SMILE prides itself as a collective on trying to assist adults with special needs in any way that we can. We want you to be able to use us as a reference point in any and all inquiries, information, and resources to assist you, a family member, or loved ones.

We have compiled a list of resources and services for adults with special needs you can use right now:

1. ARC of NJ

“The Arc of New Jersey is the state’s largest organization advocating for and serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc of New Jersey is an affiliated chapter of The Arc, and community-based services are available statewide through our strong network of Local County Chapters.” – The ARC of NJ

2. Community Health Law Project (CHLP)

“The essential mission of CHLP is to provide legal and advocacy services to New Jersey residents with disabilities. We serve consumers of mental health services, people with physical disabilities, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities, and visual impairments.” –  CHLP

3. Avenues to Independent Living

“Avenues To Independent Living assists and supports people with varied abilities find and keep meaningful employment and independent living arrangements. Self-direction is about choices in your living and work environment.” -Avenues of Independent Living

Special Needs Parent Café (SNPC)

The mission of The Special Needs Parent Café (SNPC) is to support the resiliency of parents raising children with special needs across the lifespan by providing the following services to families:

  • Babysitting/Respite
  • Overnights
  • After School Care
  • Companion Care
  • Family Helper Services
  • Tutoring/ Homework Help

SMILE is Here to Help

We want to provide you with as much useful information and resources to assist you as possible. If you have not found the type of information you are looking for, be sure to check out our Resources page as well.