Special Needs and Youth Resources
Project Lifesaver provides GPS tracking bracelets for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. This program’s local branch is operated by the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department.
Local Nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping children and adults with autism. They provide support services, events and activities for autistic individuals and their families. They also provide training for parents, educators and first responders.
National Nonprofit organization that provides detailed information about various aspects of autism. The site is organized so family members of an autistic individual can easily search for the appropriate resources depending on their needs.
Local Nonprofit organization provides information and detailed guides on autism. It also provides assistance navigating New Jersey’s Autism resources and service systems.
CGS Family Partnership, Inc. The Care Management Organization for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. CGS provides Behavioral Assistance, Intensive In-Community Service, Treatment Homes, Case Management Services, Group Homes and residential Treatment Centers.
Nonprofit organization that provides detailed information about various aspects of autism. It also provides referral information and assistance through its national helpline.
Local Nonprofit organization that provides detailed information about various aspects of autism. It also provides local activities, events and support groups for autistic individuals and their families. Coping with Disabilities in College This webpage provides information and numerous resource links for disabled individuals who may be looking for assistance in attending college. These links include resources for obtaining assistive technological tools, financial aid, student support groups, and motivational support.
Online community of “special needs parents” who share their own stories and experiences to help other families in similar situations.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities
The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities provides public funding for services that assist New Jersey adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This site also provides links to New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families, Department of Education and Department of Health.