All Medicaid-eligible individuals who are also eligible for DDD functional services will be able to access the Supports Program, unless they are enrolled on the Community Care Waiver. The Supports Program is a Medicaid program that requires individuals to maintain their Medicaid eligibility in order to continue to participate.
Supports Program Services AvailableEmployment/Day Supports
DDD will provide employment services and other day supports to supplement employment when an individual’s educational entitlement ends.
Individual and Family Supports
DDD will provide self-directed individual and family supports via a self-directed model based upon assessed need.
Individuals will choose from approved providers using established budgets.
Detailed explanations of services can be found in the Supports Program Service Definitions and Qualifications pdf document.
Support CoordinationInterim Policy Guide
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (Division) has released an Interim Policy Guide to Support Coordination*.
(*The Division is in the process of developing comprehensive policy manuals for the Supports Program and the Community Care Waiver that will be based on the format of this Interim Policy Guide. Stakeholder input is welcome and encouraged, and can be submitted to: DDD.SuppProgHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us.)
Applying to Become a Support Coordination Agency
The application to become a Support Coordination Agency (SCA) is available on the Supports Program Provider Portal web page.
Information for ProvidersInterim Policy Guide to Support Coordination - 03/28/14
Support Coordinators Guide to Unusual Incident Reporting - 12/09/13
Supports Program Service Definitions and Qualifications - 09/05/13
Revised Conflict Free Policy - 05/17/2013
Support Coordination Webinar Questions - 04/25/13
Suppot Coordination Provider Application - 04/25/13
Provider Packet - 10/22/12
Supports Program Providers Frequently Asked Questions for Provider (FAQs) - Updated 12/2012
Additional InformationSelecting A Support Coordination Agency - Guide for Families
Support Coordination Agency List
Support Coordination Agency Selection Form - 03/31/2014
Supports Program Fact Sheet: English Spanish
Supports Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Updated 12/2012 English Spanish
DDD’s New Vision for Support Across the Life Course
Medicaid Eligibility for the Supports Program (S.P.)
Presentations: PowerPoints, YouTubeNovember 2013
Support Coordination Q&A - 09/19/2013
November 2013 - Presentations delivered at the NIPD Conference
Services & Supports for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Employment First: Why, What and How?
Supportive Housing: Decoupling Housing and Services
Initial Phase of Support Coordination for the Supports Program 04/15/13 PowerPoint Presentation
Initial Phase of Support Coordination for the Supports Program 04/15/13 - Webinar linked from the Supports Program Provider Portal
Supports Program Provider Overview 11/8/12 (1st Session)
Support Coordination Provider Overview 11/27/12(1st Session)/12/4/12 (2nd Session)
DDD Video Presentations - View the DDD Provider Forums regarding the Supports Program and future Supports Program events on YouTube.
Questions/CommentsAll questions about the Supports Program should be sent to: