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Special Needs: Links

ADA - THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

ADA Home Page - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/adaThis is a web page sponsored by the Department of Justice.It is an excellent resource for any information about the ADA.

Half The Planet - http://www.halftheplanet.org/ Half the Planet is a web resource for people with disabilities.It has information regarding ADA issues.


ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

ABLEDATA - http://www.abledata.com/ This web site contains a searchable database of over 29,000 products for people with disabilities.

Ability Hub - http://www.abilityhub.com/This web site contains information about various types of adaptive technology.

AlphaSmart - http://www.alphasmart.com/AlphaSmart manufactures the AlphaSmart 3000®, which is a portable word processor.It can run for over 700 hours on only 3 AA batteries.It can connect to any PC or MAC and typed text can be transferred from the word processor into Microsoft Word format.Applets (mini applications) are installed on the AlphaSmart.There is a word processor applet and a 4 function calculator applet.Additional applets can be downloaded from the AlphaSmart web site for free.It is perfect for students who prefer to type rather than handwrite their notes during class.It is also perfect for students who do not have access to a computer at home but would like to type assignments at home and then print them out at the Special Needs computer lab or the GCC computer lab.We have several AlphaSmart 3000® available for students to borrow free of charge.

Freedom Scientific - http://www.freedomscientific.com/Freedom Scientific is the premier developer and manufacturer of hardware and software for people who are visually impaired.We have JAWS® software installed on our computers for visually impaired students.

Inspiration - http://www.inspiration.com/Inspiration® is a software program which help students organize their thoughts and plan projects and term papers.It is perfect for students who are visual learners.Students can brainstorm, make web diagrams, make outlines and organize their projects or papers.We have Inspiration® installed on a couple computers in the Special Needs computer lab.

Kurzweil - http://www.kurzweiledu.com/Kurzweil manufactures screen reading software for students with dyslexia, English as a second language, ADD and other learning disabilities.Textbooks and tests can be scanned into the computer and Kurzweil can read back the scanned text. We have Kurzweil 3000® installed on our computers.


ADVOCACY

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy, Inc.

210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor

Trenton, NJ 08608

Telephone:1-800-922-7233

Fax:609-777-0187

TTY:609-633-7106

E-mail:advocate@njpanda.org

Web Address: http://www.njpanda.org/

New Jersey Panda is the state's official advocacy program for people with disabilities.

New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

100 East Hanover Avenue, 2nd Floor

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Telephone:1-800-367-6274

Fax:973-326-9467

Web Address:http://njgroups.org/

This web site lists Mental Health support groups by county.This organization also gives workshops instructing individuals in creating their own support groups.They conduct these workshops all over the state and have conducted workshops at GCC.


AIDS

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

78 New Street, 2nd Floor

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Telephone:1-800-433-0254

Web Address:http://www.hyacinth.org/

Hyacinth is the first and largest AIDS organization in New Jersey.

National Association of People with AIDS

1413 K Street NW Ste 700

Washington, DC 20005

Telephone:202-898-0414

Fax:202-898-0435

E-Mail: info@napwa.org

Web Address:http://napwa.org/

NAPWA is a major advocate for people with HIV/AIDS throughout the world.It is the oldest AIDS organization in the country.


ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Neuromuscular and ALS Center

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

125 Paterson Street, Suite 6100

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Telephone:732-235-7331

Web Address:http://www2.umdnj.edu/nmalsweb/

The Neuromuscular and ALS Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ offers diagnosis and medical support for patients with adult neuromuscular diseases.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association

27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150

Calabasas Hills, CA 91301

Telephone:818-880-9007

Web Address: http://www.alsa.org/

ALSA is the national organization for people diagnosed with ALS and their families.


ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation - New Jersey Chapter

200 Middlesex Turnpike

Iselin, NJ 08830

Telephone:888-467-3112 (Toll Free)

732-283-4300

National Web Address: http://www.arthritis.org/


AUTISM

New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community Inc. (COSAC)

1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22

Ewing, NJ 08638

Telephone:609-883-8100

1-800-4-AUTISM (Toll Free)

Fax:609-883-5509

Web Address:http://www.njcosac.org/

Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support - http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/

National Autism Hotline

Telephone: 1-304-525-8014

New Jersey Asperger's Support (ASPEN) - http://www.aspennj.org/

Autism Society of America - http://www.autism-society.org/


BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury Association of New Jersey

1090 King George Post Road

Suite 708, Edison, NJ 08837

Telephone: 732-738-1002

800-669-4323

Fax:732-738-1132

Web Address:http://www.bianj.org/


CANCER

American Cancer Society

3076 Princeton Pike

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Telephone: 800-227-2345

Web Address (National):http://www.cancer.org/


CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey

354 South Broad Street

Trenton, NJ 08608

Telephone: 609-392-4004

888-322-1918

TTY:609-393-7044

Fax:609-392-3505

Web Address:http://www.cpofnj.org/

Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD)

127 Route 206, Suite 18

Hamilton, NJ 08610

Telephone:609-581-8375

Fax:609-581-8512


CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 841

Chatham, NJ 07928

Telephone:973-635-4361

Web Address:http://njcfsa.org/

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Association of America

Telephone:800-442-3437

Web Address:http://www.cfids.org/


ACCUPLACER TEST

Accuplacer Test http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/index.html The Accuplacer test is the placement test used by GCC to assess each student’s skill level in Math, English, and Reading.  You can not pass or fail the placement test.  The test scores are used to determine your course selection.


