The following is a list of affiliates that we encourage you to explore to obtain additional information and resources. Click on any of the links below and you will be directed to the particular website of interest.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health is comprised of three campuses: Piscataway/New Brunswick, Newark, and Stratford/Camden. The school offers Doctorate and Master in Public Health degrees, concentrations in Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Health Systems and Policy, and Health Education and Behavioral Science. The School of Public Health is sponsored by UMDNJ in cooperation with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has been providing and funding services for state residents with developmental disabilities since 1959. These disabilities include intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries, and certain neurological impairments. The DDD continues to strive to expand the type of services available in the community. In this way, it is not only able to help individuals avoid unnecessary institutional placements, and also help make it possible for them to remain at home with their families for as long as possible.
The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities is New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD). The Boggs Center is part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pediatrics. The Boggs Center provides community and student training and technical assistance, conducts research and model demonstrations, and disseminates information and educational materials.
The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities is a lead change agent in the State responsible for a vision of what the lives of people with developmental disabilities should be. The purpose of the council is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of life through culturally competent programs.
The Family Support Center is a clearinghouse of up-to-date information on a national, state and local family support programs, services and disabilities. The Center offers a "One-Stop-Shopping" approach to individuals seeking information on disabilities and services by providing them with easy access to a comprehensive array of services. The Family Support Center (FSCNJ) provides information and referral on family support programs and services to families caring for a child with a disability, medical condition, rare disorder or other special needs. FSCNJ responds to the needs of families who are experiencing emotional distress and feelings of isolation, lack of information surrounding their child’s development and the services available to them.