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Information and Referral

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) provides information and referral services for a variety of AT-related issues.  The following links may help you find the information you need.  Please feel free to contact us for additional information or for resources not listed here.

National Resources | Federal Government Resources | New Jersey State Resources | New Jersey Vendors | Other New Jersey Resources

National Assistive Technology Resources

    • ABLEDATA:  http://www.abledata.com
      ABLEDATA, a project of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, provides provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources.
    • Assistivetech.net:  http://www.assistivetech.net
      Assistivetech.net is the National Public Website on Assistive Technology, and provides access to information on AT devices and services as well as other community resources for people with disabilities and the general public.
    • RESNA:  http://www.resna.org
      The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) works to to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology. RESNA serves that purpose by promoting research, development, education, advocacy and provision of technology; and by supporting the people engaged in these activities.
    • National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership (NATTAP):  http://www.resnaprojects.org/nattap/RESNA.html
      NATTAP is a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Education and RESNA and provides technical assistance to state AT programs such as ATAC.  NATTAP maintains a list of all state AT programs.
    • The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA):  http://www.ataccess.org/
      The ATA is a national network of community-based resource centers, product developers, vendors, service providers, and individuals that provides information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and work to increase their use of technology.
    • Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA):  http://www.atia.org/
      ATIA serves as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.
    • National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI):  http://natri.uky.edu/
      NATRI conducts assistive technology research, translates theory and research into AT practice, and provides resources for improving the delivery of AT services.
    • Pass It On Center:  http://passitoncenter.org/
      The Pass It On center coordinaties a  national collaborative on AT reuse programs that will provide multi-faceted information on best practices, a national database and home page, a coordinated plan to respond to natural disasters, and a National Pass It On Task Force.
    • Closing the Gap:  http://www.closingthegap.com/
      Closing the Gap provides the latest information and training available for individuals with disabilities and those who work with them. The Closing The Gap magazine and Web site are designed to assist individuals in locating, comparing and reviewing the thousands of products on the market.
    • National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project:  http://www.nls.org/natmain.htm
      Supports the advocacy efforts of attorneys, advocates, service agencies, persons with disabilities and their families as they seek funding for AT services and devices.
    • TASH: http://www.tash.org/index.html
      TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

 

  • American Association of People with Disabilities: http://www.aapd.com/
    AAPD was founded in 1995 to help unite the diverse community of people with disabilities, including their family, friends and supporters, and to be a national voice for change in implementing the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Federal Government Resources

  • Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA):  http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html
    RSA oversees the state AT Act programs and other grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.
  • National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR):  http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html
    NIDRR provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
  • United States Access Board:  http://www.access-board.gov/
    The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.  The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology.
  • Disability.gov:  http://www.disability.gov/
    Collects a variety of federal resources on disability issues in one portal, including assistive technology links.

New Jersey State Resources

  • New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
    1 John Fitch Plaza
    P.O. Box 110
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0110
    609-292-5987 (voice)
    609-292-8347 (FAX)
    609-292-2919 (TTY)
    dvradmin@dol.state.nj.us
    http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dvrs/DVRIndex.html
    DVRS serves as the lead agency for the New Jersey state Assistive Technology Act project.  DVRS can provide access to funding for AT devices for clients seeking to return to work.
  • New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Joseph Kohn Rehab Center
    130 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 937-6363 (voice)
    (732) 247-6628 (FAX)
    Don.Potenski@dhs.state.nj.us
    http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/cbvi/facilities/jkrc/
    The Norma F. Krajczar Technology Resource & Development Center is located within the Kohn Center and is open to the public for hands on experience with the latest technology products. The center acquires, evaluates and demonstrates state of the art technology products for people who are blind and visually impaired. This includes computer hardware accessories and software programs (large print, speech and Braille output) that enable computer access. Also on display are various print reading devices such as scanners and closed circuit television units, electronic note-taking devices such as Type & Speak, Braille Lite M20, Braille Note, Braille & Speak and others.
  • New Jersey Department of Human Services
    Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH)
    222 S Warren St
    Trenton, NJ 08608-2306
    800-792-8339 (voice / TTY)
    609-984-7281 (voice / TTY)
    866-771-7947 (Video Phone)
    http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/staff/email/index.html
    http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/home/
    DDHH operates a number of assistive communication devices demonstration centers throughout the state of New Jersey. Devices, which assist people with hearing loss, are on display for hands-on demonstration at the following locations:

