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01.26.15   Public Input Sessions Announced

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has scheduled public input sessions on February 4 and February 19 regarding the Statewide Transition Plan for coming into compliance with the Home and Community Based Services Rule, which was released in January 2014 by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Please see the DHS Public Notice for instructions on registering to testify, to attend as an observer, and/or to provide written testimony or letters.



01.23.15   Focus Groups for DDD Stakeholders

Scheduled focus groups are now FILLED TO CAPACITY AND
 CLOSED
The Division of Developmental Disabilities, in collaboration with The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, is holding a series of focus groups to learn more about what stakeholders would like to have addressed in DDD’s overall plan to ensure quality services and supports in the new system. People with disabilities, family members, providers, and other stakeholders are invited to share their ideas.


01.22.15   Autism Guide 2nd Edition Released

In a Department of Human Services' press release this week, availability of the department's new, 2nd edition Autism, Navigating Through the Maze guide was announced. This comprehensive resource, developed by the Office on Autism in collaboration with several state divisions and departments, provides information about accessing autism services in New Jersey.



01.14.15   Fee-for-Service Implementation Timeline Part II released

The Fee-for-Service Implementation Timeline Part II: January-July 2015 is now available. We may develop an audio guide to assist stakeholders in understanding the timeline. Please let us know at the DDD Communications email if you feel this would be helpful.



11.21.14   2015 Graduates Timeline Available

The 2015 Graduates Aging Out of the School System Timeline is now available. It provides an overview for young adults who will exhaust their educational entitlement by turning 21 years of age within the 2014-15 school year, and who wish to pursue Division-funded services.  



10.10.14   Provider Qualification Process Temporarily on Hold

Please be advised that effective October 20, 2014, the qualification of new service providers will be temporarily on hold. Any applications currently in process or those in transit and received by October 17, 2014 for open services at this time will continue to be processed. The Day Habilitation qualification process continues to be on hold.

This change is necessary due to the development of the Medicaid provider application process as part of the Division’s system reform efforts. The Medicaid provider application will remain open for Support Coordination services only. Please check the Supports Program page of the Division’s website regularly for updates regarding the Medicaid application process.


   
12.09.13   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


 
12.02.13   Developmental Disabilities and Mentall Illness 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.

 
 
 
 
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