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Advocacy & Legal Issues Resource Page

The following organizations offer useful, but more general disability-related information, rather than information specific to blindness/visual impairment. The organizations listed here are NJ resources. Look for similar resources in your state. Many of the organizations listed under Information about Blindness offer education law and advocacy information specific to blindness/visual impairment.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey St., 4th fl.
Newark, NJ 07102

Information and training for parents of children at risk due to disability, poverty, geographic location, discrimination, or other special circumstances.

Education Law Center
60 Park Place, Suite 300
Newark, NJ 07102

Free legal assistance for education problems.

Disability Rights New Jersey
210 South Broad St., 3rd fl.
Trenton, NJ 08608

Legal assistance for people with disabilities on discrimination, accommodation, special education, and other issues.

NJ Developmental Disabilities Council
20 West State St., 7th Fl.
Trenton, NJ 08625

Information on Family Support Act and planning; Families magazine.

Division of Disability Services
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625

Resources directory; information and referrals on services for people with disabilities.

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