Resource Center

People First, Inc. New Jersey, believes that having the most information possible equates to knowledge. And knowledge is true freedom. When families, guardians, and friends of loved ones have expert and reliable knowledge and information about services that are available for individuals with disabilities and mental illness, and how to access those services, they are better placed to make informed decisions about:

  • How to advocate for their loved ones
  • How to engage service providers
  • Alternative courses of action
  • How to overcome barriers and obtain help and assistance for their loved ones.
  • The facts, implications and long-term consequences of a course of action
  • What questions they might have and how to seek answers to those questions
  • Plan and follow-up support.

Sifting through the maze of laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures, and different compliance requirements of various Federal, State and local authorities can in itself be a very daunting and anxiety-causing experience.

 

A one-stop shop:

People First, Inc. New Jersey intends to alleviate that experience by researching and disseminating up-to-date, expert and reliable information to assist all the stakeholders.

We invite you to visit often as the material on this page will constantly be renewed and updated.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us if there is any subject or topic related to disabilities, dual diagnosis, and mental illness you are passionate about.

 

Useful Links

 

Community Living Education Project (CLEP)

http://sph.rutgers.edu/service/CLEP/index.html

The IRIS Center –  dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities from birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

Supports Program

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/programs/supportsprgm.html
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/documents/Documents%20for%20Web/SP%20FactSheet_Final.pdf

NJ DDD Personal Preference Program

http://nj.gov/humanservices/dds/documents/PPPbro.pdf

Supports Program FAQs

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/documents/Documents%20for%20Web/SPFAQs_Final.pdf

Supports Program Medicaid Eligibility

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddd/documents/Documents%20for%20Web/Medicaid_Fact_Sheet%20SP.pdf

Guidelines on Choosing a Support Coordination Agency For Families

http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/projects/documents/ChoosingaSupportCoordinationAgencyfinalApril2014.pdf

Guidelines on Choosing a Support Coordination Agency For People With Disabilities

http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/projects/documents/ChoosingSCAgency-IndividualsFinal.pdf

Guidelines on Evaluating Support Coordination Services

http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/projects/documents/AToolForEvaluatingSupportCoordinationServicesFinal.pdf

A How-to Guide on Job Searching with a Disability

Academic Accommodation Resources

Addiction Treatment Resources for Americans with Disabilities

Autism Resources for Families

CDC Autism Links and Resources

Disability Accommodation Cost Guides

 Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide

Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids

Moving with Special Needs Kids

Operation Autism for Military Families

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

Resources for Military Families

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Socialization and the Child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips

The Disabled Job Seeker’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

The Guide to Buying Used Accessible Vehicles