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Resources

Caring for a loved one with I/DD? Looking for help navigating the healthcare system? Arc/Morris is happy to guide you along your journey.

National and State Chapters of The Arc

Visit our national and state chapters for a wealth of disability-related information concerning legislation, education, housing, health care, employment, and much more.

The Arc of United States

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and serving them and their families.


The Arc of New Jersey

The Arc of New Jersey promotes and protects the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


Resources for Parents & Guardians

Taking care of and advocating for individuals with I/DD presents unique challenges. These organizations and resources can help provide you create specialized plans to improve the lives of .

Request a Special Education Advocate

A service provided by The Arc of NJ Family Institute which is able to provide information, education, and advocacy for families who are experiencing difficulty with their child's school district.


Parent Center

An organization that supports parent centers who serve families of children with disabilities.


Volunteer Guardianship One on One, Inc.

This non-profit provides compassionate one on one guardianship services to legally incapacitated adults through the education, oversight and support of dedicated volunteers.


Safe Kids Worldwide

An organization that supports parent centers who serve families of children with disabilities.


WrightsLaw

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.



Planning for Adult Life

The national Arc’s initiative to help families plan for the transition to adulthood for people with IDD.


Navigating NJ DDD and Medicare

The world of disability health benefits is complex. Learn more from these helpful sites.

NJ Department of Human Services

This is the government organization responsible for establishing programs and benefits for people with disabilities; their help line for caregivers of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be reached here: 833-NJ-ADULT


NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

The DDD assures the opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to receive quality services and supports, participate meaningfully in their communities and exercise their right to make choices.


National Suicide and Crisis Line Number - Dial 9-8-8

On July 16, 2022, 988 will become the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for crisis and suicide prevention. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to persons of all abilities, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Division of Developmental Disabilities, and other governmental Departments, have worked with 988 to provide disability specific service information and other available resources.


NJ Department of Children and Families

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first Cabinet-level agency devoted exclusively to serving and supporting at-risk children and families. It is made up of about 6,600 staff who are focused on and committed to assisting and empowering residents to be safe, healthy and connected.



Assistive Technology

Resources that help people with disabilities access and use computers, phones, and other technology.

A woman sits in a chair watching a video on a tablet device.

RESNA

The premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.


ATIA

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is the global leader in assistive technology (AT) education and research and the premier organization for AT manufacturers, sellers and providers.


ATAC

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) serves as New Jersey’s federally funded assistive technology project through a sub-contract with New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Its purpose is to assist individuals across New Jersey in overcoming barriers in the system and making assistive technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities throughout the state of New Jersey.