Facts, statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of New Jersey.
New Jersey Disability Resources
New Jersey Division of Disability Services
The Division of Disability Services (DDS) focuses on serving people who have become disabled as adults, whether through illness or injury - http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/home/index.html
Apraxia Network of Bergen County
We are a Northern NJ nonprofit support group for families of children/adults with all aspects of apraxia, located in Paramus - http://www.speech-express.com/communication-station/new-jersey-network.html
Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN)
ASPEN is a national volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization with headquarters in New Jersey - http://www.aspennj.org
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually-Impaired
The mission of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to promote and provide services in the areas of education, employment, independence and eye health through informed choice and partnership with persons who are blind or visually impaired, their families and the community - http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/home/index.html
Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey is a non-profit organization that brings together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury - http://www.bianj.org
New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association (NJCFSA)
We are patients and families with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and we are here to support, inform and help you to deal with this serious illness - http://njcfsa.org
New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The mission of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is to serve audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language or hearing scientists by providing resources, information, programs, and services that meet members' needs; promoting public awareness; and advocating for professional standards, legislation, and regulation necessary to provide the highest quality of care for the individuals they serve - http://www.njsha.org
Northwest Jersey Association of the Deaf
In the spirit of cooperation, non-deaf people are very welcome to practice Sign Language and learn more about Deaf Culture by mingling with our deaf members - http://www.nwjad.org
Statistics: New Jersey Disability
- There are an estimated 995,000 people in the state of New Jersey over the age of five who have a form of disability.
- Approximately 193,000 people, or 2.4% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside of their homes.
- There are around 542,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and around 192,000 people with disabilities in New Jersey who are employed.
- Around 30,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 262,000 are currently not in the workforce.