Student Services
 
 
Special Services: Links
 

ADA - THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

ADA Home Page - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada This 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support

National Autism Hotline
Telephone: 1-304-525-8014

New Jersey Asperger's Support (ASPEN)

Autism Society of America


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


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

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

Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Association of America
Telephone:800-442-3437


ACCUPLACER TEST

Accuplacer Test
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


DYSLEXIA

The International Dyslexia Association, New Jersey Branch
P.O. Box 32
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Telephone:908-879-0466

Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone:800-221-4792
Fax:609-987-8116


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

Epilepsy Foundation of America
Telephone:800-332-1000


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Disability Information
This web site is the central gateway to the federal government's disability related information and resources.

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

FastWeb
This web site contains a searchable database of scholarships and information on financial aid.


GLOUCESTER COUNTY

Gloucester County Web Site


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


HEPATITIS

Hepatitis Foundation International
National Headquarters
504 Blick Drive
Dover Spring, Maryland 20904
Telephone:800-891-0707
301-622-4200
Fax:301-622-4702


LEARNING DISABILITIES

Learning Disabilities Online


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


MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Association - New Jersey
88 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Telephone:973-571-4100
Fax:973-857-1777


NAMI - New Jersey
1562 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Telephone:732-940-0991
Fax:732-940-0355


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


RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) -

Heath Resource Center


RESPIRATORY DISEASES

American Lung Association (Asthma, Emphysema, COPD)
109 South Main Street, Suite 18
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Telephone:609-918-0313


SCLERODERMA

Scleroderma Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter
557 Wall Road
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Telephone:866-675-5545
Fax:732-449-7039


SPINAL CORD INJURY

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
500 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
Telephone:800-539-7309


STROKE

New Jersey Stroke Activity Center
725 Joralemon Street, Suite 191
Belleville, NJ 07109
Telephone:973-759-9900/


SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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


TRANSFERRING CREDITS

NJ TRANSFER

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

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

National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Telephone:202-707-5100

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

Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone - 800-221-4792
Fax - 609-987-8116

New Jersey Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired