Connecting with NJ Families

Connect with New Jersey Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be add to the group first.

Accessibility & Recreation

  • Accessible Beaches
    Many beaches in NJ have at least some ADA compliance.  The following beaches provide a badge discount for disabled, accessible bathrooms, wheelchair availability, and showers:


Advocacy Agencies

  • Disability Rights, New Jersey
    210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
    Trenton, NJ 08608
    609-633-7106 TTY

Department of Education

Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)

  • Office of Special Education Programs
    CN 500
    Riverview Executive Plaza, Building 100
    Trenton, NJ 08625
    609-777-0967 FAX
    Contact information

PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
    35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
    Newark, NJ 07102
    973-642-8080 FAX
    800-654-SPAN (7726)
  • Association for Special Children & Families (ASCF)
    PO Box 494
    Hewitt, NJ 07421
    973-728-5919 FAX

College Scholarships

  • The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship 
    This scholarship has been designed by the Lep Foundation for Youth Education (a public charity that provides financial assistance to Tri-State students seeking to further their education).


Health & Well-Being

  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
    The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund is a financial assistance program for New Jersey Families whose children have an illness or condition otherwise uncovered by insurance, State or Federal programs, or other source, such as fundraising. The Fund is intended to assist in preserving a family’s ability to cope with the responsibilities which accompany a child’s significant health problems.
    Catastrophic Illness Fund information
  • New Jersey Family Care Children’s Health Insurance Program
    This program provides health insurance to children under age 19 and parents and caretaker relatives of children based on family size and income.  Covered services include medical, dental, vision and mental health.
  • State of NJ Department of Human Services, Disability programs
    The New Jersey Department of Human Services works in partnership with families, consumers, advocacy groups, service providers and state and municipal officials throughout the state to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities are protected and that they and their families have access to quality programs and services that meet their needs.
  • Disability Benefits 101
    Provides tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits.

Equipment Donation and Loaner Programs

  • Goodwill Home Medical Equipment
    Refurbished donated DME and unopened medical supplies.
    The Goodwill Home Medical Equipment program collects used durable medical equipment and refurbishes or cleans for the next user.  Equipment is made affordable and requires no prescription.  They accept donated used equipment.
    Bellmawr, NJ


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