Resources

ABLE National Resource Center

Learn about ABLE accounts, tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families   Now, eligible individuals and their families will be allowed to establish ABLE savings accounts that will not affect their eligibility for SSI, Medicaid and other public benefits.

http://www.ablenrc.org/about/what-are-able-accounts

 

New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

This state agency provides public funding for services and supports that assist New Jersey adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities age 21 and older to live as independently as possible.

http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/home/

 

New Jersey DDD Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual – A Quick Guide for Families

This 2017 guide summarizes the information in DDD’s Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual – the rules that govern Supports Program eligibility and process – in a comprehensive, yet uncomplicated format.

http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/documents/family_guide_to_supports_program_policy_manual.pdf

Students Aging Out of School System – Information from NJ DDD

Learn what steps must be followed to access services/supports from the NJ DDD when students have exhausted their educational entitlement by turning 21 years of age.

http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/documents/2017_graduates_aging_out_of_school_system.pdf

 

New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)

Any individual with a physical, mental, cognitive, or other form of disability that has a substantial impediment to employment may qualify for services through this state agency.

http://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/plan/foryou/disable/vocational_rehabilitation_services.shtml

 

New Jersey Association of Community Providers (NJACP)

This organization is dedicated to advancing sustainable community-based services and supports that enrich lives and build futures for people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities across the state.

http://njacp.org/

 

Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

A statewide nonprofit organization that works towards the establishment of a strong supportive housing industry in New Jersey, serving persons with disabilities.

http://www.shanj.org/

 

National Park Service – Free Passes

This agency offers free lifetime passes to National Parks for people with permanent disabilities who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html