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					STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Barbara Gantwerk, Director
Office of Special Education Programs, Dept. of Education
100 Riverview Plaza, P. O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
(609) 633-6833
E-mail: bgantwer@doe.state.nj.us
Web: www.state.nj.us/education

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Barbara Tkach, Section 619 Coordinator
Office of Special Education Programs/Department of Education
P. O. Box 500, 100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
(609) 984-4950
E-mail: btkach@doe.state.nj.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH
DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Terry Harrison, Part C Coordinator
Division of Family Health Services
Early Intervention System
P. O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 777-7734
E-mail: tharrison@doh.state.nj.us
Web: www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eiphome.htm

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Thomas G. Jennings, Director
NJ Dept. of Labor, Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation Svcs.
P. O. Box 398
Trenton, NJ 08625-0398
(609) 292-5987; (609) 292-2919 (TTY)
Web: www.wnjpin.state.nj.us/

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION
FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Dr. Thomas Henry, Director
Office of School-to-Career & College Initiatives
NJ Department of Education
P. O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 633-0665
E-mail: thenry@doe.state.nj.us
Web: www.state.nj.us/education

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Alan G. Kaufman, Director
Div. of Mental Health Services/Dept. of Human Services
50 East State Street, Capital Center
P. O. Box 727
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 777-0702; (800) 382-6717
E-mail: dmhsmail@DHS.state.nj.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN
AND YOUTH

Lucy C. Keating, Assistant Director
Division of Mental Health Services
Office of Children's Services
Capital Center
P. O. Box 727
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 777-0740
E-mail: lkeating@dhs.state.nj.us

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Deborah Trub Wehrlen, Director
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Human Services
Capital Center, P.O. Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-7260
E-mail: dwehrlen@dhs.state.nj.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Ethan B. Ellis, Executive Director
New Jersey DD Council
20 West State Street, 7th floor
P. O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-3745
E-mail: njddc@njddc.org

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Sarah W. Mitchell, Executive Director
NJ Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 292-9742; (609) 633-7106 (TTY)
(800) 922-7233 (in NJ)
E-mail: advoca@njpanda.org
Web: www.njpanda.org

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Lillie Lowe-Reid, Coordinator
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency
(see above)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE
NEEDS

Gloria Jones-Grant, Director
NJ Department of Health & Senior Services
Special Child, Adult & Early Intervention Services
50 East State Street, P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 984-0755
E-mail: gjonesgrant@doh.state.nj.us
Web: www.state.nj.us/health

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Jamie Casabianca Hilton, Executive Director
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 47017, 153 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 648-2324
E-mail: jhilton@dhs.state.nj.us
Web: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/BVI.html
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR
HARD OF HEARING

Carol Grant, Acting Director
Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
NJ Department of Human Services
P. O. Box 074
Trenton, NJ 08625-0074
(609) 984-7281 (V/TTY)
(800) 792-8339 (V/TTY, in NJ only)

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Diane L. Paine, Supervisor
Special Education
High Point Regional High School
299 Pigeon Hill Road
Sussex, NJ 07461
(973) 875-3102

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL AGENCY

Northeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
United Cerebral Palsy Associations of NJ
354 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
E-mail: DBTACUCPNJ@aol.com
Web: www.disabilityact.com

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
(CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: national@chadd.org
Web: www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 1303
Northbrook, IL 60065-1303
E-mail: mail@add.org
Web: www.add.org

Autism
Paul Potito, Executive Director
NJ Center for Outreach & Services
for the Autism Community
(COSAC)
1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22
Ewing, NJ 08638
(609) 883-8100; (800) 4-AUTISM (in NJ)
E-mail: njautism@aol.com
Web: www.njcosac.org

Brain Injury
Barbara Geiger-Parker, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
1090 King George Post Road, Suite 708
Edison, NJ 08837
(908) 738-1002; (800) 669-4323 (in NJ only)
E-mail: info@bianj
Web: www.bianj.org


Epilepsy
Eric M. Joice, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of NJ
429 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611
(609) 392-4900; (800) 336-5843
E-mail: EMJEFNJ@aol.com
Web: www.efnj.com

Learning Disabilities
Ronee Groff, President
Learning Disabilities Association of NJ
P.O. Box 187
Oceanport, NJ 07757
(732) 661-0312; (609) 823-5608

