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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 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.

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.

TASH: http://www.tash.org
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.

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)

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)
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)
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

Burlington Community College
Mt. Holly Center 1 High Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
P.O. Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726
DDD provides financing for supports and services for individuals with disabilities, which can include assistive technology.

New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Disability Services
222 S. Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
888 285-3036
DDS provides funding for assistive technology through its Medicaid waiver programs and the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund.

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
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)
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.

35 Haddon Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
732-747-5310 (voice)
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
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)
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
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

American Red Cross
Summit Area Chapter
695 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-2076 (voice)
908-273-9103 (fax)

Blind Children’s Resource Center
Parents of Blind Children
23 Alexander Avenue
Madison, New Jersey 07940

Angels without Limbs
289 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

Gloucester County Special Services School District
850 Bankbridge Road
Sewell, New Jersey 08080

MidAtlantic Post-Secondary Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Camden County College
PO Box 200
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(856) 227-7200 (voice)
(856) 374-4855 (TTY)
(856) 374-5003 (FAX)

Shirley Eves Developmental and Therapeutic Center
313 N. 10th Street
Millville, New Jersey 08332
856-825-5840 (voice)
856-825-5848 (FAX)
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)

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
706 Haddonfield Road
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08802
(800) 532-7667
(856) 488-4500 (voice)
(856) 661-9797 (FAX)
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)
Provides device loan services in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Gloucester, Camden, Salem, Burlington, and Cumberland Counties.

Project Connections
Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08818
(732) 906-2507 (voice)
(732) 906-7767 (FAX)

Bergen County Special Services School District
64 E. Midland Ave
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 343-6000
(201) 262-9362 (FAX)

Regional Center for College Students with Learning Disabilities
1000 River Road
Mailstop T-RH5-02
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-2298 (voice)
(973) 443-8734 (voice)

American Red Cross – Salem County
258 Johnson Street
Carneys Point, New Jersey 08609
(856) 299-1027 (voice)
(856) 299-1822 (FAX)
Provides medical equipment to Salem County residents on a loan-free basis for as it is needed.

American Red Cross – Southeast Morris County
One Madison Avenue
Madison, New Jersey 07940

Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute
95 Mount Kemble Avenue
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
(800) 247-9580

St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care
200 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-7100 (voice)
(973) 322-7124 (FAX)
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.

Enable, Inc.
13 B Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(800) 438-2762 (voice)
(609) 987-5003 (voice)
(609) 520-7979 (FAX)

Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)
Anshe Emeth CDC
222 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 296-9922 (voice)
Fax: (732) 296-9933 (FAX)
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.

The following documents require the free Adobe Reader software.

New Jersey CARTWHEEL – (PDF) contains a comprehensive directory of assistive technology service providers in New Jersey. The CARTWHEEL directory is also available online at this site.

Home Modification Resource Guide (PDF) – contains a comprehensive listing of providers and programs to assist individuals with home modifications.


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