    • Joseph Kohn Rehabilitation Center
      130 Livingston Ave
      New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    • The Brian C. Shomo Assistive Device Center, located at
      Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf
      320 Sullivan Way
      West Trenton, NJ 08628
    • Bridges to Employment
      600 First Avenue
      Raritan, NJ 08869
    • Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc.
      400 Supor Blvd
      Harrison, NJ 07029
      (Scheduled opening, September 10, 2009)
    • Burlington Community College
      Mt. Holly Center
      1 High Street
      Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
      (Scheduled opening, Fall of 2009.)
  • New Jersey Department of Human Services
    Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
    P.O. Box 726
    Trenton, NJ 08625-0726
    800-832-9173
    http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/home/index.html
    DDD provides financing for supports and services for individuals with disabilities, which can include assistive technology.
  • Technology for Life and Learning Center
    New Jersey Department of Human Services
    10 Quakerbridge Plaza, PO Box 710
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    (609) 588-7911 (voice)
    (609) 588-7237 (FAS)
    Email: rosemarie.dimarco@dhs.state.nj.us

New Jersey Vendors

  • Goodwill Home Medical Equipment
    A division of Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia
    18 Arctic Parkway
    Ewing, NJ 08638
    Phone: (609) 396-1513info@goodwillhomemedical.org
    http://www.goodwillhomemedical.org/
    Goodwill Home Medical Equipment collects used durable medical equipment, refurbishes the equipment and makes it available to anyone, especially those with limited resources.
  • Assistive Technology Center at Advancing Opportunities
    1005 Whitehead Road Extension, Suite 1
    Ewing, New Jersey 08638
    888-322-1918 ext. 595 (voice)
    609-882-4182 (TTY)
    http://www.assistivetechnologycenter.org/index.php
    Provides device loan and device demonstration services, as well as training opportunities.  ATC helps people with disabilities, their families, teachers and employers identify and learn to use the technology that will be most effective in meeting their goals.
  • TechConnection
    35 Haddon Avenue
    Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
    732-747-5310 (voice)
    jcastellano@techconnection.org
    http://www.techconnection.org
    TECHConnection is a resource and demonstration center for the latest computer technology and software that is needed for anyone who has difficulty using, reading, seeing or hearing the computer. This includes children who are struggling with learning in the school environment and those who have learning disabilities or other developmental disabilities.
  • New Jersey State Library
    P.O. Box 520
    Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0520
    (609) 278-2640
    http://www.njstatelib.org/
    Through its network of county libraries, the State Library offers assistive listening devices for brief loans.  Additionally, many county libraries have assistive technology devices available to help access library materials.
  • New Jersey State Library
    Talking Book & Braille Center
    2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
    PO Box 501
    Trenton, NJ 08618
    (800) 792-8322 (toll-free)
    (609) 530-4000 (voice)
    (609) 530-6384 (FAX)
    http://www.njstatelib.org/talking-book-braille-center/adult_services/
    Provides free public library service to New Jersey residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical handicap or a learning disability.
  • Center for Assistive Technology and Inclusive Education Studies (CATIES)
    The College of New Jersey
    Forzena Hall 308
    P.O. Box 7718
    Ewing, New Jersey 08628
    609-771-3016
    caties@tcnj.edu
    http://www.tcnj.edu/~caties/
    CATIES is committed to providing current and appropriate training to New Jersey College faculty, staff and students concerning assistive technology for college students with disabilities.  Workshops are primarily hands-on in nature and center around specific computer applications.
  • Computer Generations, Inc.
    381 Landing Street
    Lumberton, NJ 08048
    888-421-8687 (voice)
    609-261-3050 (FAX)
    dmoorer@comcast.net
    http://www.computergenerations.org/home.htm
    If a student’s IEP recommends assistive computer technology Computer Generations instructors can provide the essential computer training for the individual student and the knowledge of how to integrate these skills into the classroom. Computer Generations has researched various computer hardware devices and pieces of software designed to help individuals with disabilities.
  • Family Friendly Computer Program
    Paterson Education Fund
    152 Market Street
    Suite 508
    Paterson, New Jersey 07505
    http://www.paterson-education.org/paterson_family_computer.php
    The Family Friendly Computer Project places recycled computers in the homes of Paterson Public School families to boost family literacy and enhance family learning opportunities. To get a computer, you must take a 6 hour training in trouble shooting, set up and basic applications.
  • American Red Cross
    Summit Area Chapter
    695 Springfield Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07901
    908-273-2076 (voice)
    908-273-9103 (fax)
    info@summitrc.org
  • Office of Specialized Services
    Bergen Community College
    400 Paramus Road
    Paramus, New Jersey 07652
