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The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities provides public funding for services and supports that assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) age 21 and older to live as independently as possible.
News and Announcements
Division-funded services and supports are offered in the community by more than 250 New Jersey provider agencies and in five residential developmental centers.
To ensure that young adults with I/DD ages 16-21 and their families have the information necessary to prepare for the transition from youth to adulthood, the Division funds the Planning for Adult Life program.
For Division news and updates, visit DDD News and Announcements.
To subscribe to Division Update, our e-news bulletin for self-advocates, family members, Direct Support Professionals, provider management and other Division stakeholders, please send an email to:
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Apply for Services
To receive services through the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, an individual must meet the functional criteria and be Medicaid eligible.
Apply for Division-funded Services
Transition to a Fee-for-Service System
The Divison is currently transitioning from a contract-based service system to a Medicaid-based, fee-for-service system, with an anticipated implementation date of July 1, 2015. In the new fee-for-service system, New Jersey's disability-related services will be funded through one of two Medicaid waiver programs: the Supports Program or the Community Care Waiver.
For information and announcements regarding the Division's transition from a contract-based service system to a Medicaid-based fee-for-service system, visit the Fee for Service (FFS) Implementation web page.
New Jersey Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
195 Gateway Center
5 Commerce Way, Suite 100
Hamilton, NJ 08691
PO Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726
Toll free: 800.832.9173
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Elizabeth M. Shea, Assistant Commissioner
Division Staff: +9500 (FT, PT, TES/Temporary Employment Services)
Division Budget: +$1.5 billion (state and federal funds)