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NJ Division of Disability Services Resource Directory

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, May 5, 2017

The Resource Directory is published annually by the NJ Division of Disability Services. It is the definitive statewide guide to disability services in New Jersey.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Aging

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES

National Eye Institute: Statistics and Data

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Jan 29, 2015

The National Eye Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health publishes prevalence statistics and projected data on eye diseases in the U.S.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Visually Impaired

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Disability Status Report: New Jersey

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Jan 29, 2015

The Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute(EDI) publishes annual reports on the prevalence of impairments in the U.S.  State profiles are available and there is a report for NJ.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • People with Different Abilities

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES

Libraries and Autism: We are Connected

Submitted by: Cheryl O'Connor, LibraryLinkNJ The New Jersey Library Cooperative, Jan 6, 2015

Take advantage of this ALA award-winning library resource developed by Meg Kolaya, Library Director, Scotch Plains PL, and Dan Weiss, Library Director, Fanwood Memorial Library.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Autism

Resource Types: 

  • DIVERSITY PROGRAM & SERVICES
  • ONLINE RESOURCES

Veterans Visually-Impaired Services Outpatient Rehabilitation

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The Visually-Impaired Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) is a program of the NJ-VA Health System that serves veterans with vision loss.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Visually Impaired
  • Veterans

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ 2-1-1 Partnership

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

Dial 211 from any phone in New Jersey 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and receive information and referral assistance for community resources, such as affordable housing, food pantries, shelters, social

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS
  • IMPACTED BY HOMELESSNESS
  • OLDER ADULTS
  • OTHER

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Immigrants
  • Homelessness
  • Older Adults
  • Other
  • People with Different Abilities
  • Multicultural

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (NJDDD)

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities serves adult NJ residents, over the age of 21, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism; see Office on Autism at 

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Autism
  • Homebound
  • Mental Disability
  • People with Different Abilities
  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NJDHH)

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing serves NJ residents of all ages who have various degrees of hearing loss. Their toll-free number is 800-792-8339.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Hearing Impaired (Deafness)
  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NJCBVI)

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NJCBVI) serves NJ residents of all ages who are blind or who have vision impairments.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Visually Impaired

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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