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The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) has been providing and funding services for state residents with developmental disabilities since 1959. These supports and services are provided by more than 280 agencies in communities throughout the state, or in six residential developmental centers that are administered by DDD.
Since the division was created, the system that serves individuals with developmental disabilities has changed and grown significantly. Today, nearly 29,000 adults are eligible to receive services funded by the division. Most DDD-eligible individuals live in the community, either with family or in a community residence such as a group home or supervised apartment or in a Community Care Residence with a family caregiver. Approximately 1,835 reside within the six developmental centers operated by DDD.
Some conditions that might be considered a developmental disability include:
- intellectual disabilities
- cerebral palsy
- spina bifida
- traumatic brain injuries and
- certain neurological impairments.
For more information and to begin the application process for DDD eligibility, please go to Applying for DDD Services.
Division Budget: +$1.5 billion (state and federal funds)
Division Assistant Commissioner: Elizabeth Shea
Division Staff: +9500 (FT, PT, TES/Temporary Employment Services)
Information for Division Stakeholders07.21.2014 Division Update Newsletter Launched
To improve Division communication to constituents, community partners and other stakeholders, DDD has launched Division Update, an inclusive e-news bulletin that will be distributed to subscribers on an as-needed basis. To subscribe, please send an email to DDD.Communications@dhs.state.nj.us.
07.21.2014 Fee For Service Implementation
A dedicated Fee For Service Implementation web page has been developed to provide FFS-related updates as the transition to a Medicaid-based fee-for-service system progresses over the coming months. A dedicated Fee For Service Helpdesk is also in place to respond to FFS-related questions: DDD.FeeForService@dhs.state.nj.us.
07.18.2014 JVGA Final Rate-Setting Report and Rate Schedule Released
JVGA/DDD Rate-Setting Slide Presentation
JVGA Final Report
Fee for Service (FFS) Rate Schedule - These are recommended rates and are not yet in effect
07.01.2014 Self-Directed Respite
Temporary extensions of Self-Directed Respite have been granted on an individualized basis while agencies and families work toward identifying and training staff. The Division will not be able to continue granting extensions of Self-Directed Respite beyond September, 2014.
The last day to request an extension for September is September 15, 2014, and can be done by writing to DDD.SelfDirectedRespiteHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us.
07.01.2014 Interim Pre-Service Training System
05.08.2014 Introduction to Supportive Housing
03.25.2014 Information on the Closure of Developmental Centers
01.30.2014 Timeline for 2014 Graduates to Access Services/Supports after Graduation
12.09.2013 Central Registry
A Central Registry of Offenders against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities was established in the Department of Human Services through bi-partisan legislative support and a law signed by Governor Chris Christie on April 30, 2010. Information can be found at Central Registry of Offenders against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities website.
The toll-free number to report abuse is 800.832.9173
12.02.2013 DD/MI Report
The Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorder Treatment Work Group convened by the New Jersey Department of Human Services has posted its final report on the Division of Mental Health Services website, under Managed Behavior Health Organization.
07.18.2013 Letter regarding unusual incident reporting related to youth up to age 21
Community Care Waiting List LettersThe Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) maintains the Community Care Waiver Waiting List (Waiting List) and provides an annual update to all individuals who are in the Priority Category of the Waiting List regarding their status. Letters are not sent to individuals in the General Category of the Waiting List.
For questions related to the Waiting List, contact your Division case manager. For additional information about the Community Care Waiver (CCW), please visit the Community Care Waiver web page.