Disabilities

Agencies:
 
Autism NJ: Provides information and advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation. Autism New Jersey encourages responsible basic and applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent, autism. Autism New Jersey is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhance the general public's overall awareness of autism. WEBSITE
 
Community Health Law Project: is a non-profit advocacy and legal services organization dedicated to serving the needs of low-income people with disabilities in New Jersey. WEBSITE
 
Mercer County Office on Disability Services: Services and referrals. WEBSITE
 
NJ Counsel on Developmental Disabilities: Funded by the federal government with matching funds from the state, is a lead change agent in the State responsible for a vision of what the lives of people with developmental disabilities should be. Through its membership and its activities and projects, the Council provides a forum and resources for making its vision a reality. WEBSITE
 
The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS): Provides services that enable individuals with disabilities to find jobs or keep their existing jobs. 609-292-2940 WEBSITE
 
Local Support Groups:
 
Arc of NJ: Professionally run services and advocacy from children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Parents support groups available. 732-246-2525 WEBSITE
 
ASK Parent Support Group: Support group for parents or caregivers of children with autistic spectrum disorders.  Rap sessions and guest speakers.  Meets in East Windsor, 609-448-9884 or 609-448-7438.
 
CHADD Princeton-Mercer County: Support and education for adults and parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder.609-683-8787 WEBSITE
 
Disability Support Group: Professionally run support for persons with any disability to share feelings, thoughts and resources.  Under 18 welcome, meets monthly in Hamilton. Please call before attending: 609-581-4550 WEBSITE
 
Division of Disability Services NJ: Information and referral services for persons of all ages with disabilities.  Serves as the link between state government and county offices. 1-888-285-3036 WEBSITE
 
Down Syndrome Association of Central NJ: Mutual support for parents and family members of children with Down Syndrome. 609-333-1077 or 609-799-0187 WEBSITE
 
Family Support Center of NJ: Information and referral agency offering services to individuals with a disability or families who live with a family member with special needs.  1-800-372-6510 WEBSITE
 
NJ Association of the Deaf-Blind, Inc.: Professionally run group to meet the needs of the deaf-blind, deaf, blind or communication impaired and their families. 732-805-1912
 
Parents of Blind Children-NJ: Support, information, training and advocacy for parents of blind and visually impaired children, 973-377-0976 WEBSITE
 
Project Child Find: Information and referrals regarding children (birth-21yrs) with any developmental delay. 1-800-322-8174
 
S.P.A.N. (Statewide Parent Advocacy Network): Professionally run training, information, assistance and support for parents concerning education and healthcare issues for children from birth- age 21.  Special focus on children at risk due to disabilities, special health or emotional needs, poverty, laguage or race.  Assists parents of children with special health needs with medical insurance and advocacy.  1-800-654-7726 WEBSITE
 
Speaking For Ourselves: Self-help, advocacy for people with developmental disabilities.  Monthly meetings.  Members help each other resolve problems, gain self-confidence and learn leadership skills. 1-800-867-3330 WEBSITE
 
Special Needs Advocate for Parents (SNAP): Support for parents of special needs children.  Referrals to educational advocates, support groups, attorneys and other resources. 1-888-310-9889
 
Through the Looking Glass: Phone support, information and referrals for disabled parents or parents of disabled children. 1-800-644-2666 WEBSITE
 
Tinnitus Association of NJ: Professionally run support for persons afflicted with tinnitus, their families and friends.  Rap sessions, guest speakers, coping skills, literature and newsletter.  856-983-8981
 
Resources:
 
ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association): Mission is to provide information, resources and networking to adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 856-439-9099 WEBSITE
 
American Council of the Blind: Aims to improve the well-being of all blind or visually impaired people and their families through education, support and advocacy. 1-800-424-8666 WEBSITE
 
American Society for Deaf Children: Information and support for parents and families with children who are deaf or hard-or-hearing. 1-800-942-2732 WEBSITE
 
ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network): Information and support for parents of children with Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder and high functioning autism. Discussion groups, guest speakers and statewide workshops. WEBSITE
 
Brain Injury Association of NJ: Provides information, education, outreach, prevention, advocacy and support services to all persons affected by brain injury. 1-800-669-4323 WEBSITE
 
Cerebral Palsy of NJ: Provides services statewide to advance the independence of children and adults with all types of disabilities.  Programs include advocacy, employment services, family support, respite, assistive technology, substance abuse prevention, information and referral, personal assistance services and a technology lending center. 1-888-322-1918 WEBSITE
 
COSAC (Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community): Professionally-run organization that helps families, individuals, teachers and agencies concerned about the welfare and treatment of children and adults with autism.  Pen pals for siblings, gust speakers, information, referral, advocacy assistance and workshops. WEBSITE
 
National Center for Learning Disabilities: Provides information and referrals for learning disabled adults and children. 1-888-575-7373 WEBSITE
 
Monday Morning Project: Grassroots movement of people with disabilities, their families, friends and neighbors.  Made up of advocacy networks in each county, brings together ordinary citizens to work with local, state and federal officials on public policy issues important to people with disabilities. 1-800-792-8848 WEBSITE
 
National Federation of the Blind of NJ: Advocacy, self-help, education and support for blind persons, their families and friends.  Under 18 welcome, 973-743-0075 WEBSITE
 
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf: Promotes the educational, economical and social welfare of the deaf and hard-of-hearing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons and their friends. WEBSITE
 
Sibling Support Project: Organization dedicated to the life long concerns of brothers and sisters of children with special health, developmental and mental health concerns. WEBSITE
 
United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc: Support and programs for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.  Local programs include support groups for parents and adults with cerebral palsy. 1-800-872-5827 WEBSITE