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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

Transition to a Fee-for-Service System

The Divison is currently transitioning from a contract-based service system to a Medicaid-based, fee-for-service system, with an anticipated implementation date of July 1, 2015. In the new fee-for-service system, New Jersey's disability-related services will be funded through one of two Medicaid waiver programs: the Supports Program or the Community Care Waiver.

For information and announcements regarding the Division's transition from a contract-based service system to a Medicaid-based fee-for-service system, 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

Send an email message to the Division of Developmental Disabilities

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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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