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Information and community resources

Fact sheets and flyers

There are several printable fact sheets and flyers available on our website designed to help families understand the services and supports available for youth with developmental disabilities.  Here you will find a single location with links to view and print all of them.

If you are interested in instructional resources or application materials for determining eligibility for developmental disability services, please visit the eligibility page.

Statewide resources for families and caregivers

The NJ Division of Disability Services publishes an annual resource directory with a wealth of information for individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers.

In addition to the resources found in the directory, the following organizations may be able to assist individuals and families:

Arc of New Jersey
The Arc of New Jersey is a statewide service and advocacy organization for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with twenty local chapters serving every county. http://www.arcnj.org.

Autism New Jersey
Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. www.autismnj.org.

Brain Injury Alliance
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey is a statewide organization that assists people with brain injuries and their families by providing family support, information, and educational programs. Call 800-669-4323 or visit: www.bianj.org.

New Jersey Catastrophic Illness Fund 
The Catastrophic Illness in Children Fund may be able to help if you have overwhelming  medical bills for your child.  Call the Family Information Line at 1-800-335-FUND (3863) or visit: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cicrf/home/ 

The Family Resource Network
The Family Resource Network is the largest statewide provider of community based family support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. www.familyresourcenetwork.org.

Mom2Mom
Statewide program that offers peer support for mothers with children of special needs. Call 1-877-914-MOM2 or chat online at www.mom2mom.us.com.

Special Child Health Services
The State of New Jersey's Department of Health assists families who care for children with complex, long-term medical and developmental disabilities. www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/sch/index.shtml.