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Services for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides public funding for services and supports that assist New Jersey adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities age 21 and older to live as independently as possible. Services and supports are available in the community from independent providers, and in five state-run developmental centers.

Planning for Adult Life is a Division-funded initiative for New Jersey youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities age 16-21 and their families, to assist them in preparing for the transition to adulthood.

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Contact the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

Call toll free: 800.832.9173

Send an email message to the Division of Developmental Disabilities

Report abuse or neglect of an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities

New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities

Physical Address:
195 Gateway Center
5 Commerce Way, Suite 100
Hamilton, NJ 08691
Mailing address:
PO Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726

Elizabeth M. Shea, Assistant Commissioner
Division Staff
: 5,700+ (FT, PT, TES/Temporary Employment Services)
Division Budget: +$1.8 billion (state and federal funds)

Services for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities does not provide services for children under age 21. To learn about services and supports available for New Jersey children from birth through age 21, please visit the following:

• NJ Department of Children and Families Children's System of Care/PerformCare
• NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education 
• NJ Department of Health Division of Family Health Services

A Central Registry of Offenders Against Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the Department of Human Services (DHS) through bi-partisan legislative support and a law signed by Governor Chris Christie on April 30, 2010. It became effective October 27, 2010 and exclusively applies to DHS' funded, licensed, contracted or regulated programs that provide services to people with developmental disabilities.

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