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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.

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.

News and Announcements

For Division news, please visit the News and Announcements web page.

To subscribe to our e-news bulletin, Division Update, please send an email to 
and include "Division Update Subscribe" in the subject line. 

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

Become an Approved Service Provider

The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities welcomes and encourages any agency or individual interested in providing services and supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities age 21 and older to visit the Supports Program Provider Portal.

System Reform / Shift to Fee-for-Service

In addition to a number of other major system reforms underway since 2012, the Division's service delivery model is shifting from a contract-based system to a Medicaid-based, fee-for-service system. This shift is anticipated to begin July 1, 2015 and continue in phases over a 12-18 month period.

In the new fee-for-service system, all Division-funded services and supports will be accessed through one of two Medicaid waiver programs: the Supports Program or the Community Care Waiver.

For the most up-to-date information and announcements, please visit the Fee for Service (FFS) Implementation web page.

Contact Us

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

Toll free: 800.832.9173

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Elizabeth M. Shea, Assistant Commissioner
Division Staff
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Division Budget: +$1.5 billion (state and federal funds)
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