New Jersey Creates Ombudsman for Disability Services

Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on January 12, 4:24 AM

Earlier this week, Governor Chris Christie signed A-3824 into law. The law 'establishes Office of Ombudsman for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families.'

From Lilo H. Stainton of NJ Spotlight: "Estimated to cost anywhere from $150,000 to $1.9 million annually, depending on its workload, the ombudsman and a limited staff would be responsible for helping individuals access appropriate federal, state, and local services; assisting them with communications with government agencies and dispute resolution, while serving as neutral arbitrators; identifying patterns of complaints and recommend improvements; and working with state agencies to better reach those they serve. In addition, the office would be required to report its work to state officials, the governor and the lawmaker each year."

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Tax Bill Information

Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on December 22, 1:43 PM

On December 20th, Congress passed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, which is expected to be signed by President Trump in the coming days. The bill will impact the funding of various aspects of disability services. Read the links below to learn more about the bill, its impact on the disability community, and the reaction of various leaders.

Disability and Disaster Response in the Age of Climate Change

Disability Community Responds to Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 Passing

34 things you need to know about the incoming tax law

Tax Bill May Threaten Disability Services

The GOP's Tax Bill Is a War On Disabled People

(The opinions expressed in the links and articles below do not reflect those of the Post21 Club, and the posting of such material does not equal support or an endorsement by Post21 Club of the views expressed)

Contact Information for Service Providers & Institutions

Posted By: Sam Fogelgaren on December 19, 1:32 AM

Institutions & Providers

Alpine Learning Group
917-499-3372
555 Goffle Road, Suite 102
Ridgewood, NJ 07450 ft
Arc of Bergen/Passaic Counties
www.arcbp.com
201-343-0322
223 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Arc of New Jersey
732-246-2526
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Asperger's Skill Building Network of
NIPD/NJ
973-720-3762
WPU, Dept. of Special Ed. & Counseling
1600 Valley Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470
Bergen County Special Services
296 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Broadway Medical Adult Day Services
Broadway Respite and Homecare
201-703-3980
17-17 Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

The Center for Family Support
205 Robing Road, Suite 122
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-678-0370 x552
Community Options
973-897-1430
506 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Easter Seals-NJ
201-845-0248
194 Route 17 North
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Eastern Christian Children's Retreat
201-848-8005
700 Mountain Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Friendship House
www.njfriendshiphouse.org
201-343-6000
296 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

F.S.E.C. 21 and Over Program at
Felician College
www.fsec.org
973-777-5355
460 Passaic Avenue
Lodi, NJ 07644
Institute for Behavioral Health and
Developmental Disabilities
www.ibhdd.org
Located at the JCC of Paramus
304 E. Midland Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Institute for Educational Achievement
(lEA)
www.ieaschoo1.org
201-262-3287
381 Madison Avenue
New Milford, NJ 07646

Jespy House
551-486-3053
102 Prospect Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
www.jccotp.org
411 E. Clinton Ave.
201-408-1489
Tenafly, NJ 07670

LEAP-Life Enrichment and
Achievement Program
201-385-4400
Two Park Avenue
Dumont, NJ
Marble Jam Kids
201-646-5282
954 Kinderkamack Road
River Edge, NJ 07661
New Concepts for Living
201-843-3427
68 A West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Opportunity Center
www.theopportunitycenter.org
201-791-4040
13-19 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Pride Programs (ECLC School)
973-635-1705
2 locations: Paramus, NJ 07652 and
Chatham, NJ 07928

http://www.eclcofnj.org/pride.html

Progressive Comprehensive Services, LLC
neetadas@progressivesllc.com
908-343-9457
Main office: 100 Hanover Ave, Suite 103
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Bergen site: 56 Ridgewood Road,
Township of Washington, NJ 07676

Quest Autism Programs
questnj.org
201-425-8397
Located in the Wyckoff "Y" but different
program than Shining Star Express
691 Wyckoff Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Spectrum for Living

201-358-8000
210 Rivervale Rd, Suite 3
RiverVale, NJ 07675
Spectrum Works
spectrumworks.org
201-552-2055; 201-247-4331
565 Windsor Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Wyckoff YMCA - Shooting Star 21+ Program
http://wyckoffymca.org
201-891-2081 x173
691 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481