Information to help you find the assistance you need for your family.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
National Organization for Rare Disorders
New Jersey Department of Human Services
New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council
New Jersey Protection and Advocacy
Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF)
Family Crisis Handbook (PDF)
How to cope when an adult loved one with a developmental disability experiences mental health or behavioral issues.
Providing Respite: Supporting People and Families Across the Lifespan
In partnership with the NJ Lifespan Respite Program, The Boggs Center has published–Providing Respite: Supporting People and Families Across the Lifespan.
This booklet offers an overview of respite and highlights the positive impact that respite makes in the lives of people with disabilities, seniors, and their families.
Offering supports across the lifespan.
New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) assures the opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to receive quality services and supports to participate meaningfully in their communities and exercise their right to make choices. If you have any questions about the information provided below, call the Family Support Center of NJ at 800-372-6520 or complete this form.
- 18 years of age
- You can apply at 18 but services begin at 21 years old
- Resident of New Jersey
- Meet the Functional Criteria for a Developmental Disability
- Medicaid Eligibility
In order to receive services funded by DDD, an individual must apply to become eligible. Find eligibility criteria defined by New Jersey state law.
DDD Supports Program
The supports program is a Medicaid program which requires individuals to maintain their Medicaid eligibility in order to participate.
Types of Services Provided:
- Employment/Day Supports
- Individual and Family Supports
- Support program services include: respite, assistive technology, behavioral management, supported employment, community based supports, and more.
Get more information about the New Vision for Support Across the Life Course (PDF).
CCP Community Care Program (formerly Community Care Waiver)
DDD provides more intensive in-home individual supports or residential services for people who are enrolled on the CCW. Eligibility for this program is: the individual must have Medicaid and reached the top of the Waiting List for waiver services or deemed “emergency”.
Types of services provided:
- Employment/Day Supports
- In-Home Supports