

National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 

National Mental Health Association 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society 

National Organization for Rare Disorders 

National Spinal Cord Injury Association 

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Paralyzed Veterans of America 

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrom Association 

Society for Disability Studies 

XII.  Research Resources

A. Library for the Blind and Handicapped

B. Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)

C. New Jersey State Library

XIII. Rights, Laws, Legal Assistance & NJ State Legislature

A. The Individuals with Disabilties Education Act (IDEA)

B. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 

C. The Americans with Disabilties Act 

D. The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 

E. The Fair Housing Act 

F. The Motorized Wheelchair Lemon Law 

G. The Snow Removal Act 

H. Open Public Records Act (OPRA) 

I. Older Americans Act 

J. Mental Health Parity Act 

H. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 

I. Danielle's Law 

J. Air Carrier Access Act 

K. The Work Incentives Improvement Act 

L. New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) 

M. Family Support Act 

N. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990 US Department of Education 

O. Fair Housing Act of 1988 

P. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 

R. ADA Technical Assistance (The Northeast ADA and IT Center) 

Legal Assistance 

A. The Division on Civil Rights 

B. Department of Justice 

C. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 

D. Federal Communication Commission 

E. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

NJ State Legislature

A. Search For Legislative Member by:

     
a. Alphabetical List of Members

    b. Municipality

    c. Legislative District 

     
d. Interactive Map of Legislative Districts

    e. Electronic Correspondence 
 

XIV. Health Support Resources 

A. Special Child, Adult and Early Intervention Health Services 

B. Dental Assistance 

    a. New Jersey Foundation of Dentistry for Persons with Disabiliites, Donated Dental Services 

    b. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), New Jersey Dental School Clinic for People With Disabilities 

    c. Matheny Center of Medicine & Dentistry 

C. Medicare 

    a. Medicare Health Insurance 

D. Medicaid 

    a. Medicaid Health Insurance 

    b. Medicaid Contacts 

    c. Medical Assistant Customer Centers 

d. Medicaid Waivers 

1. Division of Disability Services Waivers  

2. Division of Developmental Disabilities Waiver 

3. Department of Health and Senior Services Waiver 

 E. Pharmaceutical Assistance 

     a. Phamaceutical Assistance for Aged, Disabled and Special AIDS programs

     b. Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs 

F. Health Insurance on the Web 

     a. The Patient Advocate Foundation 

     b. America's Health Together 

     c. Medicare Interactive 

     d. Center for Ethics and Advocacy in Healthcare 

     e. Patients are Powerful 

XV. Financial Assistance 

A. Social Security 

1. Supplemental Security Income

2. Social Security Disability Insurance 

B. Catasrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission 

C. Utility Assistance 

a. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 

b. NJ Lifeline Credit Program 

c. NJ Shares 

d. Universal Service Fund 

e. Weatherization Assistance Program 

D. Auto Insurance Assistance (Dollar a Day Auto Insurance) 

XVI. Early Intervention Resources 

A. Services 

B. Policies, Procedures and Guidelines 

C. Case Management Care Units 

XVII. Education Resources 

A. Special Education Programs 

B. County Offices 

C. Learning Resource Centers 

D. Early Childhood Education 

E. New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) 

XVIII. Employment and Training Resources 

A. Social Secuity 

a. Social Security Work Site 

b. Ticket To Work 

c. Work Incentive Planning and Assistance 

d. NJ WINS (New Jersey Work Incentive Network Support) 

d. Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) 

B. NJ Based Employment and Training Resources 

a. Department of Labor Workforce NJ (WNJPIN) 

1. Services (WNJPIN) 

2. One-Stop Career Center Locations 

b. NJ Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

1. Offices of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

2. New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

3. Transition Service for Students with Disabilities 

c. Commission For The Blind and Visually Impaired Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

d. New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth, and Tourism Commission Small Business Development Centers 

e. Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) 

C. Business Resources on the Web 

a. Disabled Businessperson's Association 

b. US Small Business Administration 

c. US Office of Disability Employment Policy 

XIX. Housing Resources 

A. NJ Housing Resource Center 

B. NJ Department of Community Affairs 

a. NJ Division of Housing and Community Resources 

c. NJ Housing and Mortgage and Finance Agency 

d. NJ Public Housing Authorities 

C. Housing Resources on the Web 

a. HUD Disabilities Web Hub 

b. Center for Universal Design 

c. Project Freedom  

XX. Energy Assistance 

A. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

         a. Energy Assistance Program Fact Sheet and Income Guidelines

         b. Home Energy/USF/Weatherization Program Application

         c. Local Energy Application Agency Locations

B. NJ Lifeline Credit Program

C. NJ Shares

D. Universal Service Fund 

E. Weatherization Assistance Program 

XXI. Personal Assistance Services and Caregiver Resources

A. NJ Division of Disability Services (DDS)

a. AIDS Community Care Alternative Program (ACCAP) Waiver

b. Community Resources for People With Disabilities (CRPD) Waiver

c. Medicaid Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Services

d. Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)

e. Personal Preference: NJ Cash and Counseling Project 

f. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver 

g. Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund

B. NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

a. Mediciad Community Care Waiver

C. NJ Department of Health and Senior Services

a. Global Options for Long Term Care

D. Home Care Associations

a. Home Care Association of New Jersey

b. New Jersey Hospital Association

E. Caregiver Resources From The Web

a. NJEASE for Caregivers

b. National Family Caregivers Association

c. Family Caregiver Alliance

d. The Family Village

e. American Health Care Association

f. WellSpouse Foundation 

XXII. Transportation Resources

A. NJ Transit

a. NJ Transit Reduced Fare Program

b. Access Link

B. County Para-Transportation

C. Out of State Accessible Transit Services

a. SEPTA-Pennsylvania Transit Services

b. MTA-New York

D. Amtrak-Special Needs Accessibility

E. Greyhound Customers With Disabilities

XXIII. Services for Children

A. Department of Children and Families

a. Child Abuse/Neglect

b. Division of Child Behavioral Health Services

c. Division of Child Protection and Permanency 

d. Office of Education

f. Child Care

1. Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

g. Foster and Adoption Services

h. Support For Families

i. Safe Haven (Infant Protection Hotline for Parents Wishing to Surrender an Unwanted Infant)

XXIV. Addiction Resources

A. Division of Mental Health and Addiction

a. Division of Mental Health Programs and Services

B. Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

C. Alchoholics Anonymous

D. AL-ANON (Family and Children Group Support)

E. Gamblers Anonymous

F. Narcotics Anonymous

G. NAR-ANON Family Group


H. Nicotine Anonymous

I. Roads 2 Recovery

J. Prevention First

 

 

 

 

 

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