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Office for Individuals with Disabilities

The Ocean County Office for Individuals with Disabilities works as an information and referral resource for the residents of Ocean County. The Office strives to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities as well as to their friends and family in order to empower them through knowledge. Community resource information both public and private is disseminated to the consumer through the Office. Keeping abreast and apprised new organizations and programs, and aiding in community awarenes are all responsibilities of the Office. All duties of the Office are aimed at the goal of improving the quality of life for all residents of Ocean County and to ensure full and equal participation in all aspects of life.

Areas of Inquiry Include:

  • American's with Disabilities Act
  • Architectural Barriers
  • Counseling Services
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Newsletters
  • Recreation
  • Supplies/Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Disabled License Plates
  • LifeLine
  • PAAD Pharmaceutical Assistance
  • Employment
  • Half-Fare
  • Government Agencies
  • Special Needs
  • Housing

Services Include:

Networking - The Office organizes different forums for networking allowing service providers and consumers to exchange information and build strong relationships
Data Collection - The Office maintains statistical information based on the types of consumer calls which it receives. The information is shared with other organizations in order to enhance program planning
Advocacy - The Office provides supportive advocacy and encourages residents to become effective self-advocates. The Office will also refer residents to self-advocacy training programs.
Community Awareness - The Office updates the professional community, the media and the general public in Ocean County on issues related to disabilities. The Office provides public education through awareness activities and programs.