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    Educational Links, Information and Resources on Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning » Home

    AT Resources in New Jersey

    Statewide Resources | Statewide Conferences | Regional Resources in NJ

    Statewide Resources

    The New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (NJCART)
    A non-profit organization established in 1987 to promote the appropriate applications of technology for individuals with disabilities, assure access to resources, and provide continuing education for its members and the community at large.

    Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ)
    A consumer driven, non-profit organization that serves as New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in the state of New Jersey.  They work with individuals with disabilities and their families to protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities by providing information and referral along with a broad range of advocacy services, including legal representation.
    Additionally, this agency’s Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC)provides resources, information, and other AT services to support the needs of consumers.

    The Assistive Technology Center
    Located at Advancing Opportunities provides workshops and trainings to help teachers, school personnel, parents and employers learn about what kinds of technology are available and how to implement them. They also have a device lending program, a visiting van program and other resources that support the use of assistive technology to support the learning needs of individuals with disabilities.

    TECHConnection
    A resource and demonstration center for the latest computer technology and software that is needed for anyone who has difficulty using, reading, seeing or hearing the computer. This includes children who are struggling with learning in the school environment and those who have learning disabilities or other developmental disabilities.

    The Adaptive Technology Center
    For New Jersey Colleges, located at The College of New Jersey, disseminates information on assistive technology, operates an adaptive technology lending program and provides outreach and training to faculty, staff and students at New Jersey colleges and universities.

    Statewide Conferences

    New Jersey Abilities Expo
    A state level assistive technology conference that covers a range of assistive technology devices, informational sessions and networking opportunities

    Regional Resources in NJ

    The LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER NETWORK (LRCs)
    The Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) are supported through the NJ Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and funded by IDEA 2004, Part B funds to provide services to parents and educators of children with disabilities ages 3 to 21 years.  These services include current special education information; materials circulation services; consultation services; and a materials production center.  The centers have an array of publications related to assistive technology in education.

    Educational Technology Training Centers (ETTCs)
    The Educational Technology Training Centers are located in many of the state’s 21 counties to serve as county-based resources that offer educators professional development opportunities in the area of technology. The ETTCs contain demonstration technology equipment and offer training programs that include those that assist teachers in implementing the Core Curriculum Content Standards. Six of the centers, listed below, have specific assistive technology training and resources.