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Information & Assistance Service / Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
  • 201-336-6504
  • TTY 201-336-6505

The division's ADRC information and assistance unit is the primary access point to the many services and facilities available to residents with disabilities. The division maintains comprehensive resources and listings for purposes of responding to both inquiries about disability-related matters, and requests for program / agency referrals. This service is available to private and public sector entities and the community-at-large.

Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)
  • 201-336-6502 or 6508
  • TTY 201-336-6505

PASP is a self-directed, non-medical model program that provides up to 40 hours of personal assistance a week to qualifying individuals between the ages of 18 to 70 that have a permanent physical disability.

In order to qualify for services under the PASP a consumer must be:
  • A New Jersey resident
  • Between the ages of 18 and 70 years old
  • Actively engaged in a program activity: either working, going to school, or volunteering in the community for a minimum of 20-hours/month
  • Capable of self-directing and supervising your own services
  • Have a documented permanent, physical disability

Get additional information on the Personal Assistance Services Program.

Post-Stroke & Disabled Adult Support Group
  • 201-336-6504
  • TTY 201-336-6505

This free program sponsors four support groups that meet in the following municipalities:
  • Englewood
  • Maywood
  • Ridgewood

Program functions include:
  • Activities geared to promote personal fitness
  • Ceramics
  • Group discussions
  • Interactive music therapy
  • Occasional leisure
  • Trivia games

Read more about the Post-Stroke and Disabled Adult Support Group.

Respite Care
  • 201-336-6511 ext. 6503 / 6506
  • TTY 201-336-6505

This program provides relief services to caregivers who need an occasional break from the stressful regimen and time commitment that is part of caring for individuals with a severe and perhaps chronic disorder. Caregivers with emergency respite needs should petition the Respite Care Program for immediate service. Program participants may be required to pay a contributory fee.

Read more about the Respite Care Program.

  • 201-336-6501
  • TTY 201-336-6505

Provides one daily nutritious meal, Monday through Friday, to adults (age 59 and younger) by reason of a severe permanent or temporary disability, are housebound and incapable of seeing to their own basic meal preparation needs. Individuals served through this program must be on a regular diet. Weekend and Kosher meals are also available.

Read more about the Meals-on-Wheels program.

Caregiver Education & Support Program
  • 201-336-6504
  • TTY 201-336-6505

The Caregiver Education and Support Program provides in-home professional instruction and support to caregivers entrusted with the responsibilities of caring for someone with a chronic illness, disability, or disease. As there are no income guidelines to qualify, the caregiver must be unpaid and 18 years of age or older. Among the services available are:
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapists
  • Registered nurse
  • Social worker

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information & Assistance
  • 201-336-6500
  • TTY 201-336-6505

This project makes available an ADA-related information and assistance service at no cost to private and public sector entities and the general public.

Public Information Awareness
  • 201-336-6500
  • TTY 201-336-6505

Through a speakers bureau, this program aims to create a more positive work environment and level of social interchange for employers / employees with and without disabilities. The Bergen County Division on Disability Services also coordinates educational activities that address issues pertaining to prevention, transition, and disability.

Disability Resource Center & Clearinghouse
  • 201-336-6500
  • TTY 201-336-6505

This program makes available a host of disability related publications - such as pamphlets, periodicals, catalogs, study write-ups, and reference-based collections - that convey information on a wide range of subjects, including, but not limited to:
  • Accessible fine arts venues in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area
  • Activities of local and statewide disability service organizations / agencies and disability rights advocacy groups
  • Assistive technology
  • Basic data and research updates on specific disabilities
  • Demographics
  • Federal and state civil rights laws
  • Legislative updates