Helpful Links

We have compiled a list of resources that we hope you will find useful as you seek information about special education or other support for a child or young adult with complex developmental disabilities. We do not endorse any specific organizations or products, but hope to give you access to the information you may be seeking.

If you have suggestions on other resources that you feel should be added to this list, please email us at:
admissions@matheny.org


Special Education

College Support for Students with Disabilities
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/students-with-disabilities/

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
http://learningdisabilities.about.com/od/publicschoolprograms/g/ideadefiniton.htm

Parental Rights in Special Education
www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/form/prise/prise.pdf

NJ Department of Education-Special Education
www.nj.gov/education/specialed/

A Guide to the Individualized Education Program
www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html


State Governmental Resources

NJ Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/home/index.html

Division of Disability Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services
www.nj.gov/humanservices/dds

NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF)
www.nj.gov/dcf/contact/index.html

DCF Children’s System of Care (CSOC)
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/providers/csc/

DCF Frequently Asked Questions for Families with Children with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/divisions/dcsc/FAQs_FamilieswithChildren.pdf

PerformCare New Jersey
(the Administrative Service Organization (ASO) for the State of New Jersey’s Division of Children’s System of Care)
www.performcarenj.org/

DCF Frequently Asked Questions for Families with Children with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
www.state.nj.us/dcf/about/divisions/dcsc/FAQs_FamilieswithChildren.pdf


Advocacy and Support

ARC New Jersey
http://www.thearc.org/find-a-chapter/new-jersey

Disability Rights NJ
www.drnj.org

Easter Seals NJ
http://www.easterseals.com/nj/

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
www.nichcy.org

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
www.njcdd.org

Social Security Benefits for Children with Disabilities
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
www.spanadvocacy.org/


Transition Planning

Bridges to Employment
www.bridgestoemployment.com/

DAWN Independent Living Employment Services
http://dawncil.org/

The Family Resources Network
www.familyresourcenetwork.org/

NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesVocational Rehabiliation Services
http://jobs4jersey.com/jobs4jersey/jobseekers/disable/

Partnerships for People, Inc.
www.partnershipsforpeople.org/

Total Living Center
www.tlcenter.org/

WAE Beyond
www.jsddmetrowest.org/programs-services/wae-center/wae-beyond/


Assistive Technology

Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Motor Skills (DREAMMS) for Kids
http://www.dreamms.org

Family Center on Technology and Disability
http://www.fctd.info/

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
http://www.resna.org

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