Mental Health
Carolyn Beauchamp, Executive Director
Mental Health Association in NJ
60 South Fullerton Avenue, Room 105
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744-2500
E-mail: mhanj@aol.com
Web: www.mhanj.org

Sylvia Axelrod, Executive Director
NAMI New Jersey
1562 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 940-0991
E-mail: aminj@sprynet.com
Web: http://community.nj.com/cc/naminj

Mental Retardation
Tom Baffuto, Executive Director
The Arc of NJ
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-1843
(732) 246-2525
E-mail: info@arcnj.org
Web: www.arcnj.org

Special Health Care Needs
Lauren Agoratus and Louise McIntosh, Co-Coordinators Region II,
NJ
Family Voices
c/o SPAN
35 Halsey Street, 4th floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-8100; (908) 277-2883
(800) 654-SPAN
E-mail: span@spannj.org
Web: www.spannj.org

Speech and Hearing
Sheree Reese, President
NJ Speech-Language-Hearing Association
203 Towne Centre Drive
Hillsborough, NJ 08876
(908) 359-5308
E-mail: information@njsha.org
Web: www.njsha.org


Tourette Syndrome
Faith Warner Rice, President
Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey
26 W. High Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
(732) 972-4459
E-mail: NJTSA@aol.com
Web: www.tsanj.org

Visual Impairments
Regina Genwright, Acting Director of Information Center
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(212) 502-7600; (212) 502-7662 (TTY)
E-mail: afbinfo@afb.org
Web: www.afb.org

Carol Castellano, Director
Blind Children's Resource Center
23 Alexander Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
(888) 625-6066; (973) 625-5999; (973) 377-0976
E-mail: center@webspan.net

Joe Ruffalo, President
National Federation of the Blind of NJ
69 Prospect Place
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-3030

Carol Castellano, President
Parents of Blind Children-NJ
23 Alexander Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 377-0976

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Deborah Spitalnik, Ph.D., Executive Director
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
The University Affiliated Program of New Jersey
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Liberty Plaza
335 George Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688
(732) 235-9300 (V); (732) 235-9328 (TTY)
      E-mail: spitalde@umdnj.edu
      Web: rwjms.umdnj.edu/boggscenter

      TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

      Ellen Lence, Project Director
      New Jersey Technology Assistive Resource Program
      210 South Broad Street, Third Floor
      Trenton, NJ 08608
      (609) 777-0945; (609) 633-7106 (TTY)
      E-mail: gblue@njpanda.org
      Web: www.njpanda.org

      PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

      Diana Autin, Executive Director
      Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
      35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
      Newark, NJ 07102
      (973) 642-8100; (973) 642-8080
      (800) 654-7726 (In NJ)
      E-mail: SPAN@bellatlantic.net
      Web: www.spannj.org

      PARENT-TO-PARENT

      Malia Corde, Program Coordinator
      NJ Statewide Parent-to-Parent
      35 Halsey Street
      Newark, NJ 07102
      (973) 642-8100; (800) 372-6510
      E-mail: MaliaC@aol.com
      Web: community.nj.com/cc/njparenttoparent

      OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Brian Fitzgerald, CEO
Easter Seals New Jersey
1 Kimberly Road
E. Brunswick, NJ 08816-1076
(732) 257-6662; (800) 486-0027
E-mail: e.ssnj@eastersealsnj.org

Vivian Bartkus, Director
Family Support Center of New Jersey
Lions Head Office Park
35 Beaverson Blvd., Suite 8A
Brick, NJ 08723
(732) 262-8020; (800) 372-6510 (in NJ)
E-mail: VBEFNJ1@aol.com
Web: www.efnj.com

Lowell Arye, Executive Director
Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
127 Route 206, Suite 18
Hamilton, NJ 08610
(609) 581-8375
E-mail: abcdnj@sprintmail.com

Edward Madara, Director
NJ Self-Help Clearinghouse
100 Hanover Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927-2020
(973) 326-6789; (800) 367-6274 (in NJ)
E-mail: njshc@cybernex.net
Web: www.njshc.org

William A. B. Ditto, Executive Director
State Office on Disability Services
P.O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
(609) 292-7800; (609) 292-1210 (TTY)
(888) 285-3036
E-mail: wditto@dhs.state.nj.us
Web: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/offdis

Illene Isaacs, Executive Director
VSA arts New Jersey
703 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-3885
E-mail: vsanj@ix.netcom.com

				
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