COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NJ State and Federal Guidance

American Academy of Pediatrics  
American Academy of Family Physicians 

Face Coverings (CDC Guidance)
Cloth Face Coverings (August 7)
Adaptations & Alternative Face Coverings (August 7) 

Early Intervention Services
US Department of Education:
Q&A: Status of EIS Services for Children with Disabilities
 (March 2020)

NJ Department of Health:
Early Intervention Procedural Safeguards & Family Rights

NJ Health Facility Guidelines
Hospital Guidelines for Patient & Visitor Safety (June 24)

NJ Long-Term Care Facility Guidelines
Directive for the Resumption of Services in all Long-Term Care Facilities (August 10)

Protocols & Conditions for Visitation of Pediatric, Developmentally Disabled,
and Intellectually Disabled Residents of Long Term Care Facilities (July 15)

Pediatric Long Term Care & Pediatric Transitional Care:
Standards & Protocols for Staff & Visitors
 (June 19)

State Services & Resources

Special Child Health Services 
Autism Information & Resources 
Asthma Information & Resources 

Newborn Hearing Screening
Newborn Bloodspot Screening  
Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects

Early Intervention System
(Developmental and Early Learning Assistance)

Family Centered Care Services 
Case Management Units (County Based Coordination of Care)

New Jersey Healthcare Facilities & Services 
New Jersey Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired 

NJ Disability Services & Resources Directory
(Comprehensive Booklet which includes NJ State,
County, Community & Professional Services & Resources)

Child Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services 
Crises Response Services for Children with Behavioral Health Needs 

Register Ready: Emergency Response Registry for Families with Children with Special Needs 

It is recommended that families with children with special or chronic medical needs contact
their Local Police/Emergency Medical Services to pre-coordinate an emergency response plan
to be used as needed.

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (Assistance with Extraordinary Medical Bills)

Office of Advocacy (NJ Department of Children and Families)  
Governor's Council on Prevention of Developmental Disabilities
Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism 

Communicable Diseases and Health Topics (A to Z List) 
NJ Department of Health: In the News & Current Health Issues

Federal Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder 
Developmental Milestones 

Parent Training and Information Center
Genetics, Home Reference (US National Library of Medicine) 
Parent Concerns/Developmental Stages: Learn the Signs & Act Early 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): FAQs & Information for Parents and Families 
CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) In the News/Current Health Issues 

Community Resources

Mom2Mom 
Parent to Parent 

Family Voices NJ
The Arc of New Jersey
Regional Family Support Planning Councils

RX 4 NJ (Prescription Assistance)
NJ 211 (Access to Community Resources)

Autism Support & Service Organizations 
Asthma Support & Resource Organizations

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network 
Family to Family Health Information Center 

Advocates for Children in New Jersey (ACNJ)   
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

HealthyChildren.org (AAP Website for Parents)
National Center for Medical Home Implementation

Just in Time Parenting
(Month by Month Child & Parent Health E-Newsletters)

New Jersey Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
(The Center for Sensory and Complex Disabilities at The College of New Jersey)
 

Transportation Services

NJ Access Link (NJ TRANSIT ADA Paratransit Program) 
New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP @ Rutgers)

LogistiCare, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid Clients 
DHS, Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services, Medical Transportation 

NJ 211 (Search Tool for Local Transportation Services) 
NJ Transit (Public Transportation Services for Families with Special Needs) 
NJ Find a Ride (Search Tool for County Based Transportation Services for Families with Special Needs) 

Professional Resources

Building a Medical Home for Children 
National Human Genome Research Institute 
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development