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Advocacy and Resources

Links & Resources for Families

Looking for services or resources for a loved one with developmental disabilities?

The Arc’s outreach coordinator is available to guide you through The Arc’s services, Medicaid eligibility or help accessing services and other resources available.  

For assistance, families are invited to contact:
732-493-1919, ext 122
*Please do not use this email if you are a business or resource looking to be added to our site. 

Downloadable Resources:

The Arc and Neighboring Chapters

National Website:

The Arc of New Jersey:

The Arc of Ocean County:

The Arc of Middlesex County:

The Arc of Mercer County:

The Arc of Atlantic County:

autismNOW – an initiative by The Arc:

Dental Care in Monmouth County

For patients with Medicaid or no dental insurance.
Monmouth Family Health Center 270 Broadway, Long Branch
(732) 413-2030

NJ Special Needs Registry

NJ Register Ready was created to help people with a disability in times of emergency. NJ residents with special needs are encouraged to add their personal information to this registry, which will be shared with emergency responders in case of an emergency or evacuation. 

Monmouth County Special Needs Registry “SNR”:

The Special Needs Registry ( allows citizens with special needs who reside, attend school or work in Monmouth County to voluntarily provide information about their special needs to law enforcement officials. The SNR enables first responders and emergency personnel to better assist the individuals with special needs in their time of need.

Monmouth County's Human Services Directory - Mental Health Finder

The Mental Health Facilities Finder application locates and provides information about mental health facilities located in Monmouth County. Facilities provide services related to the mental health of children and adults, specialized education, substance use disorders, social services, and legal services.

The ABLE Act

NJ ABLE Save tax-free for eligible expenses such as education, housing and transportation without losing eligibility for Medicaid and other benefits.

The National Disability Institute has six steps you can take to become ABLE account ready. Click here for a video. Brief Summary of the ABLE Act.

My Social Security:

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are significant sources of income for retirees and people with disabilities. When applying for a mortgage, public, private or subsidized housing, applicants generally must provide proof of income as part of their application. For people who receive a monthly Social Security or SSI benefit, My Social Security ( a secure, online service, is the fastest way to obtain a Benefit Verification or Proof of Income letter.

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Senior Care Resources 
National Disability-Related Websites
New Jersey Disability-Related Sites
New Jersey Government
Federal Government
Assistive Technology / Rehabilitation / ADA
For those considering college
Special education resources
Summer Camps for Individuals with I/DD