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Adult Services

The NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities provides public funding for services and supports that assist 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 information and resource initiative for middle and high school-age youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, to assist them in preparing for the transition to adulthood.

Children's Services

The NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities does not provide services for children under age 21. To learn about services and supports available for children from birth through age 21, please visist one or more of 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

I want to:

• Apply to Receive Division-Funded Services

• Apply to Become a Medicaid/DDD Approved Service Provider

Announcements and Other Division News

Visit the DDD Announcements page and/or subscribe to our e-news bulletin, Division Update.

To Subscribe, send an email to with Division Update Subscribe in the subject line. 

Contact Us

Call toll free: 800.832.9173

Send an email message to the Division of Developmental Disabilities

Report abuse of an indivudal 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
: +9500 (FT, PT, TES/Temporary Employment Services)
Division Budget: +$1.5 billion (state and federal funds)

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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