Office For The Disabled



Charles Newman, Director
Phone/TTY:
908-527-4807
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
TTY: Please dial 711

The Union County Office for the Disabled works to advance independent living and assists consumers with disabilities in realizing their full inclusion in all aspects of County life.  The Office also promotes community-bases living options.

Services include:

Information & Referral

On a wide variety topics, including accessibility, the Americans with Disabilities Act, assistive technology, education, employment, housing, independent living, law & civil rights, legal assistance, recreation and social activities, rehabilitation and transportation.

Advocacy

The Office advances greater independence for individuals with disabilities through consumer advocacy.  It is also involved in systems advocacy to improve the lives and protect the rights of people with disabilities.

Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)

The Office administers the Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)  in Union County.  The Personal Assistance Services Program helps program participants pursue vocational goals and live independently.  The PASP can assist people with disabilities who are working, going to college, attending a vocational training program or involved in volunteer activities.  To be eligible, PASP applicants must have a permanent physcial disability, be age 18 through 65, be capable of self-direction, able to supervise a personal assistant and live in a community-bases residence in New Jersey.  Personal assistance can assist with essential daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, wheelchair-bed transfers, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, as well as other chores and errands.   Contact: Robert Colicchio, PASP Coordinator, 908-527-4845

The Office for the Disabled provides staff support for the Advisory Board on the Disabled and also coordinates the County’s ADA compliance efforts.


NJ DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE PROGRAM

USEFUL LINKS

ADA Home Page

Disability Rights – New Jersey

Disability.gov

NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Social Security Online