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Success Stories

Finding the Right Combination Maureen lives in a supported living apartment, and drives her own power wheelchair using a chin joystick. Her speech is understood by some very familiar listeners, but not by others. Maureen wants more freedom to communicate with more people. Two of our staff members... Continue Reading Finding the Right Combination
Jacqueline had recently moved from a developmental center to community placement. During the day, she attended a program at Abilities. This site was wheelchair accessible, but she had trouble transferring onto the toilet.

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Resources

The NJHRC is an online, housing information clearinghouse. Whether you are looking for housing with accessibility features or affordable or market-rate housing, the NJHRC can help you. Note: while “accessible” means different things to different people, some entries on the website have details, and... Continue Reading Find Accessible Rental Housing in New Jersey
A division of Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia, Goodwill Home Medical Equipment collects, sanitizes, refurbishes and sells gently-used, durable medical equipment and unopened medical supplies at affordable prices. Their centrally located 10,000 square foot facility in Ewing... Continue Reading Goodwill Home Medical
The New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council is a 17-member body appointed by the Governor which maximizes opportunities for people with disabilities through planning and advocacy. The body represents the interests of New Jersey’s cross disability population. There are resource centers in... Continue Reading Independent Living Council
Youtube is being used for all kinds of sharing of videos on the web. Just type in “assistive technology,” or “assistive technology autism,” and you’ll see how many different kinds of students use these technologies. Even easier- visit our curated AT Stories youtube channel! A collection of... Continue Reading YouTube

How We Can Help . . . 

Assistive technology can help make homes more accessible. It can also help people with disabilities care for themselves more easily and help families care for and support a member with a disability.

We Offer:

  • Safer Entry and Exit
  • Greater Independence in the Bathroom and Kitchen
  • Environmental Controls for Telephones, TVs, Electronics

Requesting an assistive technology evaluation from Advancing Opportunities is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Here’s how to begin

1. For individuals and families already registered with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, the process begins with a discussion with your case manager about independence goals and barriers. Ask what barriers might be able to be removed through the use of assistive technology, or through making your home accessible. People not registered with DDD, can call us at 1-888-322-1918 ext. 595 for more information.

For families working with the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund (TBI Fund), download this flyer to see what services we may be able to provide. Your TBI case manager can make a referral for services with this form.

2. Your DDD case manager can download and complete the DDD Referral Application available here in PDF form.

3. Submit the form via email or fax it to us at 609-882-4054.

What Happens Next

Once your referral has been received, a member of the Assistive Technology Services department will contact you to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. We will come to your home and assess the individual's abilities and independence goals to see what type of assistive technology or home accessibility would work best.