Additional Services and Support

In this section, DDS has compiled a list of various other services and supports available to NJ Residents with disabilities.  The programs have been categorized by target disability as a matter of reference, although some may serve multiple populations.  Where a NJ Website was not available, a national website has been provided.    

Please note: While DDS Information and Referral Specialists are familiar with each of the programs listed and can provide general information, these programs are not administered by DDS.  Please follow the links on each page to learn more about and/or to apply to a particular program.

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s New Jersey
The Alzheimer's Association-Greater NJ Chapter

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
ALS Association-Greater New York Chapter
ALS Association-Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Arthritis Foundation, NJ Chapter

Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN)
Autism Family Services of New Jersey
POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)

Autoimmune Disorders
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

Blind/Visually Impaired
National Federation for the Blind, NJ Chapter
Blind Children's Resource Center
NJ Council of the Blind
Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey
New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center
The Friends of the NJ Library for the Blind and Handicapped (NJLBH) 

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy League
1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey
Githens Center (Burlington County CP Association)

Cancer Hope Network
New Jersey - American Cancer Society
Cancer Thriving and Surviving (CTS) Workshops

Cardiac/Heart Disease
New Jersey American Heart Association

Chronic Disease Management
Tomando Control de su Salud

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
NJME/CFSA (New Jersey ME/CFS Association, Inc.)

Crohn's Disease
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter

Communication Disorders
Adler Aphasia Center

Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - New Jersey Chapter

Support Service Providers NJ (SSP-NJ)
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
Helen Keller National Center

Deaf and Hard of Hearing
New Jersey Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH)
Alexander Graham Bell Association New Jersey
Hearing Industries Association
Hearing Loss Association of America, NJ State Association
NJ Association of the Deaf, Inc. (NJAD)

American Diabetes Association - Greater NYC/NJ Office
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Diabetes Foundation
Diabetes Self-Management Program

Down Syndrome
Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Little People of America (LPA)

Dysautonomia International New Jersey Support Group

Eating Disorders
Food Addicts Anonymous
National Eating Disorders Association

Environmental Sensitivities/Intolerances
National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.

The Ehlers-Danlos Society

Epilepsy Services of New Jersey

Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ)

Hepatitis Foundation International

Huntington's Disease
Huntington's Disease Society of America-NJ Chapter

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
The ARC of New Jersey
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Learning Disabilities
The International Dyslexia Association-NJ Branch
Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey

Lupus Foundation of America - Northern and Central New Jersey
Lupus Foundation of America - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter (includes Southern New Jersey)

Mental Illness
New Jersey Mental Health Cares
New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
State of New Jersey Department of Health - Integrated Health
Mental Health Association in New Jersey
National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Jersey (NAMI NJ)

Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society-NJ Metro Chapter (serves Northern NJ)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Greater Delaware Valley Chapter (serves Southern NJ)
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America-National Headquarters

Parkinson's Disease
American Parkinson Disease Association: New Jersey Chapter

Respiratory Disease
American Lung Association in New Jersey

Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell Disease Assocation of America (SCDAA/PDVC) - Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of New Jersey, Inc.

Scleroderma Foundation-Delaware Valley Chapter (Southern NJ)
Scleroderma Foundation-Tri-State Chapter (Northern NJ)

Sensory Impairments
New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Resource Network

Spinal Cord Injury
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
United Spinal Association

American Stroke Association

Tourette Syndrome
New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome

NJ Sharing Network