Making Kitchens More Accessible
There are modifications that can be made to help people with disabilities function in a kitchen and tools that make cooking and food preparation easier.
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.
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.
If needed, we will help you do a short-term trial of the equipment, to confirm that it will help meet your goals before recommending purchase. Based on assessment and trial, we make a recommendation to the DDD case manager.
People not registered with DDD, can call us at 1-888-322-1918 ext. 595 for more information.