Assistive Technology in the Home and Community
Assistive technology can help make homes more accessible. It can also help people with disabilities care for themselves more easily and help families care for and support a member with a disability.
- Safer Entry and Exit
- Greater Independence in the Bathroom and Kitchen
- Environmental Controls for Telephones, TVs, Electronics
Requesting an assistive technology evaluation from Advancing Opportunities is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Here’s how to begin
For individuals and families already registered with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, the process begins with a discussion with your case manager about independence goals and barriers. Ask what barriers might be able to be removed through the use of assitive technology, or through making your home accessible. People not registered with DDD, can call us at 1-888-322-1918 ext. 595 for more information.
For families working with the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund (TBI Fund), download this flyer to see what services we may be able to provide. Your TBI case manager can make a referral for services with this form.
Submit the form via email or fax it to us at 609-882-4054.
What Happens Next
Once your referral has been received, a member of the Assistive Technology Services department will contact you to schedule an appointment for an evalution. We will come to your home and assess the individual's abilities and independence goals to see what type of assistive technology or home accessibiltiy would work best.
If needed, we will help you do a short-term trial of the equipment, to confirm that it will help meet your goals before recommending purchase. Based on assessment and trial, we make a recommendation to the DDD case manager.
Resources for Independent Living
Find Accessible Rental Housing in New Jersey
The NJHRC is an online, housing information clearinghouse. Whether you are looking for housing with accessibility features or affordable or market-rate housing, the NJHRC can help you. Note: while “accessible” means different things to different people, some entries on the website have details, and pictures.
To search for accessible housing, visit www.njhousing.gov