Individuals with Disabilities and Special Needs
Phone: (973) 470-2234
Fax: (973) 594-1979
Hours: Mon.–Fri. 8:00am - 4:00pm
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:
•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 such as Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's;
•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 the month (excluding holidays) in the Health Department offices on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 8PM. 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:
•Clifton Community Development and Outreach program
•Passaic County Adult Day Care - 973-696-9030, 973-696-9030
•Passaic County Handicapped Services - 973-881-4363, 973-881-4363
•Passaic County Mental Health Services - 973-881-4278, 973-881-4278
•Passaic County Office of Aging - 973-881-4950, 973-881-4950
•Passaic County Para Transit - 973-305-5757, 973-305-5757
•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