Morris Union Jointure Commission
Morris Union Jointure Commission offers a variety of services to public school districts in Somerset, Morris, Union, and Essex Counties. MUJC runs numerous teacher and parent workshops.

Somerset County Parks Commission
Somerset County Parks Commission, Therapeutic Recreation, features a special selection of year round recreation programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities residing in participating municipalities. An events calendar is available on the website. To register please use the following link:

US Department of Education
Special Education information available for students, parents, and teachers.

Tri-County Care Management Organization
Educator, Mr. Richard Horowitz, is exective director of the Tri-County Care Management Organization. He is starting a group for dads of special needs kids. He plans for two meetings a month to be held at: TCCMO office, 1250 Route 28, Suite 101, Branchburg, NJ. Interested: call (908) 526-3900 or e-mail: Group is called Men Mentoring Men. to reserve a spot: (908) 707-0774 [not affiliated with Warren Schools]

Alliance for Disabled in Action
Alliance for Disabled in Action (phone: 732-738-4388) offers various programs and seminars for individuals with disabilities, their family members, and the professionals who serve them.

Childs Play Social Skills
Enhance social skills at Childs Play. For children with developmental disabilities. Visit website for description of programs and fee schedule.

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
In order to better understand Mitochondrial Disease, please review the information at

Center for Outreach & Services for the Autism Community (COSAC)
COSAC is a nonprofit agency that has been providing information, advocacy, services, family and professional education and consultation to NJ's autism community since 1965. Holds numerous fundraisers during the year.

Somerset County Office of Youth Services
Somerset County Office of Youth Services presents Parenting Connections Workshops on a variety of subjects. Panels of experts from mental health, law enforcement and educational fields discuss wide variety of subjects. For information regarding the schedule of presentations contact mariann Bruno 908-704-6333 or Parenting Connections Workshops are held at Somerset County VoTech, North Bridge St. & Vogt Dr., Bridgewater.

Family Support Organization (FSO)
Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties To assist families who have children with special emotional, mental health or behavioral needs FSO provides: Peer-to-Peer Support Education Advocacy Groups and Workshops Website: for upcoming dates and sessions. You may attend one or all of the following group sessions: Parenting classes; Strengthening Families; Breakfast Support Groups; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and FSO Discussions Groups Phone: 908-223-1191 Fax: 223-1639 and email:

Watchung Hills Pop Warner
Watchung Hills Pop Warner will open a Challenger Division for children with disabilities ages 5 to 16. This is a non-competitive flag football program which includes both football and cheer with uniforms. to registered: or e-mail Sheri Marino Haiken, MA, CCC-SLP,

Anxiety Disorders Clinic - Rutgers University

The Social Skills Group of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic targets clients from age 6 to 18+ with high functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, AD/HD, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Contact Stefanie Mark, MSW at 732-445-0674 (email: to schedule a social skills screening interview. Spots are on a first come, first served basis. Parents and children attend. Group fees is $400 for social skills children's group and Parent support groups $600.

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Steps to Accessing Services/Supports from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Contact toll free: 800.832.9173 New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities Physical Address: 195 Gateway Center 5 Commerce Way, Suite 100 Hamilton, NJ 08691 Mailing address: PO Box 726 Trenton, NJ 08625-0726 Assistant Commissioner: Elizabeth M. Shea

NJ Parent Link - Early Childhood, Parenting & Prof. Res. Ctr
NJ Parent Link: Linking Parents and Professionals to New Jersey's Early Childhood Services and Resources - NJ Parent Link is the State of New Jersey's web-based Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center and is a digital means of communicating with citizens. The NJ Dept of Health is the lead agency in this project. For more information: Jamie Anderson, NJ Parent Link Website Administrator 609 633 1363 or

NJ Center Tourette Syndrome
Center for support of those with Tourette Syndrome. Numerous articles, calendar of events and other contacts.

Buddy Ball Basketball
***Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. from January 13 to February 24, 2023 at Mt.Horeb School*** ***There is no cost to play. To play or volunteer, email Coach Chris Smith at All players and volunteers must also register using the link listed, or by going to the Warren Youth Basketball Association website. *** ***Buddy Ball Basketball is a Warren Youth Basketball Association program for boys and girls, ages 5 through high school, with special needs. ***

Electronic Submission of Special Ed Due Process/Mediation Requests
Completed petitions must be saved as Adobe PDF documents and submitted as an attachment to an email to: More information about electronic submissions of petitions for due process and mediation is available on the State of NJ website: or if you wish to contact for more information, please call Dominic Rota at 609-984-1286

Register Ready - Special Needs Registry for Disasters The New Jersey Department of Education is partnering with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to help residents with disabilities or those with functional needs (as in Hurricane Sandy) to access the "Register Ready" SpecialNeeds Registry for Disasters. It is an online registry to help communication between emergency responders and those with special needs; e.g., wheelchair bound and other medical equipment needs. Register Ready Registration page has a sign-up section.

Guide to Developing and Conducting an Effective SEPAG
The NEW Special Education Parent Advisory Groups in New Jersey l Guide to Developing and Conducting an Effective SEPAG The very teamwork and collaboration that are at the core of IDEA are also at the core of the Special Education Advisory Group process. Special Education Parent Advisory Groups – SEPAGs – engage parents, community leaders, and school district staff in collaborative teamwork to improve education, not only for those with disabilities, but for all children. SEPAGs ensure that there is a forum for meaningful parental input to the local school district, with the opportunity for system-level change. The key to any successful partnership is meaningful collaboration and exchange of ideas. This guide was developed with that in mind and is intended to offer a road map to help bring stakeholders together, suggest strategies to help stakeholders engage in dialogue, and offer best practices to help them work together to benefit the local community. Particpants will: Learn the process used to create the guide Become familiar with the Guide and it''s use for parents and educators Time: This webinar will be pre-recorded and posted on our website. Please Register to receive the link for the recorded webinar: For more information or to register by phone: call 973-642-8100 ext 123 or email -Monique- EMPOWERED, EDUCATED, ENGAGED, EFFECTIVE !! Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change! Monique DujueWilson STATEWIDE PARENT ADVOCACY NETWORK (SPAN) START Parent Leadership Development Initiative Regional Coordinator - North Essex County Council for Young Children Project Coordinator START Project Parent Group Specialist - Hunterdon/Mercer/Somerset Counties 35 Halsey Street - 4th. Floor Newark NJ 07102 Office - (973) 642-8100, Ext. 118 Cell - (201) 932-6585 Fax - (973) 642-8080 Upcoming events and resources for starting and running effective Special Education Parent Advisory Groups Serving on Groups Webinar Series and Resources Facebook Pages: "Like" The Essex County Council for Young Children Facebook Community Page

Summit Community Programs - for Youth with Special Needs
Numerous activities sponsored by TriCAN, a non-profit charitable organization, whose mission is to provide a wide variety of programs for youth with special needs. They are held at Chisholm Community Center, 100 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield, NJ, Briant Park in Summit, and New Providence Municipal Center Gym, 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence. Programs are for ages 3 to 18 and cost between $43 and $100. Contact: 908-277-2932 or email

Asperger's Skill Building Network (ASBN) Groups

Asperger''s Skill Building Network with the National Institute for People with Disabilities (NIPD/NJ) is currently accepting applications for 2017 groups: Warren''s ASBN will include intensive social and vocational skills instruction and support program for adults diagnoses with Asperger''s Syndrome, autism spectrum disorder or similar conditions. Groups of about 12 participants meet with 2 staff, twice per week, for 5 hours per day. Activities include skits, role-playing, yoga, videotaping and viewing, and community outings. To schedule an intake or to obtain more information contact Dara Friedman, Program Supervisor, at or 973-720-3762.

Monique DujueWilson STATEWIDE PARENT ADVOCACY NETWORK (SPAN) START Parent Leadership Development Initiative Regional Coordinator - North START Project Parent Group Specialist - Burlington/Hunterdon/Mercer/Somerset Counties 35 Halsey Street - 4th. Floor Newark NJ 07102 Office - (973) 642-8100, Ext. 118 Cell - (201) 932-6585 Fax - (973) 642-8080 Upcoming events and resources for starting and running effective Special Education Parent Advisory Groups Serving on Groups Webinar Series and Resources Facebook Pages:

EmPower Family Success Center
Located at 34 West Main St., Suite 201 Somerville, NJ 08876 Phone: (908) 722-4400 Office hours: M-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm All programs, activities and events are free and organized by EmPower of Somerset, including: Parent-Child Activities Parent Education/Life Skills Information on Family Health Economic Self-sufficienty Referral Service Housing-related services Family Goal-setting Advocacy & Support/Self-Help Groups Bi-Lingual Staff

QAL: Question & Answer Line - Somerset County Youth Services
QAL: Question and Answer Line: 908-704-6355 and -- all calls and emails returned within 24 hours. Information, referrals, coordination - support for parents, caregivers and their children. No cost - confidential help: Has your child gotten involved with the law? do you need to find help? Are you overwhelmed? Need help finding the next step?

People with disabilties register with county
People with disabilities are encouraged to register their needs with their county through Register Ready

Project Child Find
Project Child Find A Free Referral Service 1-800-322-8174 All calls confidential and toll free. For children ages Birth through 2 years, contact the New Jersey Early Intervention System at 888-653-4463

Project Child Find - Early Intervention
Website to help parents when Early Intervention is recommended for their child.

TOPs Special Needs Soccer - WHSA Watchung Hills Soccer Association
Families, TOPSoccer is a program for special needs players which usually runs in the fall and spring. Please register your child as soon as possible so that we can plan appropriately for the program. WHSA Watchung Hills Soccer Association For general inquiries, please contact your organization directly. or or call: Phone: 908-376-9909 Email:

MyGoalAutism Family
2nd Sunday of each month - Next meeting: December 12 at 3 pm call 877.886.9462 or email for virtual meeting details.

Transition into Postsecondary Services (TiPS) Transition Fair
Wednesday, April 6th, 11am-2pm Transition into Postsecondary Services (TiPS) Transition Fair For the Families and Care-providers of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Somerset County Information on Support Coordination agencies, Day and Residential programs, Education and Recreation programs, DDD, DVRS... Where: LifeTime Fitness, 145 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Community-Based Instruction Project Web-based Training Opportunities
CBI for Families: Understanding the Benefits of Community-Based Instruction May-10-2022 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey
LDANJ Events Nov-06-2022 Fall Conference - Expo Details:

Somerset County July August 2022 Brochure
SOMERSET COUNTY PARK COMMISSION Therapeutic Recreation 2022 July/August Teen/Adult Programs