Disability Services


The following resources are provided by the County of Union, New Jersey. The page includes important information about the programs and services offered locally, as well as the many state and federal resources available.


You will have the opportunity to read information on a variety of topics. You may contact the Union County Office for the Disabled at 908-527-4807 or via e-mail.


The Union County Office for Persons With Disabilities and Special Needs works to advance independent living and assists consumers with disabilities in realizing their full inclusion in all aspects of county life.  The Office also promotes community-based living options.

PASP (Personal Assistance Services Program)

The PASP helps program participants pursue vocational goals and live independently. The PASP can assist people with disabilities who are working, going to college, attending a vocational training program or involved in volunteer activities (minimum of 20 volunteer hours per month).  To be eligible, PASP applicants must have a permanent physical disability, be age 18 through 70, be capable of self-direction, able to supervise a personal assistant and live in a community-based residence in New Jersey.  Personal assistants can assist with essential daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, wheelchair-bed transfers, meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, as well as other chores and errands. 



Helen Alvarado

PASP Coordinator



ADA Advisory Board

(1 year term)


Adrienne Robertiello, Scotch Plains Resident

Dr. Jill Harris, Scotch Plains Resident

Rebecca Kasen, Scotch Plains Resident

DJ Salvante and/Julie Buonaguro, Township Recreation

Michelle Willis, Scotch Plains Public Library

Lisa Rebimbas, Scotch Plains Special Services

Liaison: Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Stamler

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