State Resources/Support Groups

Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

609-633-6833
http://www.state.nj.us.education

 

State CHIP Program – NJ FamilyCare

(800) 701-0710
http://www.njfamilycare.org

 

Access Link

NJ TRANSIT guide provides a description of the accessible services available to people with disabilities and senior citizens. You’ll find information on:

  • Accessible rail and light rail vehicles
  • Lift-equipped and kneeling buses
  • Accessible light rail stations and vehicles
  • Access Link ADA Paratransit
  • Community Paratransit
  • Other Public Transit Information Phone Numbers

http://www.njtransit.com

 

Division of Development Disabilities in the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DDD)

DDD aranges and coordinates needed services to eligible New Jersey residents who have developmental disabiliits. A developmental disability is a disability that begins before age 22, and which creates lifelong conditions that affect the individual’s ability to live without assistance. Most people on the DDD caseload live at home with their families. DDD has begun to shift resources and supports to these people using a self-directed model.

(800) 832-9173
(609) 987-0864 (Direct line)
http://www.nj.gov.humanservices/ddd

 

Division of Mental Health Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services

The Division of Mental Health Services serves adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Phone: (800) 382-6717
(609) 777-0702
http://www.nj.gove/humanservices/dmhs

 

Division of Children and Families

The Division of Children’s Behavioral Health Services (DCBHS) serves children and adolescents with emotional and behaviorial health care and challenges and their families. DCBHS is committed to providing these services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment.

Phone: (609) 984-4500
If you have questions or concerns, you can contact them at: AskDCF@dcf.state.nj.us
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/divisions/

 

Division of Disability Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services

The Division of Disability Services serves as a single point of entry for people with disabilities seeding information on the Human Services System. the Division of Disability Services promotes and facilitates the maximum independence and participation of people with disabilities in community life through information and access to services and supports. The Division also works to foster coordination and cooperation among government agencies.

Phone: (888) 285-3036
(609) 292-7800
http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dds

 

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides services for children, older teens and adults who are blind or visually impaired and meet the applicable vision criteria. Some people are required to pay a share of the costs to provide the services depending on family income.

Phone (973) 648-3333
Local (856) 614-3000
http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/cbvi

 

The ARC

800-433-5255
http://www/thearc.org

 

ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association

484-945-2101
http://www.add.org

 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

800-233-4050
http://www.chadd.org

 

United Cerebral Palsy Association of New Jersey (UCP)

888-322-1918
http://www.cpofnj.org 

 

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

800-695-0285
http://www.nichcy.org

 

NJ Center for Outreach and Services for Autism Community, Inc. (COSAC)

800-4-AUTISM
http://www.njcosac.org

 

ASPEN – Asperger Syndrome Education Network

Beth Dare Gloucester/Salem Chapter Coordinator
856-478-2707 e-mail ASPEN_SJ@yahoo.com
http://www.ASPENNJ.org