    http://www.bergen.edu/pages/676.asp
  • Blind Children’s Resource Center
    Parents of Blind Children
    23 Alexander Avenue
    Madison, New Jersey 07940
    http://www.blindchildren.org/
  • Angels without Limbs
    289 Broadway
    Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
  • Gloucester County Special Services School District
    850 Bankbridge Road
    Sewell, New Jersey 08080
    856-468-6530
    http://www.gcsssd.org/
  • Bergen County Assistive Technology Training Center
    Bergen County Technical Schools
    200 Hackensack Avenue
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    (201) 343-6000 ext. 6541 (voice)
    (201) 291-0492 (FAX)
    micgri@bergen.org
    http://bcss.bergen.org/index.php?option=com_multilink&Itemid=1812
  • Shirley Eves Developmental and Therapeutic Center
    313 N. 10th Street
    Millville, New Jersey 08332
    856-825-5840 (voice)
    856-825-5848 (FAX)
    shirleyeves@jasperdyne.com
    http://www.jasperdyne.com/shirleyeves.html
    Toy Library is available to children birth to age 7 who are delayed or at risk of becoming disabled.services are in Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester and Atlantic Counties.
  • Cerebral Palsy Association, Middlesex County
    Roosevelt Park
    10 Oak Drive
    Edison, New Jersey 08837
    (732) 549-6187 (voice)
    (732) 549-0629 (FAX)
    Info@cpamc.org
    http://www.cpamc.org/index.htm
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
    706 Haddonfield Road
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08802
    (800) 532-7667
    (856) 488-4500 (voice)
    (856) 661-9797 (FAX)
    webmaster@msassociation.org
    http://www.msassociation.org/
    The MSAA Equipment Loan Program provides equipment and assistive devices such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, hospital beds, crutches, shower seats, stair-glides, etc. to those patient members who qualify. Cooling program for heat-sensitive individuals.
  • ALS Association- Greater Philadelphia Chapter
    321 Norristown Road
    Suite 260
    Ambler, PA 19002-2755
    (877) 434-7441 (voice)
    (215) 643-5434 (voice)
    (215) 631-1878 (FAX)
    alisa@alsphiladelphia.org
    http://www.alsphiladelphia.org
    Provides device loan services in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, Camden, Salem, Burlington, and Cumberland Counties.
  • American Red Cross – Salem County
    258 Johnson Street
    Carneys Point, New Jersey 08609
    (856) 299-1027 (voice)
    (856) 299-1822 (FAX)
    http://www.arc-salem.org/
    Provides medical equipment to Salem County residents on a loan-free basis for as it is needed.
  • American Red Cross of Northwest NJ
    Morris Area Loan Closet
    29 Elm Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960-4101
    (973) 538-2160 (voice)
    (973) 538-6486 (fax)
    maro@northwestnjredcross.org
    http://www.northwestnjredcross.org
    Provides a limited supply of wheelchairs, canes, crutches, walkers, commodes, and shower seats for short & long term use in Morris County (except Chatham, Chatham Twp., East Hanover, Florham Park, Long Hill Twp, and Madison) and Warren County.
  • American Red Cross – Southeast Morris County
    One Madison Avenue
    Madison, New Jersey 07940
    973-377-0455
  • St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care
    200 South Orange Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039
    (973) 322-7100 (voice)
    (973) 322-7124 (FAX)
    lbarsky@sbhcs.com
    http://www.sbhcs.com
    This program includes the dispensing of hearing aids and listening assistive devices.
  • Able Care Supply
    246 Main Avenue
    Passaic Park, NJ 07055
    (800) 310-1196
    (973) 777-5566
  • Action Medical Products
    111 Buckelew Avenue
    Jamesburg, NJ 08831
    Phone: (732) 805-4040
    Offers loaner wheelchairs.
  • Bach’s Home Health Care Supply
    • 136 Main St.
      Hackettstown, NJ 07840
      (908) 813-3003 (voice)
      (908) 813-3002 (FAX)
    • 755 Memorial Parkway
      Hillcrest Professional Plaza
      Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
      (908) 213-1015 (voice)
      (908) 213-1016 (FAX)
    • 174 Highway 31 North
      Sportsman Plaza
      Flemington, NJ 08822
      (908) 806-3144 (voice)
      (908) 806-3627 (FAX)

    sales@BACHS.COM
    http://www.bachs.com/

  • Enable, Inc.
    13 B Roszel Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (800) 438-2762 (voice)
    (609) 987-5003 (voice)
    (609) 520-7979 (FAX)
    info@enablenj.org
    http://www.enablenj.org
  • Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
    Anshe Emeth CDC
    222 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    (732) 296-9922 (voice)
    Fax: (732) 296-9933 (FAX)
    aecdc@juno.com
    http://www.aecdc.org/
    Provides a variety of equipment including wheelchairs, shower seats, walkers, canes, and reachers available for loan. Middlesex County & Franklin Township only.
  • SHARE Computer Redistribution Program
    Mt. Zion United Free Will Baptist Computer Access
    47 Beaver Street
    Edison, NJ 08820
    (732) 248-7311
    Program collects donated computer equipment & donates it to those in need.
  • New Jersey Association of the Deaf-Blind
    24 K World’s Fair Drive
    Somerset, NJ 08873-1349
    (732) 805-1912 (voice)
    (732) 805-0235 (TTY)
    (732) 805-3088 (FAX)
    rrubin@njadb.org
    http://www.njadb.org/
    Assistance in obtaining adaptive devices. Must be referred by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

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