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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Contact Information for Service Providers & Institutions

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

Institutions & Providers

Alpine Learning Group
555 Goffle Road, Suite 102
Ridgewood, NJ 07450 ft
Arc of Bergen/Passaic Counties
223 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Arc of New Jersey
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Asperger's Skill Building Network of
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
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
506 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Easter Seals-NJ
194 Route 17 North
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Eastern Christian Children's Retreat
700 Mountain Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Friendship House
296 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

F.S.E.C. 21 and Over Program at
Felician College
460 Passaic Avenue
Lodi, NJ 07644
Institute for Behavioral Health and
Developmental Disabilities
Located at the JCC of Paramus
304 E. Midland Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Institute for Educational Achievement
381 Madison Avenue
New Milford, NJ 07646

Jespy House
102 Prospect Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

LEAP-Life Enrichment and
Achievement Program
Two Park Avenue
Dumont, NJ
Marble Jam Kids
954 Kinderkamack Road
River Edge, NJ 07661
New Concepts for Living
68 A West Passaic Street
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Opportunity Center
13-19 Fair Lawn Ave
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Pride Programs (ECLC School)
2 locations: Paramus, NJ 07652 and
Chatham, NJ 07928

Progressive Comprehensive Services, LLC
Main office: 100 Hanover Ave, Suite 103
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Bergen site: 56 Ridgewood Road,
Township of Washington, NJ 07676

Quest Autism Programs
Located in the Wyckoff "Y" but different
program than Shining Star Express
691 Wyckoff Ave
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Spectrum for Living

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