Individuals with Disabilities and Special Needs


Advisory Committee for Individuals with Disabilities
Clifton's Advisory Committee for Individuals was created by the Municipal Council in 1980 pursuant to the provisions of New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 40:81-13) to advise the Council in matters concerning residents with disabilities. The Committee is made up of residents of the City of Clifton, including members with disabilities, a City Council liaison, and a City Health Department liaison.

The Committee's mission is to:

We hope in 2019 to improve the quality of life for all Residents.

•Educate and advise any person with an interest in matters pertaining to individuals with disabilities;
•Recommend to the Council methods and ideas to aid and assist residents with disabilities to fully participate in all aspects of community life;
•Gather and present to the Council facts and information that will help the Council in its deliberations relating to matters concerning residents with disabilities.

Among the accomplishments of the Board are the following:

•Obtained TDD/TTY service for City Hall;
•Presented talks and information sessions to residents concerned about illnesses and conditions such as Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's and  Cerebral Palsy
•Provided direction and guidance for individuals with disabilities;
•Provided recreational opportunities for disabled youth;
•Facilitated the establishment of playground facilities for use of the disabled.

The Committee generally meets on the third Monday of each month (excluding holidays) in the Health Department offices on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 6:30 PM. Members of the public are always welcome to attend the meetings and express any concerns they may have or seek information or advice. The Committee would be happy to assist members of the public and relate your concerns to the City Council or other agencies.

For more information on services provided by Clifton and Passaic County:

  • Mental Health is ----- Mental Health Association in Passaic County  973-478-4444
  • Passaic County Aging & Disability Resource Connection
  • Adult Day Care provided  973-881-4000
  • Passaic County Department of Senior Services  973-569-4060 
  • N.J.Division of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. 609 588-2648 Fax 609 588-2528    
  • We have added the following Clifton Praise
  • North  Jersey Elks Developmental Disability Agency Elementary/ High School/ Adult Learning Center Call 973 772-2600                        
  • Power of One Christian Coaching & Outreach Ministries, Inc Clifton  973-239-5905   
  • Passaic County Advisory Committee on Disabilities 973- 569-4060 Fax 973=256-5190           ADRC 877-222-3737   
  • Clifton Community Development and Outreach program

Other Resources:

DIAL Center for Independent Living
NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - 609-984-7281
NJ Division on Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Home Page
NJ Legal Services