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Online Resources — Disabilities, including Developmental Disabilities

ABLE News – The Newspaper for People with Disabilities
A monthly newsletter published for, by and about people with disabilities.
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Affordable Colleges Online: A Guide to Visual Disabilities
Affordable Colleges Online provides community resource tools related to higher education with affordability and accreditation in mind. This guide offers information on technology and resources for visually impaired students, as well as additional scholarships and grants.
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The Arc of New Jersey
Advocacy organization committed to full community participation and inclusion across the lifespan for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of New Jersey is an affiliated chapter of The Arc, and community-based services are available statewide through a network of local chapters.
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Autism Family Services of NJ
Organization that works with families, with agencies, government entities, and individuals with autism to develop an array of support services and opportunities.
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Back In Action
Puts AT equipment not currently in use into the hands of those who can benefit from it, facilitating equipment exchanges between individuals (no vendors or distributors.) Browse listings anonymously; however, to see contact information and/or post items, users must register.
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Disability Resources for College Students
Learn How to Become has developed a resource guide for college students with disabilities. This guide provides information on rights and responsibilities, access to services and supports, and expert advice from postsecondary administrators.
Information: Click here

Eye Clinic
Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP)’s Eye Clinic In partnership with The NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers a monthly eye clinic in Somerville. Information: 908.393.9545 or click here 

Hearing Aids: Low-Cost Options for Eligible Individuals
Helps low income people nationwide access quality hearing aids and related care at a significantly lower cost. Click here

Helping Students with Visual Disabilities
Community for Accredited Online Schools explains what the visual disability spectrum is, the top tools available for each level of disability and how schools can help. There’s a scholarship section, advice to help find the right college and more. Click here
Free program, for those who qualify, provides a wide range of technology, applications and training to meet the needs of people who have vision and hearing loss.
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Mission to Transition
Resources to help your loved one advocate for their healthcare needs.
The Arc of New Jersey's Health Care Bag: click here
The Arc of New Jersey's Mainstreaming Medical Care & Wellness Materials: click here   
From the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: click here 
Division of Disabilities' Wellness Guide Volume I: click here
Division of Disabilities' Wellness Guide Volume II: click here

Mom 2 Mom Helpline Program
For mothers caring for children with special needs. Clinicians and peer supporters (moms with special needs children trained in peer counseling and crisis support) provide telephone support, explain resources, and explore needs. Live chat support also available through website.  Information: 877.914.MOM2 (6662) or click here

Vision Loss Information
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and Readers Digest Partners for Sight Foundation have launched a free, easy-to-use informational website for adults with vision loss, their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.  Includes dynamic social networking and customized guidance for adults of all ages with rich content and practical tips on living with vision loss.
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