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June 27, 2017 IMPORTANT NOTICE: All individuals currently enrolled in the DDD Self-Directed Employee (SDE) Optionincluding those who are dually enrolled in both PPP and the DDD SDE Option and have requested to opt-out of the 90-day extension – should continue to submit timesheets to Easter Seals until they are notified by Public Partnerships and have received the Public Partnerships Welcome Packet with SDE Timesheets. All SDE Option participants who will transition effective July 1 have been notified by Public Partnerships. 

If you participate in the DDD Self-Directed Employee Option – alone or dually with PPP – and you have not been notified and received SDE timesheets, then you are not transitioning effective July 1. You will transition when you are notified by Public Partnerships.

Please see the June 27 Division Update for additional information.


The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides public funding for services and supports that assist New Jersey 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.

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is actively committed to New Jersey's Employment First initiative.

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Report Suspected Abuse

To report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability please call 800.832.9173 or email DDD

Reports of abuse may be made by any person having reasonable cause to believe that an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability has been a victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Employees and volunteers of the New Jersey Department of Human Services and any facility or program licensed, contracted or regulated by the Department are required to report allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any individual with an intellectual or developmental disability. Agency protocols for reporting must be followed.

Find Services for Children Under 21

The Division of Developmental Disabilities does not provide services for children under age 21. To learn about services and supports available for New Jersey children from birth through age 21, please visit 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

NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

Assistant Commissioner: Elizabeth M. Shea
Division Staff:
5,000+ (FT, PT, TES/Temporary Employment Services)
Division Budget: +$1.8 billion (state and federal funds)

Mailing Address: PO Box 726, Trenton, NJ 08625-0726

Physical Address: 5 Commerce Way, Suite 100, Hamilton, NJ 08691

Phone (toll free): 800.832.9173

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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