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Disability News: New Jersey

  • Synopsis: Disability news articles and items from New Jersey USA including health related news and coming events in New Jersey.

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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 -

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 -

Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN)

ASPEN is a national volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization with headquarters in New Jersey -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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.

Latest New Jersey Publications

  1. NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Settles With Company That Modifies Minivans for Wheelchair Accessibility to Protect Against Potentially Deadly Safety Defects
    The defect was found in Toyota Siena minivans that had been modified for wheelchair accessibility by ElDorado National (Kansas), Inc..
  2. Cape May County Beach Access Guide for People with Disabilities
    The Guide provides information regarding accessibility of beaches located in Avalon, Cape May City, Cape May Point, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere in Upper Township and the Wildwoods.
  3. Property Tax Relief for New Jersey Seniors and Disabled
    Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement for eligible seniors and disabled homeowners extended from June 3 to September 16, 2013.
  4. New Jersey Disaster Recovery Federal Aid Programs
    Summary of federal disaster aid programs under President Obamas major disaster declaration issued for the State of New Jersey.
  5. Pediatric Doctors Shortage Legislation
    Legislation to address the shortage of primary and specialty pediatric physicians by funding training programs for physicians to learn these specialties.

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