USH Ambassador for New Jersey

Jane Gomez is your USH Ambassador for New Jersey. She is your local point of contact for the Usher Syndrome Coalition. Feel free to contact Jane at: ambassador.nj@usher-syndrome.org

Resources for New Jersey

  • The USH Trust is the largest international contact database of individuals with Usher syndrome. Created and maintained by the Usher Syndrome Coalition, it is our most powerful tool to connect and inform individuals living with Usher worldwide. The USH Trust allows us to get to know and serve the community better, and to do what we do best: identify, build, support, and connect the community, both within the Usher community and with the research community. We do this via email, telephone, videophone, social media, webinars, local social events, our USH Connections Conference, and the many resources on our website. Come, join us!

  • Individuals with Usher syndrome who are passionate about research have a new data collection platform to join. The Usher Syndrome Data Collection Platform, or USH DCP, is hosted by RARE-X, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating research. By entering your health information into this secure platform, you will become part of a global database of de-identified information available to researchers worldwide. That means that only you can see your data. Only you can change your data. Your personal information (name, date of birth, address, etc.) will not be shared without your permission. As the DCP grows, more researchers will become aware of Usher syndrome. This can lead to the development of clinical trials, new treatments, and new therapies. YOU hold the key to unlocking future research discoveries.

  • NJCDB is a federally funded organization who provides community support for the unique educational needs of students who are deaf-blind. We have an effective menu of professional development activities including anchored technical assistance, topical training, information and resources, as well as an intensive intervenor training program.

  • Program and services for youth and adults with combined vision and hearing loss.

  • Provides free telecommunication evaluation, equipment, and training to children and adults with significant vision and hearing loss who qualify. iCanConnect is a national program authorized under the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.

  • Offers affordable housing in New Jersey designed for those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind & Late-Deafened

  • An overview of services for individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, and visually impaired.

  • A national volunteer organization created to empower the voices of families of individuals who are deaf-blind and to advocate for their unique needs.

  • Resources regarding deaf and deafblind children regarding a wide range of considerations, from early language and mode of communication decisions to educational programming through transition to adult life.