DEPRESSION

Depression Support - http://www.depression.com/


DYSLEXIA

The International Dyslexia Association, New Jersey Branch

P.O. Box 32

Long Valley, NJ 07853

Telephone:908-879-0466

Web Address:http://www.interdys.org/

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

20 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Telephone:800-221-4792

Fax:609-987-8116

Web Address:http://www.rfbd.org/


EATING DISORDERS

New Jersey American Anorexia Bulimia Association

10 Station Place

Metuchen, NJ 08840

Telephone:732-549-6886

800-522-2230

Fax:609-688-1544


EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey

429 River View Plaza

Trenton, NJ 08611

Telephone:800-336-5843

609-392-4900

Fax:609-392-5621

Web Address:http://www.efnj.com/

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Telephone:800-332-1000

Web Address:http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Disability Information - http://www.disability.gov/This web site is the central gateway to the federal government's disability related information and resources.

Students.gov - http://www.students.gov/This web site is an excellent resource for students with links to many departments in the federal government.


FINANCIAL AID

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

FastWeb - http://www.fastweb.com/This web site contains a searchable database of scholarships and information on financial aid.


GLOUCESTER COUNTY

Gloucester County Web Site - http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/


HEARING IMPAIRMENT

Self Help for Hard of Hearing People

Telephone:732-873-1130

Fax: 732-262-0984

Association of Late-Deafened Adults

P.O. Box 423

Tenafly, NJ 07607

Voice/TTY:201-768-2552

NJ Association of the Deaf, Inc.

P.O. Box 801

Ramsey, NJ 07446

Voice/TTY:609-242-0240

Fax:609-242-0720

NJ Deaf & Hard of Hearing - http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/index.html


HEPATITIS

Hepatitis Foundation International

National Headquarters

504 Blick Drive

Dover Spring, Maryland 20904

Telephone:800-891-0707

301-622-4200

Fax:301-622-4702

Web Address:http://www.hepfi.org/


LEARNING DISABILITIES

Learning Disabilities Online - http://www.ldonline.org/


LEGAL RESOURCES

Community Health Law Project - The Community Health Law Project offers legal counseling, referrals and advocacy to mental health consumers, the disabled and senior citizens who are low income.

Community Health Law Project

Station House Office Building

900 Haddon Avenue, Suite 400

Collingswood, NJ 08108

Telephone/TDD:856-858-9500

Fax:856-858-9545

Web Address:http://www.chlp.org/


LUPUS

Lupus Foundation of America

Southern NJ Chapter

Business Executive Complex

1873 Route 70 East, Suite 110 F

Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

Telephone:856-424-0255

Toll Free:877-475-8787

Fax:856-424-0219

http://www.sjlupus.org/


MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Association - New Jersey

88 Pompton Avenue

Verona, NJ 07044

Telephone:973-571-4100

Fax:973-857-1777

Web Address:http://www.mhanj.org/


NAMI - New Jersey

1562 Route 130

North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Telephone:732-940-0991

Fax:732-940-0355

Web Address:http://www.naminj.org/


Psychiatric Emergency Hotline

Gloucester County - 856-845-9100

Camden County - 856 -541-2222 or 856-428-4357

Cumberland County - 856-455-5555

New Jersey Mental Health Administrators (Advocacy & Referrals)

Gloucester County - 856-384-6877

Camden County - 856-663-3998

Cumberland County - 856-453-7804

New Jersey Mental Health Services - http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhs/index.html


RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) - http://www.washington.edu/doit/Resources/college_prep.html

Heath Resource Center - http://www.heath.gwu.edu/


RESPIRATORY DISEASES

American Lung Association (Asthma, Emphysema, COPD)

109 South Main Street, Suite 18

Cranbury, NJ 08512

Telephone:609-918-0313

Web Address:http://www.lungusa.org/


SCLERODERMA

Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter

557 Wall Road

Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Telephone:866-675-5545

Fax:732-449-7039

Web Address:http://www.sclerodermadv.org/


SPINAL CORD INJURY

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

500 Morris Avenue

Springfield, NJ 07081

Telephone:800-539-7309

Web Address:http://www.paralysis.org/


STROKE

New Jersey Stroke Activity Center

725 Joralemon Street, Suite 191

Belleville, NJ 07109

Telephone:973-759-9900

Web Address:http://www.njsac.org/


SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Ala-Call/Substance Abuse Hotline - 1-800-322-5525

Web Address - http://snj.com/ala-call/index.htm


TRANSFERRING CREDITS

NJ TRANSFER - http://www.njtransfer.org/

NJ TRANSFER allows students to access a database to check if their credits at GCC will be transferred to a specified 4 year college in NJ.There is also information on financial aid, scholarships and recruitment events throughout NJ.


VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

National Federation of the Blind - NJ

69 Prospect Place

Belleville, NJ 07109

Telephone:973-759-3622

Web Address:http://www.nfb.org/

New Jersey Council for the Blind

520 Ewingville Road

Ewing, NJ 08638

Telephone:609-882-2446

New Jersey Foundation for the Blind

P.O. Box 929

230 Diamond Spring Road

Denville, NJ 07934

Telephone:973-627-0055

American Foundation for the Blind - 800-232-5463

Web Address:http://www.afb.org/

National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Telephone:202-707-5100

Web Address: http://www.loc.gov/nls

Library for the Blind and Handicapped

P.O. Box 501

2300 Stuyvesant Avenue

Trenton, NJ 08625

Telephone:800-792-8322

609-530-4000

Fax:609-530-6384

Web Address:http://www2.njstatelib.org/lbh/index.htm

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

20 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

Telephone - 800-221-4792

Fax - 609-987-8116

Web Address:http://www.rfbd.org/

New Jersey Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired - http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/index.html